Your unforgettable Cornish holiday

Bude: Leading the way towards sustainable holidays

Are you looking for an unforgettable Cornish holiday that not only offers breathtaking landscapes but also champions sustainable tourism?  Look no further than Bude, where Cornwall begins.

The stunning North Cornwall coast

Bude is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and those eager to experience responsible and sustainable tourism.

Bude is not just another holiday destination.  We do things
The Bude Way, our model for sustainable tourism.  From its unspoiled natural beauty and eco-friendly accommodations to responsible beach activities and support for local businesses, Bude offers an enriching and guilt-free holiday experience.  So, whether you’re a nature lover, a conscious traveller, or simply seeking an unforgettable Cornish holiday, head to Bude and immerse yourself in the unparalleled charm of this sustainable paradise.

Things to do in Bude

Embrace the allure of Bude through a lens of sustainable tourism, where every step resonates with The Bude Way – a commitment to preserve Bude’s natural beauty.

Bude offers an eco-conscious escape that blends outdoor adventures and activities with responsible practices. Explore pristine beaches, engage in low-impact water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding, and traverse the South West Coast Path with respect for its fragile ecosystems.

Immerse yourself in local culture, savouring farm-to-table cuisine, and participate in community events. Dive into the Bude Sea Pool, an iconic tidal pool maintained by volunteers, exemplifying the harmonious coexistence of nature and leisure.

Whether beachcombing, wildlife watching, indulging in mindful relaxation or making a keepsake souvenir at a local art and craft business, Bude invites you to be a steward of its beauty, fostering sustainability and leaving only footprints of admiration.

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Bude Rowing Boat Hire

Bude Rowing Boat Hire

Welcome to Bude Rowing Boat Hire, a cherished family-run establishment with a rich history spanning almost a century under the care of the Sampson family. Nestled along the scenic Lower Wharf, adjacent to the enchanting Bude canal, you’re invited to embark on a timeless aquatic adventure.

Choose between a classic rowing boat or a delightful pedalo and immerse yourself in the serenity of Bude’s distinctive waterway, navigating at your own pace. Whether you’re a family seeking quality time, a group of friends in search of a memorable outing, or a couple seeking a romantic escapade, our boats offer the perfect setting for a splendid experience.

Rest assured; safety is our priority – buoyancy aids are readily available for your peace of mind. And for those with furry companions, we extend a warm welcome to dogs, ensuring that everyone can share in the joy of exploring Bude’s waterways.

Come join us and create lasting memories on the water at Bude Rowing Boat Hire!

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Coasteering with Shoreline Extreme Sports

Coasteering with Shoreline Extreme Sports

Coasteering is an exhilarating mix of fun, thrills, and excitement. Upon arrival, the team at Shoreline will outfit you in wetsuits, buoyancy jackets, helmets, and a pair of old trainers before setting off to explore the rugged coastline of North Cornwall.

Whether you’re keen on swimming, diving, scrambling, or jumping, there are plenty of options to cater to everyone’s adrenaline levels. Their carefully selected location boasts sea caves, rocky outcrops to navigate, and ample opportunities for thrilling deep-water jumps.

But coasteering isn’t just for the adrenaline junkies. With jumps of various heights (all optional) and stunning underwater flora and fauna to admire, there’s something for everyone in this activity.

Rest assured, they only conduct sessions when sea and weather conditions are optimal. Their experienced instructor team, led by a qualified Beach Lifeguard Trainer and Mountain Instructor,ensures every session is conducted with safety and professionalism as top priorities.

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Surfing with Atlantic Pursuits

Surfing with Atlantic Pursuits

SURFING AND BODY BOARDING WITH ATLANTIC PURSUITS
Ever wondered about the differences between surfing and body/boogie boarding? Allow us to shed some light on the nuances:

Surfing:

The objective is to catch a wave substantial enough for you to stand on the board and ride the wave. By using long boards, extending up to 9 feet, these are easier to balance on and control. It’s a thrilling activity where you typically remain within chest-depth waters to catch a wave. Our instructors are on hand to assist you in catching the perfect wave, providing you with the optimal opportunity to ride the board with style and skill.

Body/Boogie Boarding:
On the other hand, body or boogie boarding employs a much smaller board, especially suitable for smaller children. This activity is typically confined to the safe swimming area, offering a secure and enjoyable experience.

In essence, whether you choose the exhilarating ride of surfing or the family-friendly fun of body/boogie boarding, Atlantic Pursuits ensures a memorable aquatic adventure tailored to your preferences.

Why opt for Atlantic Pursuits?

Owner Sam Roberts: a 30-year Outdoor Expert:
With over three decades of experience, Sam Roberts is a seasoned trainer in surf life-saving and served as an RNLI helmsman for 20 years. His expertise as an excellent waterman is dedicated to delivering enjoyable, safe, and informative sessions.

Exclusive Small Groups/Private Family Experience:

Enjoy a session with just 6-8 people, ensuring a more personalized and intimate setting.

Premium Equipment:
Our equipment is top-notch, updated annually. Wetsuits, surfboards, and bodyboards are all in excellent condition, sourced from reputable providers such as Gul, Sola, and C-Skins.

Maximized Water Time:
Our groups prioritize time in the water, ensuring you make the most of your session. Informative introductions and warm-ups are concise, allowing you to fully enjoy your time.

Safety First:
Owner Sam Roberts: a 30-year Outdoor Expert:
With over three decades of experience, Sam Roberts is a seasoned trainer in surf life-saving and served as an RNLI helmsman for 20 years. His expertise as an excellent waterman is dedicated to delivering enjoyable, safe, and informative sessions.

For All Ages:
This activity is suitable for everyone, starting from the minimum age of 5. Age is no barrier—whether you’re 60 or 6, this is an exciting and inclusive activity for all.

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Bude Canoe Experience

Bude Canoe Experience

Embark on an award-winning Bude Canoe Experience, a thrilling adventure suitable for all, as you paddle open canoes along the stunning Bude Canal.

No prior experience or special attire is needed.

Discover the essentials of canoe paddling, then set off on a captivating canoe journey to explore, encounter wildlife, and hone various canoeing skills.

The Bude Canal boasts an abundance of wildlife and intriguing history – you’ll learn all about it and gain a fresh and exhilarating perspective as you observe the countryside and waterway.

Expect to witness jumping fish, herons, kingfishers, moorhens, cormorants, warblers, ducks, geese, dragonflies, and, if you’re fortunate, perhaps an otter, water vole, or snake!

No matter your skill level, our expert guide will ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience.

All canoe experiences are exclusive, with only your group and a knowledgeable guide. Bring your canine companions along—they’re more than welcome!

