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There’s a lot to love about Bude. With a laidback allure all of its own, and so much to see and do, we have something for everyone. From romantic whiskaways to fun-fuelled family holidays, it’s all here, where Cornwall begins and everyday cares melt away.  Following the 2015 British Travel Awards, Bude was named as Best UK Coastal Resort.

With thrills, spills and pure escapism on the menu, Bude is a little town with big possibilities. Ramblers, riders, surfers and swimmers flock to our sunny, spotlessly clean beaches and wild coastline. However, a little-known secret is that Bude’s also fabulous for secluded golf courses and brilliant sea and coarse fishing.

We all need a little pick-me-up once in awhile, and Bude is just the ticket. Just a stone’s throw from the Devon border, epic, wild beaches and a thriving cultural hub await. Whether you embark on a day or a stay, you can expect one of the warmest welcomes in the South West. We are also child friendly, dog friendly, access friendly… in fact we’re just friendly in general here.

“Great walks along the beach with stunning views and the Atlantic Ocean crashing into the cliffs. Especially invigorating in Autumn as the winds pick up. Plenty of surf for the adventurous.”
Tony B
“Crooklets is a great beach with great facilities and some of the best waves for surfing and body boarding in the country”
“Back for the second year in a row as Bude and the surrounds make the perfect location for a family holiday, with a toddler in tow. Going home tomorrow, but we will be back! Very friendly locals, great food, beautiful coastline and beaches……plus the BEST cream teas!”
Cara D
“the ruggedness the coastline the sea the town and the countryside all so close but unspoilt part of Cornwall, love it”
Susan S
“Many happy holidays in Bude. One day I’ll retire here”
Katherine T


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Fifty years ago the railway to Bude, Camelford and Launceston closed after the Beeching report. Here's a video to bring back memories. Did you travel on the train back in the 50s and 60s? Give Laurenc...

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Nicholas FranklinSuch a shame but in a way a good thing because bude has remained unspoilt by the masses

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As a wheelchair user who lives in Bude and self-propels everywhere, the following are recommendations based on my experiences within the town. Every disability and indeed individual is different however and the most wonderful thing about Bude as a community is that people will help you in any way they can, to partake in whichever activities you choose.

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Vote for Bude in the British Travel Awards

Vote for Bude in the British Travel Awards! After winning Bronze in 2014 and Gold in 2015, Bude has once again been shortlisted as Best UK Coastal Resort in the British Travel Awards 2016. To help us win Gold this year, we urge all of our Bude fans to cast a vote for Bude!

Car free days out from Bude

A guide to car free days out from Bude. Leave the car use the bus and public transport to visit local attractions and villages across Devon and Cornwall.