Surf Pods and Camping at Atlantic Farm

UK England South West England Cornwall Bude

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Laundry
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Luxury Cornish glampsite with eye-catching eco-pods, a staggering treehouse for couples and traditional tent camping – all close to Bude's beaches and surf spots

Set within easy reach of Bude's pumping surf scene, this singular south west retreat can arguably lay claim to some of Cornwall's most eye-catching glamping accommodation. While operating a separate field for 50 or so grass tent pitches (with optional electric hook-up), it's the luxury camping that steals the show here.

For starters, there's the eponymous oval pods. Ingeniously designed, these green-roofed wooden cabins come kitted out with king-sized beds, heated showers and solar-powered lighting, not to mention all the essentials from cooking gear and a cool-box to lean futons for extra pod-mates.

Although they aren’t exactly surfside, these luxury abodes come close enough, with the beach and town just a 20 minute walk away. And lets face it, after a battle with the Atlantic swell, these trendy little eco-pods offer superior comfort and protection from the elements than a sand-blasted tent on the beach.

Next up, the Atlantic Treehouse is a staggering feat of arboreal architecture. The spacious timber-framed house features bi-fold glazed doors, a perfectly proportioned balcony, and a clear translucent roof on its north side, with the central trunk forking right up through the structure and providing shade on the south section. Despite its eco-credentials, couples in the canopy are not short of mod-cons with a double bed, state-of-the-art heating, LED lighting, kettle, combi-microwave, and electric cool box, plus a firepit, barbecue and private bathroom with a 'secret al fresco shower' on the ground level. And, from six metres up, the views across the rolling green countryside to Widemouth Bay are stunning.

Although luxurious, there's a charming quirkiness to Atlantic Surf Pods. The spin-off business of an ex seashell-trader, there’s plenty of shell-themed décor and a shell shop and workshop onsite, which can be a brilliant distraction when the surf’s flat, the kids are bored or, on that rare occasion that Cornwall is hit by rain.

Gone are the days when 'roughing it' was non-negotiable if you wanted to dip a toe in the surfing lifestyle Cornwall is so famous for (although if you still yearn for a spot of traditional tent camping, the field next door offers some of the best in the region). In fact, flopped on a giant beanbag, the gas barbecue alight and a cold beer in hand, initiation to ‘surf-camping’ can be positively luxurious.

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Facilities

Inside each pod features a king-size bed, solar and LED lighting and cooking essentials. Outside is a gas BBQ, dining furniture, giant beanbags, a flush loo and a heated shower. There’s also a shared posh shower room and toilet. The treehouse (exclusively for couples) features a double bed, state-of-the-art heating, LED lighting, kettle, combi-microwave, and electric cool box, plus a BBQ and private bathroom with a 'secret al fresco shower'. On-site there’s a farm shop, holiday cottages and a seashell workshop where you can decorate frames and mirrors. 

Suitable For

Glampers, campers, tents, campervans, caravans, groups – yes. Dogs – no.

Nearby

Bude is all about beaches and surfing: Summerleaze, Crooklets, Widemouth Bay and Sandymouth being the four main breaks, all within 10–15 minutes’ drive. Surfing outfits include Outdoor Adventure (01288 362900), which also runs coasteering sessions. If you prefer activities on terra firma, Bude Bike Hire will give you the low-down on cycle routes along the canal and coast (07749 408100).

Food & Drink

For wholesome grub and a pint, the pick of the pubs are The Brendon Arms (01288 354542) and The Bencoolen Inn (01288 354694) and The Falcon (01288 352005), all close to the heart of Bude. The River Life Café and Bistro at Petherick’s Mill is one of the closest restaurants to the site for good, reasonably-priced cuisine (01288 355994).

Opening Times

All year. 

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The Owner Says

Atlantic Camping is situated back from the Atlantic Highway on the Cornish Coast a few minutes drive from the main surfing beaches of Crooklets, Summerleaze and Widemouth Bay.

The campsite is a clean tranquil setting for you to enjoy your holiday. We are within easy reach of the rest of Cornwall so, you can park the car for the whole week and just relax or for the more adventurous, we are ideally located for exploring the myths and legends across Cornwall.

Atlantic Camping is a small, family-run farm campsite. Many of our guests return time after time and it is camping as you may remember it as a child. If you are looking for a peaceful friendly campsite, where children can play safely just a mile from the beach, then you will love it here

Atlantic Surf Pods, each pod is a livable, spacious capsule, insulated to the highest degree, featuring under floor heating in the off season months to take the chill off colder nights, meaning they are comfortable all year round.

They sit nestled amongst the lush and undulating landscaped lawns, each with its individual decked area, with gas barbecue-oven and outdoor furniture, a private external wet room, featuring a heated shower, flushing toilet and hand basin. Perfect as an escape from daily life!

Our Bell Tents - new for 2019 are a small group of 5m Bell Tents, surrounding a Firepit area.