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Cornwall at War Museum

Cornwall at War Museum

This is not your usual type of museum and it certainly isn’t a large grey building with all the exhibits neatly arranged on shelf after shelf in glass cabinets – ask any of our visitors!

​There is a do-it-yourself NAAFI on-site for hot and cold drinks, crisps etc with comfortable seating and WW2 newspapers to read.
Well-behaved dogs (on a lead) are welcome.

Airfield Tours on Thursday afternoons at 2 pm (July to the end of September ONLY) Tours take place at 2pm every Thursday. They are in our crew bus Marlene – Booking essential.

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Beau Nidol

Beau Nidol

Welcome to Beau Nidol, your destination for captivating glass art and distinctive gifts. Overlooking Bude Canal and nestled along the breathtaking North Cornwall coast, our intimate shop and studio invite you to explore a world of creativity.

At Beau Nidol, we not only showcase and sell our own art on-site, but we also offer enriching half-day fused glass and Tiffany glass workshops. Immerse yourself in the art of glass creation as you bring your vision to life.

Our workshops provide a perfect opportunity for artistic expression. We extend a warm welcome to children as young as 12 when accompanied by an adult.

Discover the joy of crafting glass art at Beau Nidol, where every piece tells a story of passion and imagination.


Fused Glass Workshops

Embark on a creative journey with our Fused Glass Workshops, lasting approximately 2 hours. During this immersive experience, you’ll have the opportunity to craft unique items such as plaques, suncatchers, jewellery, or a design of your choice.

The workshop fee covers a set amount of glass, but for those dreaming bigger, additional glass can be purchased. We also offer the option to mount your creation on driftwood for a small fee, with other display choices available.

After your artistic endeavour, your masterpiece will undergo a transformative process in the kiln overnight. If additional work, such as drilling holes or mounting on driftwood, is requested, pieces will be ready for collection or postage 48 hours after the workshop (postage costs vary based on size).

Fused Glass Workshops are suitable for ages 12 and above, making it a perfect family-friendly activity.

Tiffany Glass Workshops

Discover the artistry of Tiffany glass, a technique pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany also known as copper foil glass. Immerse yourself in the captivating process of wrapping glass edges in copper foil, skilfully soldering them together to craft intricate designs.

During our Tiffany glass workshops, you’ll embark on a journey of learning, mastering glass cutting, copper foiling, and soldering techniques. Choose from a selection of small panel designs that serve as a canvas for your creativity.

Our Tiffany glass workshops offer a fulfilling experience spanning 2 to 3 hours, perfect for ages 14 and above.

Unveil the beauty of Tiffany glass under the guidance of skilled artisans at Beau Nidol.

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Coasteering with Freewave Surf Academy

Coasteering with Freewave Surf Academy

Embark on an extraordinary and thrilling aquatic adventure with coasteering near Bude. Suitable for various groups and ages, this action-packed experience promises excitement and awe.

Meet The Coasteering Team
Our team comprises certified and seasoned coasteering instructors who will lead you through the intertidal zone along Bude’s breathtaking coastline. Dive into expansive Cornish sea caves, discover wildlife-abundant rock pools, access hidden and secluded beaches around Bude, and take the plunge from one of our thrilling cliff jumping spots!

Discover The Coasteering Venues
While our primary venue is at Bossiney Bay near Bude, Cornwall, we also have access to multiple venues scattered along the stunning Cornwall coastline. Each location presents a variety of thrilling opportunities, explorations, and experiences in a spectacular environment. The choice of coasteering site will be based on the day’s conditions, making transportation essential for your coasteering adventure with us.

Craft Your Coasteering Experience

Tailored to suit the needs and abilities of each group, our coasteering sessions provide all necessary safety equipment. Just bring along old trainers that you don’t mind getting wet. Participants must be over 10 years old, capable of swimming 50 meters unaided, and those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Begin your session by meeting your coasteering guide near Bude, Cornwall. Once you’re ready, don a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, and helmet, and don’t forget those water-friendly shoes! Pay close attention to the coasteering safety briefing from the lead guide, who will provide insights into what to expect from your coasteering adventure. Familiarize yourself with the ‘do’s’ and ‘do not’s’ before immersing yourself in the beauty of the Cornish sea and exploring Bude’s enchanting coastline.

Minimum age for coasteering with us in Bude, Cornwall is 10 years old. All participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult during the activity.

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Clovelly

Clovelly

Clovelly is a unique village once owned by the Queen of England and from Elizabethan days until today, it has been in private ownership, which has helped preserve its original atmosphere. Clinging to a 400 foot cliff in North Devon, it has no vehicular traffic on its steeply cobbled street, just donkeys and sledges. The man-powered sledges transport all goods to the village, from groceries to furniture. Donkeys used to be the main form of transport for centuries, but now mainly give children rides during the summer or can be seen posing for photographs in the street.

There is much to see and do, and the village hosts a variety of events throughout the year. As well as live music, demonstrations, street entertainments, stalls galore and craft activities, you can also find out more about seaweed at the ‘Know Your Seaweed’ Talks and experience the Shipwreck Survival Workshop.

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Trethorne Leisure Park

Trethorne Leisure Park

Experience year-round excitement! Seeking an unforgettable family outing in Cornwall? Look no further than Trethorne! Discover expansive outdoor play zones, adorable rabbits, and guinea pigs to interact with, along with indoor play barns ensuring endless entertainment for kids of all ages. Enjoy a thrilling game of ten-pin bowling and speed around the dodgems track, for an ultimate family escapade.

Indoor Adventure Zone
Don’t let unpredictable weather spoil the fun! Rain or shine, Trethorne’s indoor attractions guarantee a blast for all ages. Brace yourself for thrilling slides, conquer the challenging assault course, or challenge your family to a showdown in the amusements area. Get ready for an unforgettable indoor adventure!

Meet Furry Friends
Step into the Rabbit House and prepare to be charmed by the most adorable, cuddly fluff balls you’ve ever laid eyes on. Your little ones will delight in getting up close with these lovable creatures, there are three sessions a day where they can enjoy quality snuggle time with the rabbits. It’s a wonderful opportunity for kids to gain hands-on experience with some of Threthorne’s most beloved residents.

Bowling Excitement at Trethorne
Ready to unleash your competitive spirit? Gather your family or friends for a thrilling game at the ten-pin bowling alley, perfect for an afternoon or evening of entertainment, rain or shine. With ramps and side rails available, it’s suitable for bowlers of all skill levels. After a round of strikes and spares, refuel with mouthwatering dishes from the café and restaurant. And once you’ve conquered the pins, keep the excitement going with more adventures at our leisure park or on the dodgems track!

