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"An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the North Cornish coast"
A perfect base for exploring the amazing coastline and other attractions of North Cornwall, our Club Site near Bude is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The local beaches are a surfer's paradise and also great for building sandcastles.
Age Concession available all season.
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It’s great for the Cornish beaches, the Camel
Trail and everything else Cornwall has to offer. As a family, we enjoyed tracking the legendary King Arthur and spending hours
body-boarding in the surf. - Mark Evans
OS Map Reference: 190 - SX176943Latitude: 50.7196Longitude: -4.5854
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Bude Camping and Caravanning Club SiteGillards MoorSt GennysBudeCornwallEX23 0BG
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Geoff Carruthers, Lynn Carruthers
What a fabulous holiday! Site managers Annette and Bob were very friendly on arrival and throughout our stay. Site is near a main road but did not bother us even with a 22 month old. This position does make it very easy for visiting all that North Cornwall has to offer easily. The weather was very good during our holiday so most days were spent on the beach. We did research beaches before we went as we also have 2 dogs.We recommend Daymer Bay and Trebarwith Strand nearer site Black Rock beach at Widemouth Bay. Main beach in Bude is ideal after 6pm dogs can be off lead and you get fab sunset over the sea. On the one not so nice day we went on the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway very enjoyable way to spend a few hours and toddlers and dogs are free! Nice places to eat out at are The Bay View Inn at Widemouth Bay and The Falcon Hotel Bude both with outdoor seating areas so you dont have to leave the dogs. Back on site the facilities could do with updating but were always very clean. We would stay on this site again.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Peaceful break
Just back from our Cornish Tour, a week of which was spent at the Bude site. We thought it was great and the staff in particular were friendly, helpful and cheery throughout. Special thanks to them for collecting up our washing from the drier while we were out on a particularly windy afternoon to stop it disappearing over the fields! It was even returned to us bagged up and folded!
The site was a fantastic central spot for our touring and the near road location made it easy to access lots of places of interest. Our 14 year old particularly enjoyed a day and a half at the surf school in Bude.
A great site to which we would happily return.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We stayed at Bude site during August & the weather had a disastrous effect on the site ( in particular the grass pitches).the staff were very nice & did their best to assist but were over come by the weather. The shower block was in clean condition although the lights in the blocks looked liked they hadn't been cleaned( lots of dead flies ) on display! Pathways between fields could've been better managed as the were water logged & very muddy. We won't be back to this site although it is very scenic. Site could be better sign posted from the road.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Younger couples
On our this year 6-weeks-holidaytour in SE from Canterbury to Cornwall we have visited 11 different CC Clubsites. It is not easy for temporary Overseas Members with small knowledge of English to book in high season sites from one day to another. But the reception of Bude (sorry, I,ve forgotten their two names) has been the most helpfulst and friendliest reception of all the sites, we have visitet this year in SE and last year in Scotland. Many thanks for all.
DATE STAYED: July 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
This site is on the Atlantic Highway (A39) so if you are using a car it's perfect, the bus is 1-2 a day unless you wish to walk 3/4 mile to the main bus stop. It's a lovely cross country 3 mile walk to Crackington Haven,over fields and stiles. The Holiday Site Managers and their assistants do a 100% first rate job in keeping it pristine, then they go another 100% to enhance campers stay and help them in every way beyond what is required of them. They site outfits so they do not overlook or crowd each other.
Showers: are ok when used by adults,some campers sent their children aged between 6 and 10 to shower.They did not read instructions and frequently turned the tap this way and that, resulting in altered flow and temperature for everyone else.
The site has a happy and peaceful ambience thanks to the Site Managers.
There is a recreation room in the facilities block and a small playground opposite reception rather than centre field,which may not appeal to some parents as they would be required to supervise younger children, but it keeps the noise level down for everone else. Sitting out to watch the sun set over the ocean is best done here.
This site is very suitable for those who wish to be away from it all.However,being just off the main
road some light sleepers may find the very occasional night traffic annoying.On the whole we find it very good,having stayed there for four years on the trot.The town of Bude is a short car journey away but Camelford is a much better bet if you like small quiet towns.The site managers are excellent,especially this year when we needed a tow out due to the unusually bad weather.There is an abundance of wild-life on and around the site.The main road does not have any footpaths so we don't recommend walking along it if you have children.
