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

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.

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