The Camp at The Wave

The Wave, Washingpool Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol, BS35 5RE

Tel: +44 (0)3330163122

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The Camp at The Wave


Spend time at The Camp, glamping in beautiful countryside just metres from Bristol’s slice of the ocean, The Wave.

Wake to the sound of waves in one of the 25 furnished tents, located just a short walk from the shore of The Wave's surfing lake - where perfect waves are guaranteed.

Tents sleeps up to 8 people, with a two-night minimum stay in the week and three-night minimum stay over weekends. 

The Camp at The Wave celebrates the simple things in life and is a space where you can relax, reset and reconnect. It’s perfect for couples, families or groups of friends looking to escape the everyday, connect with nature, enjoy great food, spend quality time with loved ones, and of course surf until you drop! 

The tents pay homage to the surfing spirit of adventure. They are built to withstand the elements and are kitted out with comfortable beds, a kitchenette with hot water, private toilet, fridge, large balcony area at the front, and wood burner for chillier evenings. 


More about The Wave

Open all year round, The Wave is located in a beautiful rural site on the edge of Bristol, close to the M5. It’s the first inland surfing destination of its kind in the world, powered by Wavegarden Cove technology, which provides up to 1,000 waves of varying sizes and shapes an hour. With heights starting at 50cm and peaking at almost 2m there is something for everyone, from a child stepping on a board for the first time, to a pro surfer training for the Olympics. Every aspect of the surfing experience, from perfect waves and supportive coaching, to tried and tested wetsuits and boards, has been designed to ensure that surfing really is fun for all.

The Wave is not just about surfing. It’s about sharing incredible experiences in a naturally healthy space. It’s about improving health and wellbeing, helping people feel like the best version of themselves and having a shedload of fun along the way. 



All of our tents are accessible via wheelchair. We have two DDA compliant tents which have a larger living area and a roll under kitchenette. The whole of The Wave site is fully accessible via wheelchair including parking. We also offer adaptive surf sessions and lessons for those with additional needs.

Opening Times

Dates: (1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)

* 2023 season: March (weekends only) then seven days a week from April until October 31st.

Further Information


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Accommodation available for visitors with disabilities
  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities
  • Compliant with DDA Requirements
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access


  • Bar
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Accept children all ages
  • Children's play area
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Countryside
  • Eco Friendly
  • Electric Car charging point
  • Electric car charging points
  • Exclusive Use
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups accepted
  • Linen provided
  • Locally-sourced produce
  • Wi-Fi available

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • Groups Welcomed
  • In countryside
  • Romantic

Leisure Facilities

  • Water sports facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Free car park
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Room / Unit Features

  • Free Wi-Fi



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Curiosity44914549347
      Just as good as surfing in the ocean (sometimes better)
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 6th May 2023
      An eye-opening experience - just as good (if not better) than surfing in the ocean. Just brilliant. The tents in the Camp were a delight, comfortable and spacious. Much better than most hotel rooms... Read full review
    • Road64228195168
      Best birthday time !
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 1st September 2023
      I had an amazing time surfing and staying overnight for 2 nights. All the staff had amazing energy, very helpful, chilled and fun, especially all of the surfing instructors. Very serene atmosphere at... Read full review
    • Martin555555555
      Wonderful place
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 26th October 2023
      This is a wonderful, original place. The inside of the tent is very clean and cozy, there is everything you need. Large restaurant with delicious coffee, breakfast starts at 7.30 We will definitely... Read full review

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