DATE STAYED: June 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Peaceful break
All the wardens were very helpful and friendly. This site really needs updating, shower block is looking very sad and I gave up using them and used own faculities. If not being updated soon, then please at least paint it. Very clean though. Recreation room would be better with no chairs or 'bring your own' rather then the sad 1960's chairs which look like they had been salvaged from the tip. Good area but everything at a distance - unfortunately weather so depressing we left early. No fault of the wardens but not a site we will go back to.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Groups
We stayed at the CCC Bude site for a week in June, over the Jubilee week.
As stated in a previous review in our opinion this is the worst CCC site we have stayed at (there were a number in our party that have stayed at numerous CCC sites and have a history of 30 years camping).
The site is close to the road and traffic noise can clearly be heard, shops and pubs are a car journey away. The facilities are dated and the showers regularly switched between cold and hot blasts mid shower.
If you want to walk to the coast you need to walk a section down the A39 before you can take a path and if you have dogs then you have to walk them on a lead next to the A39 on a patch of grass near the road as there is no clearly defined dog walking area.
Our biggest criticism would be the wardens. Our stay coincided with the South East coast winds over the jubilee week, two of our parties tents did not withstand the severe gales and at no point did the site wardens offer any support, advice or help.
Cornwall offers numerous CCC sites and our strong recommendation would be to book elsewhere and we will definitely not be returning.
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples
Stayed at Bude in August 2011 and would recomend it. Found the site to be very nice. The managers were friendly and available if you needed them. Found the location very good for exploring the area and also the local beach was just what we needed for our young daughter. The only critisism would be the location of the childrens play area. It was outside the barrier and out of sight from our van.
But apart from this we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we are booking to return in August this year.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Younger couples
Good points: good location for touring north Cornwall coastal towns and villages by car. There is a nice view of the sea in the distance.
Bad points: no dog walk to speak of - just a 30 by 15ft rectangle of grass.
Could not walk to any beaches from this site, they were too far away.
The barrier was a pain as it had to be opened and closed manually every time you arrived or left the site.
Found the manager a little intrusive at times.
There are numerous sites in this area of Cornwall and this one isn't as nice as some of the others in the area.
Arrived early given a sheltered spot as it was very windy .Site managers were very friendly and helpful. Would definately stay there again.
DATE STAYED: September 2011
Stayed for ten nights in August.
Pitches were fairly level ( we stayed on hardstanding). The site is close to a main road but where we were pitched and due to the wind conditions the road noise was not a problem.
We had a view of the sea in the distance and enjoyed lovely sunsets over the sea.
The wardens were friendly and had a lot of knowledge about the surronding area.
Downsides of the site were that it is not really near a beach and you have to use a car especially if you have small children and parking is expensive.
The play area was dissapointing. It is not in the centre of the site but at the entrance and not suitable to let young children play there without supervision. We have stayed on many club sites and are used to all the children on the site playing together normally meeting at the swings which tend to be within the site. Here the children did not mix and my boys couldnt wait to go home which is a first for them!
Im not saying we wouldnt stay again but definatly not until the children are not with us!
We have stayed on the Bude site 3 times and have never been disappointed. It is central and easy to get to Padstow, Rock, Bodmin, Port Isaac (Doc Martin town), Boscastle, Tintagel, Wadebridge and not forgetting Bude and there were many lakes and woods to walk our dog. The staff, Tina and Graham Bland, Godfrey and his wife were very approachable and helpful and gave us lots of great tips on where to visit. They gave us information on dog friendly beaches and where to be careful on coastal walks. The sunset at this campsite is awesome and we take away lovely warm memories every time we visit. Thank you for a lovely holiday see you again soon.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We were disappointed that the site was so near a main road and one without a footpath or cycle path. This meant that although public transport was available within a mile it was an extremely dangerous trek to the nearest bus stop,pub and convenience store. the site is described as coastal but there was only one public footpath leading to the beach which was accessible only by walking alongside the main road described above. the sea views were very distant. Be prepared to use your car/ motorhome - not a site you can walk from.
