Come Camping in Bude
How to find Budemeadows
The easy route – passes several Key North Devon attractions such as the Big Sheep, the Milky Way and Clovelly: Straightforward but there are several sharp bends between the Clovelly roundabout and Kilkhampton on the A39.
Exit the M5 at junction 27 (signed Barnstaple) Follow the A361 until you meet the roundabout before Barnstaple. Then take the A39 (signed Bideford, Bude) passing Bideford, Clovelly and Kilkhampton. DO NOT leave the A39 at Stratton for Bude but continue South for approximately 3 miles. Budemeadows is signposted from the main road at the top of the rise just after the sign right for Widemouth Bay. Pull into the lay-by on the left and the campsite entrance is almost immediately on the left.
The shortest route – this and the next route are suitable for those coming from London and the South East Via the A30/A303:
Remain on the M5 until past Exeter services. Exit at junction 31, near the top of the hill, to the A30 (signed Okehampton). Exit the A30 at Okehampton and go through the town. After climbing a long hill take the right turn (A3079), it is signed ‘Bude, Holsworthy’. Avoid Holsworthy town by turning right on the (A3072), (signed Bude). Go straight across mini roundabout, turn right on the A3072 (signed Bude). When meeting the A39 at Stratton turn left. DO NOT follow the sign to Bude. Continue South for approximately 3 miles. Budemeadows Touring park is signposted from the main road at the top of the rise just after the sign right for Widemouth Bay. Pull into the lay-by on the left and the camping park entrance is almost immediately on the left.
Longer route but better roads:
Remain on the M5 past Exeter services. Exit at junction 31 to the A30 (signed Okehampton). Leave the A30 approximately 5 miles past the Launceston exit (ignoring all earlier signs for Bude) on the A395 (signed North Cornwall, Camelford, Wadebridge). Turn right at first roundabout, cross flyover, turn left at second roundabout and follow North Cornwall sign. At Hallworthy take the second turn right (signed Bude). At Give Way sign turn right onto A39 (The Atlantic Highway), continue on the A39 (Going North) for approximately 12 miles passing through Wainhouse Corner and Poundstock. Shortly after Poundstock watch out for “Budemeadows” sign on main road, shortly after sign to Widemouth Bay on the left. Pull into lay-by on right. The campsite entrance is at the far end of the lay-by, just before it rejoins the A39.