Besides tempting coastline and countryside, Bude also represents a hive of cool independent stores and tempting little streets. It is an excellent alternative shopping destination, with an especially strong scene for vintage fashion, art and collectibles. With a fresh surprise at every turn, exploring the shops in Bude is a great way to while away an afternoon. Think hip little boutiques, fashion and crafts rather than megastores and you’re halfway there. What will you discover on your next visit?
Once you get close to the canalside, just a stone’s throw from the beach, things get even more interesting with Bude’s shops. Besides a cracking regular Farmer’s Market you’ll find some wonderful arts, crafts and an award-winning florist among other outlets. A great place for shopping in north Cornwall.
Business on The Wharf
Bude Farmers and Craft Market: Featuring top notch locally-sourced food, unique gifts and stacks more, this is not to be missed. Open on Friday every week from Good Friday until the end of September see: budefarmersandcraftmarket.co.uk
Here in Bude we believe that independent equals interesting, different, cool and crafty. So while you will spot a few better known branches and mainstream stores, the dominant presence is lively local shops with their own unique items and ideas.
A great place for a browse, a coffee or a spot of shelter and a little something you fancy on a damp afternoon, the Strand and Strand Shopping Centre are always worth a look. A real variety of stores rub shoulders here, from vintage fashion and craft stores to organic food suppliers.