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Accommodation

17 eco-pods and a luxury treehouse for couples, plus 55 tent camping pitches (28 with electric hook-up) in a separate field. 
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Location

Contact Surf Pods and Camping at Atlantic Farm, Atlantic Farm, Kings Hill, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9TG

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Getting There

The site is just off the A39 between the A3073 and A2073 turn offs to Bude. Look for the white and blue signs that say 'Atlantic Farm' and 'Shell Crafts'. From Exeter station take the X9 First National Coach to Bude. The Stratton drop off is only ½ mile from the site.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 7 reviews

★★★★★

Fantastic site! We will be back.

We (family of 4 including 2 teenage sons) arrived at Atlantic Farm already knowing our plot number so were able to drive and pitch up straight away. Bonus! Within the hour the tent was up, we were organised and ready to explore both the site and Bude. Clean toilets and showers (2 blocks) were found along with outdoor sinks. Further we discovered an honesty Farm Shop - hot chocolate was purchased by my 2 teenage sons and enjoyed. The campsite was very nearly full with a mixture of tents, motorhomes and caravans. Bude is a short distance away and can be accessed by car or on foot. The site is on the A39 which was great for us as we like to explore the surrounding areas. We stayed at Atlantic Farm for 7 nights and were very impressed overall with the friendliness of other campers and staff and with the cleanliness of the facilities. Fantastic value for money for the week. The very best recommendation is to say that we will be returning to this site next year. Thank you Atlantic Farm
Aug 13, 2019 by Margaret Evans
★★★★☆

Great campsite, superb hospitality

Me and my partner came down here for the weekend as a relatively cheap getaway near the coast from the 9th-11th August, the weekend that down the coast Boardmasters Festival was cancelled because of the weather. Despite our optimism this weather did make its way up the coast and hit us whilst we stayed in the on-site Bell Tents (which were a nice place to stay, albeit kitted out fairly sparsely) and made the night pretty restless, waking up throughout to put pegs back in to stop the tent flapping around- genuinely pretty scary. We thought that we may have to cut the holiday short and return home, however the campsite team managed to move us into one of their surf pods for the following evening, which we were incredibly grateful for. All in all, we ended up having a great time and, weather dependant, I think that staying in the bell tents would be a great time. The camp crew were superb, within walking distance to Bude centre and pretty well kitted out. Recommend to anybody looking for a cheap(ish) holiday to Bude.
Aug 12, 2019 by Connor Godfrey
★★★★★

Absolutely loved it !!

We stayed in the tree house for 3 nights and fell in love with it , it was just perfect. Had everything we needed and was easy to get to some lovely walks and Bude centre itself. The staff were helpful and very friendly , we will deffo be returning back in the next few years hopefully. THANK YOU for a lovely time xx
Jul 13, 2019 by Hayley
★★★★★

Lovely relaxing camping holiday

This site is a really lovely relaxed site, we travelled as a couple however it is great for families too. There is everything you need, there’s four showers and four toilets, an outside washing up area which I loved, there’s a honesty farm shop where you can purchase essentials and freeze your freezer blocks for £2 per bag. I didn’t see any powers points for charging your phone and hairdryer ect if you haven’t got electric hook up but we didn’t require that. The owners were very helpful and friendly, the campsite is very well maintained, the grass is perfectly mown and everywhere is clean and tide. I’m already looking at going back to stay in the surf pods as they look amazing.
Aug 28, 2018 by Danni
★★★★★

Great camping and facilities

We camped for the weekend with 8 adults and 1 child and it was great, facilities were clean and well looked after and they had a great shop/shell art studio. We would definitely stay here again they went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, especially as we booked an electric pitch and forgot our hook up so they lent us one! Was only a 5 minute drive from the beach as well!
Aug 20, 2018 by Charlotte
★★★★★

Beautiful setting for families

We stayed for a week in the Surf Pods and had a marvellous time. The pods are spacious and well equipped, our girls (5 and 8) loved the beanbag beds! There was plenty of open space and all the kids played together on the central field. We had 2 campfires (with marshmallow toasting) in the purpose built area which was really sociable. Wet room shower was better than expected, they are like swimming pool showers, you just need to manage logistics re towels and clothing, we just left a bag outside which worked fine. There are lots of cats about which are mostly wild so look but dont touch, also a beautiful sheepdog. We were lucky enough to see kittens born which the girls loved. Staff were all really friendly and helpful. If you are seasoned campers you will love the place. We recommend the beach at Crackington Haven but check the tidal times. The BBQ at Cabin Cafe is amazing! Also would recommend Hidden Valley in Launceston, great day out for families who like treasure hunts. Thanks for a fabulous week Atlantic Farm!
Aug 5, 2018 by Ramplins
★★★★★

Great Value for Money,

Very Nicely maintained great size pitches, clean showers and washrooms, definitely worth recommending, we have enjoyed our family weekend
May 29, 2018 by dyli83@gmail.com

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