SUITABLE FOR: Active break
Just had 8 nights at this campsite, would not recomend for people with young children. Shower block does not have a family room so young children have to use the adult showers which because of the size of the showers is near impossible.A lot of noise can be heard from the main road 24 hours a day,and make sure you have enough tent pegs as the ones in the shop are 25 pence more expensive than other camping and caravan club sites
SUITABLE FOR: Peaceful break
The assistant staff were very friendly and very helpfull,i did not have much to do with the manager and his wife.I have been on many C& C sites and i feel this was the worst for facilities and position.The shower block needs replacing,2 mirrors to shave in and one of these was over the communial soap dispenser and hand dryer so whilst wet shaving you were continually being disturbed,the building appears old a past its sell by date.The chemical waste shed was not very user friendly and the hose was very short to even attempt to wash down after you had finished.As for location you either had choice of listening to cows groaning allnight or the traffic flying by on the Atlantic Highway,it was also too far from the beaches to walk,so a car had too be taken and a lot of money was spent on car parking,,on average Â£5:00 a day.Cleanliness of the site was good but the dog walk is far too small.We enjoyed visiting the Otter park and had a very good Sunday lunch(Â£8:00) at the Cobweb ph in Boscastle.I will not be visiting this site again,even if the facilities improve as it is too far from the beaches.
SUITABLE FOR: Families
A great site on the north cornwall coast.
This site is accessed off a lay-by on the main atlantic highway - which the main road for running up and down to fab locations in north cornwall: from nearby Bude, Crackington Haven, Boscastle, Tintagel to locations further afield such as Port Isaac and Padstow. Due to the wind direction being favourable, we hardly noticed any traffic. In fact the road is hardly bumper to bumper anyway.
The wardens are pitched on either side of the main entrance - so the site feels very secure.
Recommend the beaches at Widemouth Bay and Bude. Crackington Haven is nice in the evening. Some great walks on the cliffs at Crackington Haven and The Stangles. Kingfisher walk behind Widemouth Bay is also good too.
The site is spacious and doesn't feel at all crowded - whether you are on hardstanding or grass.
The facilities are a little dated - but that said they are well maintained and kept immaculately clean. Adequate number of toilets and showers - and never queued once. Hot water on demand.
The site team were very helpful and friendly on arrival and during our stay.
Small childrens play area - 2 swings + slide. Some additional play rooms in central facilities building.
The weather was changeable during our stay. The weather forecast for Bude (only 8 miles away) didn't seem accurate. We realised that the weather on site did differ from that in Bude - so if its not nice weather on site then run down to Bude as it may be different.
Highly recommend the cream teas available from the site shop !
Had 2 lovely weeks, expeienced wide range of weather conditions, being high up the site is obviously exposed when the winds blow fom the south west. That said, the site staff were first rate, the updated showers were excellent and were kept spotlessly clean.Good location for brilliant beaches at Bude,good spot for visiting so many other great places in the area.
DATE STAYED: July 2011
A lovely pleasent site with friendly helpful holiday managers. Showers will be better when new shower heads and control system put on, but when you got used to old ones they were fine. Lovely views from site. Noise from road soon dies down at night, but we did not find a problem in the day. Ideal to visit Boscastle and Tintagle. Will visit this site any time.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
Very clean and pleasant site. Friendly and hard working managers maintain the site to a high standard. Facilities showing their age but kept very clean.
Some traffic noise but the site is positioned well for visiting Bude, Boscastle, Tintagel etc.
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Moderate
This was our first trip with a caravan and with the club.We were made very welcome.All the staff were very helpful.The site was very well cared for.Very clean toilets etc.Well maintain grounds,lovely plants everywhere.If all sites are like this we will be very happy.A good start to our membership.Had two dogs with us.Widemouth Bay was the nearest and best for them to run free and go in sea.Not so with other beaches,must be on short lead!Most enjoyable stay.
we Had a great time at this site.The welcome was great and helpful.used the bus to return after walking, the coast path.
The whole site was kept very clean and tidy the showers and toilets were always clean but in need of updating. we will visit again soon.
The site, which we have visited on several occassions, is easy to access and very convenient for walking the beautiful North Cornwall coastal path. It is nearer to Boscastle and Crackington Haven than to Bude. It is a pleasant grassy site although with some road noise in certain wind conditions. The facilities, although spotlessly clean, are in need of attention. When we were there at Easter the water temperature in the showers was very difficult to regulate and some of the taps almost impossible to turn off. The site is rarely fully booked and well worth a visit.
DATE STAYED: April 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
friendly people; nice place to be, evryting ok.
DATE STAYED: June 2010
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Nearest train station: Bodmin-Parkway to Exeter – 28 miles
Nearest bus: 0.75 mile from Site entrance
Bude has dedicated accessible facilities suitable for wheelchair users, including level access shower and equipment.