Race to Victory on the Dodgems
Ready to unleash your competitive side? Climb into one of 15 dodgem cars and speed your way around the track, testing your skills as you swerve and dodge your fellow riders. Open during the afternoon and evening, our exhilarating dodgem track provides the perfect finale to your family day out or a thrilling appetizer before enjoying a delicious dinner in the restaurant.

Food
On site restaurant and café proudly presents family favourites crafted from the finest Cornish produce. Start your day at the park with a delicious breakfast, recharge with a wholesome lunch, or grab dinner before heading home. On sun-kissed days, enjoy your meal al fresco in the picnic area. Bring your own treats or indulge in something tasty from the takeaway. Looking for a unique venue for a special celebration? The restaurant at Trethorne is also available for private hire or large parties.

Accessibility
At Trethorne Leisure, inclusivity is a priority. The entire site and attractions are situated at ground level, ensuring easy access for all visitors. Trethorne have implemented level access for wheelchairs across the leisure park, guaranteeing a seamless experience for everyone. There are 3 accessible toilets,  all have ample space for wheelchair access and additional support should it be needed.

Wheelchair Access
Trethorne Leisure Park boasts a flat, level layout, providing excellent accessibility for wheelchair users. The restaurant and indoor attractions, including play barns, bowling alley, dodgems, and games room, are all conveniently located on a single level, welcoming guests of all abilities. Accessible parking spaces ensure effortless entry into the leisure park and its facilities. Additionally, where steps are present, alternative ramp options are readily available.

 

 

 

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Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail

Experience Bodmin Jail Where History Comes Alive
Embark on an immersive journey through history with The Bodmin Jail Experience. With a £8.5 million investment, the introduction of the captivating ‘Dark Walk’ experience, elevating your visit to new heights. Included in standard jail entry tickets or join a heritage guided tour, explore the rich tapestry of stories woven within these historic walls.

Originally built in 1779 for King George III, Bodmin Jail holds a significant place in Cornwall’s past. The bold redevelopment invites you to uncover its intriguing hidden history, offering a glimpse into the heart of Cornwall’s heritage. Representing a substantial investment in Cornwall’s tourism, the state-of-the-art technology ensures a truly immersive experience, making it the premier attraction.

The Dark Walk:
Immerse Yourself in History and Discover the Secrets of Cornwall’s Past
Set out on an unforgettable journey through Cornwall’s history with the groundbreaking ‘Dark Walk’. A pioneering attraction in Cornwall, it combines theatrical effects and cutting-edge technology to transport visitors back to the region’s enigmatic past. Experience firsthand the harsh realities of life in an 18th and 19th-century prison on the rugged edges of Bodmin Moor.

Reimagined for modern audiences, this haunting cinematic experience brings to life stories of smuggling, mining, and the daily struggles endured by Cornwall’s most vulnerable. Hear tales of infamous prisoners and delve into the untold stories of the past.

The Naval Wing:
A Glimpse into Grimy Cells, Harsh Punishments and  Gruelling Conditions

Venture into the original Naval Wing of the jail, where visitors brave a chilly journey into the stark reality of life behind bars. Experience firsthand the dreariness of days and nights within the confines of grimy cells, witness the severity of prison punishments, and unravel the tales of child criminals as you explore these formidable structures.

The Administration Block:
Continue your journey to the Administration Block and the Governor’s Office, where visitors can uncover the captivating history of the individuals who operated, toiled, and resided within Bodmin Jail. Delve into hidden stories and myths of Cornwall, Bodmin, and this historic penitentiary from an operational standpoint, gaining insight into its rich tapestry of tales and legends.

The Final Moments:
Feel the solemnity of the condemned as you trace the final footsteps of the 55 prisoners led to the hanging pit. Witnessing the last moments at the only original, fully functional Victorian Hanging Pit in the UK prompts deep reflection.

Tours:
The chilling allure of Bodmin Jail is renowned as one of the UK’s most haunted historical sites. Join a Ghost Hunt and spend the night investigating potential paranormal activity. Delve into the eerie atmosphere independently or with the guidance of our paranormal hosts until the early hours of the morning. Enhance your visit with Heritage and Paranormal Tours, providing invaluable insights and experiences to make the most of your time there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sandparks Campsite

Sandparks Campsite

Welcome to Sandparks Campsite, your dog-friendly camping haven nestled just steps away from the pristine shores of Widemouth Bay in Bude.  Conveniently situated adjacent to the charming Bay View Inn, our campsite offers direct access to the beach, ensuring endless seaside adventures right at your doorstep.  Additionally, the nearby Beach House restaurant, general stores, and post office are mere minutes away, providing all the essentials for a comfortable stay.

For those looking to explore the stunning coastal region, the 95 bus route passes by frequently, offering easy access to nearby attractions such as Widemouth Bay, Crackington Haven, Boscastle, and Tintagel.

At Sandparks Campsite, all are welcome! Whether you’re arriving in a motorhome, pitching a wigwam or bell tent, or opting for the classic charm of a caravan or tent, we have pitches to suit every preference.

Join us for an unforgettable seaside retreat, where relaxation, adventure, and cherished memories await.  We look forward to welcoming you to Sandparks Campsite, your home away from home in beautiful Bude.

  • Shower and toilet facilities are available
  • Water taps and waste disposal points are available
  • The site is open to pre-booked visitors only

Excellent place to stay for keen surfers and families who like the beach.  Group bookings are not permitted, and there is a strict no noise after 11pm policy.

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Falcon Mews

Falcon Mews

Discover the tranquility of Falcon Mews, where The Coach House and Grooms Cottage grace the banks of the renowned Bude Canal towpath. A leisurely stroll from the cottages leads to the inviting shores of Summerleaze Beach and Bude town centre, brimming with shops, restaurants, and vibrant activities.

Just beyond the gate, the canal, a mere whisper away, invites you to partake in fishing, boating, or a serene amble to the beach. Embrace the freedom to leave your car at rest for the entire holiday, reveling in a week of carefree relaxation.

Step inside these charming cottages, where meticulous attention has been devoted to preserving their character while seamlessly integrating modern luxuries. Falcon Mews invites you to experience the perfect harmony of historic charm and contemporary comfort, promising a memorable retreat by the tranquil waters of Bude Canal.

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Little Sanctuary Cottage

Little Sanctuary Cottage

Welcome to Little Sanctuary Cottage, a charming retreat in the ancient village of Stratton, near Bude, on the picturesque North Cornwall coast. Perfect for young families and couples, this peaceful haven sleeps three and offers a cozy atmosphere throughout the year.

Once the stable block and tack room of the main house, Little Sanctuary retains its original character with beamed ceilings and a cobbled entrance. Fully equipped with gas central heating and a wood/coal burner in the main living area, this cottage is an inviting retreat regardless of the North Cornish weather.

Open Plan Lounge/Diner/Kitchen:

  • TV and DVD player
  • Wood burning/coal stove
  • Washing machine, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, iron, ironing board, kettle, and toaster.

Bedroom 1:

  • Double bed
  • Wardrobe, chest of drawers, and bedside cabinets.

Bedroom 2:

  • Single bed
  • Fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, and bedside cabinet.

Bathroom:

  • Toilet, wash basin, bath with shower over.
    Outdoor Features:

Outside:

  • Patio & small garden area with a washing line, garden furniture, and BBQ.
  • Off-street parking for one vehicle.

Included in the Price:

  • Welcome pack
  • Basket of logs and a bucket of coal
  • Bed linen and tea towels.

Additional Amenities:

  • Free WiFi throughout the Cottage
  • Generous welcome pack
  • Tea, coffee, cereals, and jams.
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Shire Stables

Shire Stables

Once home to the farm’s Shire horses, these converted old stables are simply stunning. The huge front door opens straight into the main living area, which is full height from the flagstone floor to the raftered ceiling. It’s super-toasty too – great when you get back from a day on the beach.

Downstairs, there’s a kitchen with a circular pine dining table, and a sitting area where colour-washed walls, a squashy sofa and antique pine furniture add to the traditional feel. Leading off the central space is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a twin bedroom plus family bathroom.

Two wooden staircases lead to mezzanine floors either side, one to a cosy sitting room under the eaves, the other to an open-plan twin bedroom with the beds tucked under the rafters.

Open the back door, and you step out to a lovely lawned garden with table and chairs, perfect for al fresco suppers on sunlit evenings.

Please note, due to the internal layout of this cottage, in the event of a fire, guests must be physically capable of exiting the building via a ground floor window should the primary escape routes be blocked or impassable.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • King-size double (5’/150cm)
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • 1 family bathroom
  • Central heating
  • White cotton bedlinen & towels
  • Smart TV & Blu-ray/DVD
  • Bluetooth audio
  • USB charger points
  • Cot, high chair & stair gates available
  • Lawned garden
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Flexible cancellation

 

 

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Broadclose Park

Broadclose Park

Located just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, this very simple campsite utilises the Bude Football Club. If needed, visitors have access to the very basic and small onsite toilet / shower block / hot water basin, Some electric hook ups are also available.

Please note, there is no facility to dispose of chemical waste.

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Kerrek

Kerrek

Discover the charm of Kerrek (Number 27), a recently renovated holiday retreat with four bedrooms that comfortably sleeps eight people. Nestled in a fantastic location on Victoria Road at Crooklets, this coastal haven brings you incredibly close to the beach, where the soothing sounds of the sea become the soundtrack to your stay.

As you step into this newly refurbished holiday home, the spacious open-plan family room welcomes you. Sink into the comfy leather sofas in the lounge area, perfect for unwinding as you enjoy a program on the Smart TV. The dining table, ideal for special family meals, sits within the well-equipped kitchen featuring an electric oven, induction hob, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher.

For added convenience, a utility room offers a washer/dryer, a separate sink, an additional American-style fridge/freezer, and access to a shower room with a shower and WC. Another lounge area provides extra seating and another Smart TV, offering a delightful space for relaxation after a day of exploration.

On the first floor, discover three of the four bedrooms: a master king-size, a double with an en-suite WC, and a bunk bedroom with full-size bunk beds. A family bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC completes this level. Ascend the bespoke staircase to the second floor to find the fourth bedroom, featuring twin beds built into the eaves, along with an en-suite shower and WC.

Outside:  enclosed rear garden, Cube garden room, patio, tables and chairs, barbecue, shower and tyre seats.  Off-street parking – 2 spaces at rear.

Key Features:

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin, and 1 bunk room
  • 1 en-suite shower room, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room, and 1 en-suite WC
  • Electric oven, induction hob, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washer/dryer, separate sink, and additional American-style fridge/freezer
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars and additional unrestricted roadside parking
  • Wi-Fi and Smart TVs in the lounge and family room
  • Regret no pets

Why Choose Kerrek:

  • Spacious property, perfect for accommodating the whole family
  • A short walk to the sandy beach at Crooklets with access to a private, fully equipped beach hut
  • Ideal location for easy access to Bude’s beaches, town center, golf course, and other amenities
  • Positioned on the Cornwall/Devon border for convenient exploration of both counties
  • Visit the Bude Heritage Centre at the castle by the canal to journey back in time
  • Enjoy family-friendly activities nearby, including cycling, walks on the South West Coastal Path, horse riding, and golf
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Grain Store Barn

Grain Store Barn

This much-loved ‘upside down’ barn has a fantastic open-plan sitting, dining and kitchen area, perfect for family living. It’s got a lovely light and airy feel thanks to its lofty rafters and big window. Stand at the kitchen sink and soak up the views over the surrounding farmland (it almost makes you want to ignore the dishwasher and do the washing up!).

The squashy sofas are arranged around the big window overlooking the courtyard and are ideal for curling up on with a good book. The colour-washed walls, wooden floors and old pine furniture make for a wonderfully relaxing space, which gets flooded with early morning sun.

Downstairs there are two bedrooms and a family bathroom leading off the slated hallway. There’s a cosy double with an en-suite shower room plus a twin-bedded room.

A private courtyard garden with seating and room for a BBQ adds to the Grain Store’s charms.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • King size double bed (5’/150cm)
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • 1 family bathroom
  • Dines 4
  • Central heating
  • White cotton bedlinen & towels
  • Smart TV & Blu-ray/DVD player
  • Bluetooth audio
  • USB charger points
  • High chair & stair gate available
  • Private courtyard garden
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Flexible cancellation
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Broomhill Manor

Broomhill Manor

Welcome to Broomhill Manor, a charming collection of family-friendly holiday cottages nestled in the outskirts of Bude, just a short walk from the award-winning beaches and town centre. Our cottages are set within private grounds, offering a tranquil retreat with all-weather facilities for your comfort.

Discover a haven for family fun with on-site amenities such as swimming pools, horse riding, tennis, and play areas, ensuring there’s always something to entertain even the most active families. Bude town, a mere stroll, cycle, or drive away, beckons with sandy beaches, the renowned Bude Sea Pool, Bude Castle, and a variety of dining options—all framed by the breathtaking South West Coast path.

As a family-owned and operated establishment, we specialise in crafting exceptional family holidays. Our commitment is to provide you with a first-class and unforgettable experience, making your time at Broomhill Manor truly special.

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Fuchsia Cottage

Fuchsia Cottage

Discover the charm and tradition of Fuchsia Cottage, an idyllic retreat perfect for romantic breaks or family holidays. Nestled among a terrace of Cornish Cottages and hidden down a private path, this cosy cottage transports you to a world away from the hustle and bustle.

The cottage exudes character with original beams and features, complemented by a contemporary twist. Whether you’re enjoying a romantic supper for two or a lively family meal at the oak dining table in the kitchen, Fuchsia Cottage provides the perfect backdrop. Relax on the comfy leather sofas in the lounge, and during colder months, toast your toes in front of the wood-burner (with all the logs you need supplied).

As the sun sets, savor the moment over a barbecue in Fuchsia Cottage’s separate private enclosed garden, just a short stroll down the path from the cottage. Equipped to a high standard with all modern conveniences, Fuchsia Cottage becomes your Cornish home away from home.

Indulge in the tranquility and comfort of this delightful cottage, where original features meet modern comforts, creating a perfect haven for your Cornish getaway.

 

Outdoor Play Area – free to use
A delightful space featuring a play trail, swings, slides, a climbing frame, and a 14-foot trampoline with a safety net enclosure. For little adventurers on wheels, we offer a selection of bikes, trikes, and push-alongs.

Indoor Games Room – free to use
Perfect for those occasional rainy days or when the kids just need to let off some steam! Our games room features a soft-play area for little kids and a pool table for bigger ones, as well as a host of local information and free DVD library.

Animal Field – free to use
Originally a working farm, Court Farm Holidays still has some animals for guests to meet. Why not make a morning visit to the animals part of your daily holiday routine – don your wellies and help us feed our furry residents!

Swimming Pool – free to use
Dive into the inviting warmth of our 9.7 x 4.7m indoor swimming pool, which is open all year and heated to 30°C.

Children can revel in the fun with our collection of inflatable toys, floats, and noodles, adding an extra splash of excitement to their swimming adventures.

Fire Pits – free to use
Discover our two fire pit areas, perfect for some marshmallow toasting or a relaxed evening sundown session!

Tennis Court – free to use
Our all-weather surface tennis court is available for all guests.

Extras – small extra fee
The site also offers bike and wetsuit hire.

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2 Canalside

2 Canalside

Escape to Canalside, a luxurious ground-floor apartment nestled alongside Bude’s picturesque canal and just moments from the captivating beach. This holiday retreat promises a perfect blend of modern comfort and coastal charm.

Open Plan Living: Enter a spacious open-plan kitchen/living/dining room adorned with engineered oak wood flooring and underfloor heating. Slide open the door to your private garden offering mesmerizing views over Bude canal. Unwind with a 55″ 4k television, equipped with Netflix and Alexa. The contemporary kitchen boasts integrated AEG appliances, including touch control induction hob, Pyrolytic oven, compact oven, microwave, dishwasher, and washer/dryer.

Bedroom Bliss: Retreat to two inviting bedrooms designed for utmost comfort. The master bedroom, with a king-sized bed and direct access to a patio garden alongside the canal, ensures a restful stay. The second bedroom, equipped with a super king-sized bed (convertible into two singles), offers a peaceful haven. Both rooms feature blackout blinds, smart lighting, and entertainment amenities, including a 50″ 4k television.

Bathrooms: Indulge in contemporary luxury with the ensuite and main bathroom. The ensuite features a large double shower enclosure, while the main bathroom boasts a soak head shower, glass screen, and attractive Porcelanosa tiling.

Outdoor Oasis: Step into the private garden overlooking Bude canal. Enjoy comfortable seating for four, footstools, and a table for al fresco dining. Fire up the Weber Gas BBQ for a delightful outdoor culinary experience.

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The Bank At Bude

The Bank At Bude

The Bank At Bude is born from a vision of blending the rich and vibrant flavours of Spain with the abundance of exquisite fresh produce found in Cornwall. This culinary venture is a heartfelt endeavour to bring the memorable experience of Spanish dining back home to Bude.

Inspired by fond memories of family travels to Spain, The Bank at Bude seeks to recreate that same immersive experience. The infusion of authentic Spanish dishes with the bounty of Cornish ingredients results in a tapestry of flavours that is both exciting and delightful. Our commitment is to craft truly beautiful Tapas that showcase the best of both worlds.

Our dedicated team at The Bank is instrumental in bringing this vision to life. Their passion for culinary excellence and commitment to delivering a memorable dining experience shines through in every dish. We are thrilled to have you join us on this culinary journey.

As you dine with us, savour the fusion of Spanish flavours and Cornish ingredients in each bite. Our Tapas menu is a celebration of culinary harmony, a testament to the delicious possibilities that arise when two culinary worlds come together.

The team at The Bank at Bude is overjoyed to have you as our guest. Your presence enhances the dining experience we’ve worked so hard to create. Whether you’re a local enthusiast or a visitor seeking a taste of culinary fusion, we extend a warm welcome to share in the joy of exceptional dining.

 

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Break Bar

Break Bar

Discover a coastal haven like no other at Break Bar at The Beach House, nestled in one of Bude’s and North Cornwall’s finest locations. With private access to the beach at the bottom of the garden, our hideaway invites you to experience the magic of Widemouth Bay.

At Break Bar, we specialise in seafood that delights the palate and soul food that warms the heart. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the ocean, expertly crafted to create a culinary journey that reflects the essence of coastal living.

As the day winds down, savour the beauty of spectacular sunsets that grace Widemouth Bay. Our secret hideaway provides the perfect backdrop for a magical evening, where the hues of the sky mirror the warmth of your dining experience.

As night falls, find yourself under the canvas of starry skies. Break Bar offers a unique setting to enjoy the celestial beauty, adding a touch of enchantment to your coastal retreat.

Break Bar is more than a restaurant; it’s a secret hideaway where the sea, soulful cuisine, sunsets, and starry skies converge to create an unforgettable experience. Come and check out the magic that awaits you at Widemouth Bay’s hidden gem.

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Life's a Beach

Life's a Beach

Nestled on the picturesque Summerleaze Beach in Bude, Life’s a Beach (L.A.B) offers a haven of relaxation with a backdrop of the rolling waves. With a laid-back and friendly atmosphere, L.A.B is your go-to spot for delightful food and refreshing drinks throughout the day, evolving seamlessly into the perfect setting for post-surf sundowners.

Our menu is a testament to quality and affordability, featuring dishes crafted with fresh, local ingredients sourced from hand-picked suppliers who share our passion for exceptional food. Whether you’re craving the zest of Cuban sandwiches or the succulence of locally caught fish, our diverse menu caters to every palate. Pair your meal with fairtrade coffee or indulge in ice-cold beers as you soak in the coastal vibes.

Situated just a stone’s throw from the shoreline, Life’s a Beach provides an unparalleled dining experience with the sound of waves as your soundtrack. Our commitment to using the finest local ingredients ensures that every bite is a celebration of coastal flavors.

Regardless of the weather, Life’s a Beach is dedicated to serving you some of the tastiest food and the best vibes around. Our beachside haven is designed to be your refuge, offering culinary delights that elevate your seaside experience.

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Mad Hatters Restaurant

Mad Hatters Restaurant

Embark on a culinary journey just a 25-minute drive from Bude at The Mad Hatters Restaurant. Nestled in the heart of nature, our restaurant offers a delightful retreat where you can savour great food while overlooking our enchanting lake, fed by a babbling brook that powers the water wheel on the mill house. Bring your family, and let the little ones enjoy feeding the fish under close adult supervision, or take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque gardens surrounding the restaurant.

Open from 10 am daily, our restaurant beckons you with a delightful breakfast menu served until 11.30 am (11.15 am on Sundays). Indulge in a coffee-and-cake rendezvous or elevate your lunchtime experience with a treat from our daytime lunch menu, enriched by daily specials crafted by our skilled chefs, available from 12 pm to 2 pm. Additionally, revel in the exquisite flavours of our high tea served from 2.30 pm until half an hour before closing.

We take pride in utilising locally produced food, featuring free-range eggs, meats, and cheese sourced from the region. At The Mad Hatters, we prioritise catering to your dietary preferences; simply inform our waiting staff of any requirements when placing your order.

Sundays at The Mad Hatters are a feast for the senses with our award-winning Sunday Carvery served between 12 pm and 1.30 pm. We highly recommend booking in advance, as our carvery is a sought-after experience. Adults can indulge for £13.95, while children enjoy a delectable experience for £8.95.

At The Mad Hatters Restaurant, we offer more than just a meal; we provide an escape into nature’s embrace. Discover the perfect blend of tranquility and culinary excellence as you indulge in our menu inspired by the beauty of North Devon.

Escape the ordinary and join us at The Mad Hatters Restaurant for an unparalleled dining experience. Whether it’s a leisurely lunch, a delightful high tea, or a Sunday carvery, we invite you to savour the flavours of nature and gastronomy in harmony.

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Docton Mill Tea Room

Docton Mill Tea Room

Step into a world of gastronomic delight at our award-winning tea room, nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the garden terrace and Mill House. Open daily, our tea room offers a haven for culinary enthusiasts seeking a perfect blend of exquisite flavors and tranquil surroundings.

On warm days, bask in the splendour of our glorious gardens while relishing a culinary journey from our carefully curated menu. As the seasons change, the wood-burning stove in our granary room provides a warm and inviting ambiance.

Our commitment to culinary excellence is reflected in the freshly prepared delights from our granary kitchen. Indulge in a variety of options, from homemade soups and pasties to filled rolls. Save room for our delectable homemade cakes, desserts, and, of course, our award-winning cream teas.

We prioritise freshness and quality by sourcing locally. Our beef and turkey hail from Devon, while Devon crab, Scottish smoked salmon, and prawns showcase the best in quality and freshness. Pair these delights with our homemade chutney and the finest mature cheddar cheese. Organic salad leaves from our garden add a touch of lavishness to every dish.

Explore our range of loose-leaf teas, coffee, hot chocolate, and a selection of cold drinks and sparkling presse. Each sip is an invitation to a world of flavors, carefully curated to complement the culinary journey.

Our tearoom offers not just high-quality lunches and afternoon teas but also warm and friendly service. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings as you savour each moment in our charming tea room.

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The Barrel

The Barrel

North Cornwall’s first Micropub was opened in 2017 and is the only pub in the Good Beer Guide and sells only drinks from Cornwall.

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North Coast Wine Lounge

North Coast Wine Lounge

At this charming independent wine bar, coffee shop and bottle shop, you are welcomed with open arms to indulge in the art of relaxation and conviviality.  Whether you fancy a leisurely catch-up over coffee and cake or an evening of sophisticated sips and savoury bites, there’s a spot waiting just for you.

Here, you’ll discover a haven boasting the town’s most extensive wine selection, available for both immediate enjoyment and takeaway.  But this isn’t just any wine selection – it’s a carefully curated array of rare finds and exceptional spirits, curated to pique the interest of even the most discerning palate.  Our knowledgeable team is always on hand to offer insights and recommendations, ensuring you find the perfect pour.

And let’s not forget our commitment to local artisans and producers! From breweries to bakeries and distilleries, we proudly showcase the best of Bude’s culinary scene, adding a dash of hometown flavour to every sip and bite. And for you seeking a little extra indulgence, our cocktails are nothing short of legendary.

So whether you’re stopping by for a quick sip or settling in for an evening of exploration, you are invited to join the vibrant scene on the edge of Bude Triangle, where every moment is an invitation to savour the simple joys of good company and great drinks.

 

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Crooklets Beach Cafe

Crooklets Beach Cafe

Nestled on the edge of the picturesque Crooklets Beach, our family-run Crooklets Beach Cafe extends a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Step into a haven of relaxation where the sound of crashing waves accompanies the enticing aroma of freshly prepared, locally inspired dishes.

At Crooklets Beach Cafe, we take pride in crafting a menu that celebrates the bounty of local ingredients. Our daily specials showcase the freshest produce, offering a symphony of flavours that captivate your taste buds. From hearty burgers and satisfying sandwiches to soul-warming hot beverages and an array of delectable cakes, our menu caters to every palate.

Indulge in the charm of our coastal cafe, where the ambiance is as inviting as the food. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely escape with a view of the rolling waves or a quick bite after a beach stroll, Crooklets Beach Cafe provides the perfect setting for a culinary retreat.

We prioritise freshness in every dish, ensuring that each bite is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of our coastal locale. Our commitment to quality resonates in the care with which we select and prepare our ingredients, providing you with an authentic taste of the region.

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Willow Tree Cafe

Willow Tree Cafe

Step into the Willow Tree Cafe, where old and new friends gather in the midst of nature’s embrace. Our cafe provides a warm and inviting space for you to connect, relax, and savor moments of respite. The outside seating area, a work in progress, invites you to unwind amidst the captivating transformation of the land.

Embark on a leisurely stroll through our secure large woodland walk, a serene haven that evolves with the changing seasons. This expansive natural space is open to everyone, including your four-legged companions. A section of the cafe area is dog-friendly, allowing you to share the joys of nature with your loyal friends. As you traverse the woodland walk, witness the fascinating rewilding process, where the landscape transforms with new flora and fauna.

At Willow Tree Cafe, we celebrate the companionship of our canine friends. Once inside the woodland walk, let your dogs roam freely, but remember to keep them on a lead until you enter this natural sanctuary. We respect that not everyone shares the same affinity for our furry friends, ensuring a harmonious experience for all our visitors.

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Bayleaf Indian Cuisine

Bayleaf Indian Cuisine

Embark on a culinary adventure at Bayleaf Indian Restaurant, where a passion for good food and exceptional customer service takes center stage. We pride ourselves on crafting an exquisite fusion of Cornwall’s finest produce and the vibrant flavors of India.

Experience the richness of Cornwall’s agricultural bounty as we meticulously source local ingredients. From Cornish farm potatoes to prawns from the Atlantic Ocean and fresh free-range eggs, each dish reflects the terroir of Cornwall.

Our menu is a symphony of Indian spices and flavors, curated to delight your taste buds. Whether you savour the warmth of traditional curries, the tanginess of chutneys, or the complexity of aromatic spices, each dish tells a story of culinary expertise.

At Bayleaf, our owners are driven by a profound love for gastronomy. This passion is evident in every dish we serve, ensuring that each bite is a celebration of culinary artistry.

Immerse yourself in a dining experience where Cornwall’s delightful produce meets the artful craftsmanship of Indian cuisine. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond the plate, creating a welcoming atmosphere that complements the richness of our flavors.

We believe that exceptional customer service is an integral part of the dining experience. Our attentive staff is dedicated to ensuring your visit is not just a meal but a memorable journey through the diverse and delectable world of Indian cuisine.

Join us at Bayleaf Indian Restaurant, where local ingredients, global flavors, and a passion for culinary excellence converge to create an unparalleled dining experience.

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Millook Haven Beach

Millook Haven Beach

Tucked away in an almost secret location, Millook Haven Beach is a hidden gem that stands out even among the region’s renowned coastal treasures.  Venturing to Millook Haven Beach, however, requires caution. With no lifeguards present and a narrow, steep road leading to its shores, safety must be a priority for any explorer.

While it may lack the swathes of sand found on other beaches, Millook’s rugged charm, adorned with pebbles and shingles, offers a serene escape from the bustling summer crowds, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its natural tranquility.  Beyond its surface allure, Millook Beach is a sanctuary for wildlife, its shores teeming with the diverse inhabitants of Cornwall’s coastal ecosystem.

It’s not just its natural beauty that sets Millook apart; the beach also boasts a captivating geological landscape, characterized by the famed zigzag folds etched into its towering cliffs, a testament to the earth’s ancient forces at work.

For those seeking to delve deeper into the splendor of Millook and its surroundings, the Millook Circular presents an enchanting journey. This picturesque walk guides adventurers through verdant valleys, ancient woodlands, and along the rugged Coast Path, offering glimpses into the rich tapestry of Cornwall’s countryside.

 

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Widemouth Bay Beach

Widemouth Bay Beach

Just a stone’s throw from the heart of Bude, a mere five-minute drive or short bus ride, lies the irresistible allure of Widemouth Bay with a vast two-mile expanse of sand.

This Blue Flag and Seaside Award-winning beach proudly boasts a Blue Flag designation, a testament to its cleanliness and quality and promises all the amenities necessary for a memorable family day at the beach.

While it may appear as one expansive shoreline, it’s actually divided into two distinct sections.  Venturing to the southern end of the beach where the shoreline transitions into rocky terrain takes you to Black Rock Beach.  This rocky expanse presents an ideal opportunity for rock pooling enthusiasts, with an abundance of marine life waiting to be discovered during lower tides.

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Sandymouth Bay Beach

Sandymouth Bay Beach

Nestled just 15 minutes north of town by car lies the stunning Sandymouth Bay Beach, a gem under the care of the National Trust.  When the tide recedes, it reveals a vast expanse of pristine sandy shores, often offering a quieter retreat compared to the bustling main beaches.  Its allure captivates families and surfers alike, with the addition of towering cliffs as a picturesque backdrop.

Access to this coastal haven isn’t particularly convenient, theres a steep walk down from the National Trust car park.  There’s a seasonal café, and a mere 10-minute walk leads to the year-round Holiday Park, boasting a bar, coffee shop and restaurant.

During low tide, embark on a captivating coastal journey, tracing the two-mile stretch from Crooklets Beach to Sandymouth, where hidden treasures like a buried shipwreck await discovery, alongside the intricate honeycomb structures of the sandcastle worm.

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Northcott Mouth Beach

Northcott Mouth Beach

Escape the crowds and enjoy the serene beauty of Northcott Mouth Beach, a secluded sanctuary offering a peaceful alternative to the busier town center beaches.  Carved into the rugged coastline, Northcott Mouth greets visitors with a rocky shoreline that gracefully transitions into a vast expanse of soft sand.

The cliffs that tower above are adorned with intricate geological folds, hinting at the ancient forces that have shaped this captivating landscape.  Amongst the sands lies the mysterious remnants of a shipwreck, a poignant reminder of the sea’s untamed power, occasionally revealed by the shifting tides.

Nestled within the embrace of these towering cliffs, Northcott Mouth exudes an enchanting allure, and children will delight in the expansive marine playground that awaits, with endless opportunities to explore rock pools and create dams along the stream.

A hike along the South West Coast Path towards Sandymouth unveils breathtaking vistas at every turn.  If the tides align, the sandy shores offer a more accessible route, providing a tranquil pathway for coastal exploration.  Be sure to consult with a lifeguard to ensure safe passage before venturing forth.

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Crooklets Beach

Crooklets Beach

Crooklets Beach with its Blue Flag and Seaside Award beckons with its expansive stretch of golden sand and intriguing rock pools waiting to be explored at low tide. While the pebbly top adds a touch of character, once the tide retreats, it reveals a vast sandy playground for beachgoers. This award-winning beach proudly boasts a Blue Flag designation, a testament to its cleanliness and quality.

Connected to Summerleaze Beach, Crooklets offers easy access to the renowned Bude Sea Pool during low tide, with a leisurely 15-minute stroll across the sand.

Popular among surfers, families, and beach enthusiasts alike, Crooklets Beach provides a safe and picturesque setting for seaside activities. The abundance of activity companies ensures there’s no shortage of outdoor pursuits and water sports to enjoy.

Crooklets Beach’s inviting sloped promenade offers level access and a flat viewing area, ideal for leisurely strolls and taking in the coastal scenery. Beach huts dot the landscape, available for daily hire, adding to the charm and convenience of this beloved seaside destination.

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Duckpool Beach

Duckpool Beach

Duckpool Beach is a cherished retreat, treasured for its untamed charm and secluded atmosphere nestled at the base of the Coombe Valley.  Here, visitors are welcomed by the pristine beauty of a tranquil cove, offering a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Families will find endless delight in the expansive open space, where children can roam freely and discover the wonders of nature.  The beach’s large rockpools promise hours of exploration and excitement, providing a playground of discovery for young adventurers.  While the entrance may be lined with imposing pebbles, the reward of a vast expanse of sand revealed at low tide is well worth the journey.

For those with a spirit of adventure, we recommend ascending the cliff path in either direction, where panoramic vistas await, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding coastline.  The Coombe Valley also offers a variety of scenic walks, each unveiling its own hidden treasures.

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Black Rock Beach

Black Rock Beach

Located on the southern edge of Widemouth Bay, Black Rock Beach boasts an abundance of untamed beauty.  Its namesake, a prominent rocky outcrop adds to the rugged allure of this coastal gem.

Be mindful of the powerful tides, as Black Rock Beach can become isolated at high tide, adding an element of adventure to your visit. Surfers are drawn to the challenging waves created by the point and reef breaks, providing exhilarating rides for wave enthusiasts.

For nature lovers of all ages, the beach reveals a treasure trove of delights at low tide.  Explore the myriad rock pools teeming with marine life, offering fascinating insights into the coastal ecosystem.

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Summerleaze Beach

Summerleaze Beach

Summerleaze Beach, with its Blue Flag and Seaside Award is a much loved destination for locals and visitors alike, conveniently located just off the town centre and offering a wealth of attractions and activites for all to enjoy.

With its expansive sandy shores and convenient large car park, Summerleaze Beach provides ample space for leisurely strolls, beach games, or simply soaking up the sun. The iconic Bude Sea Pool adds to its allure, offering a safe haven for swimmers of all ages, overseen by seasonal lifeguard patrols from the RNLI.

Adventure seekers will delight in the array of activities available, including surfing, kayaking, and Stand Up Paddleboarding, with options suitable for every skill level.

Summerleaze Beach has good accessibility, with facilities such as a Changing Places toilet and beach sand wheelchair ensuring everyone can enjoy the coastal experience. The seasonal Beach Office and Shop offers convenient services such as beach hut hire and a variety of beach essentials for purchase.

Explorers will find plenty to discover along the coastline, from the historic Bude Breakwater to the famed Bude Sea Pool, a semi-natural sea water pool dating back to the 1930s. The surrounding area boasts scenic sand dunes, providing a vital eco-system and offering opportunities for peaceful walks and wildlife observation.

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the sandy shores, exploring coastal paths, or enjoying water sports, Summerleaze Beach offers something for everyone to enjoy, making it a must-visit destination in Bude.

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The Bude Experience

Explore our collection of activities, attractions, places to eat, things to do and event schedules and you’re sure to experience the best of Bude and enjoy a unique and memorable visit to Bude.

Nature & Scenery

Bude boasts breathtaking beaches, rugged cliffs, and pristine waters, providing a picturesque backdrop for a variety of outdoor activities.

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Outdoor Adventures

From surfing and kayaking to hiking along the South West Coast Path, the Bude Experience is defined by the myriad of opportunities for adventure.

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Water Sports

Bude is known as a surfing hotspot, drawing water sports enthusiasts from around the world.  Paddle boarding, bodyboarding, and kayaking are also popular activities in the sea, canal and lakes.

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Cultural Enrichment

The Bude Castle Heritage Centre and galleries offer insights into the town’s history and culture, providing visitors with 
a deeper understanding of its heritage.

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Local Cuisine

Savour the flavours of Cornwall, including freshly caught seafood and traditional Cornish pasties, in its charming cafes 
and eateries.

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The Sustainable Traveller

If the natural environment matters to you and an eco-consciousness underpins the choices that you make in life, you will be welcomed as one of us during your holiday in Bude.  Our natural surroundings really define Bude – we are famous for our pristine beaches, gorgeous coastal paths, rugged geology…

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Solo Traveller

Bude is friendly, this is one thing we can be sure of and one of the main reasons visitors come back to Bude time and again.  If you are travelling alone don’t be concerned, you can enjoy your solitary time in a peaceful, safe environment or can seek out others if you fancy a bit of sociability…

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Dog Friendly

Honestly, you won’t believe how dog-friendly Bude is…  starting with the beaches where you will always find somewhere for your dog to run and play even at the height of the summer season.  Many of the hotels and bars in the area positively encourage you to bring you dog with you, in fact the majority of…

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Toddlers

The challenges of a family holiday with very small people sometimes feel a little overwhelming but we can assure you that Bude and the surrounding area is ideally suited to mini holidaymakers (and their grown-ups!).  Keeping it simple is the key and there is nothing more satisfying than watching your little ones play…

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The Foodie

Does good food get your juices flowing?  If so, you are in the right place as there is no end to the culinary offerings to be found in the Bude area!  We cater for the full range of tastes and budgets from the classic (and obligatory) Cornish Pasty, baked daily in numerous bakeries in the area, to fine dining…

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Family friendly

Ok, so you’re the ones with the car full to burst with kids, grannies, buckets and spades, wellies, fishing nets and well everything but the kitchen sink!  Bude couldn’t be better set-up to welcome your family on their holiday – in fact we hear regularly that this is the place to come if you want an easy and fun multi-generational holiday.

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Sustainable Bude

We are delighted that The National Lottery awarded Bude Climate Partnership a grant to launch six projects in Bude.  One of these is a Sustainable Tourism Project.  Tourism supports 73% of local businesses and 40% of our jobs, while generating around 50% of our community’s carbon footprint. These factors and our geographical isolation, far from the extent of public services enjoyed in other parts of Cornwall and the UK, make our local economy highly vulnerable to climate change.

The Canal

Several features along its length are unique in British canal history, as you will discover.  A unique waterway, it was originally created for transporting lime rich sand to local farms.  Today it is a place for fun rather than industry.  Explore on foot, paddle on a canoe, kayak or pedaloe.  It’s also a fantastic coarse fishery with some large and unusual species to catch.

Family Time

Bude is the ultimate base for adventurers and beach lovers.  Do you dream of safe, child friendly beaches with great facilities and oodles to do?  Or maybe you’ve a hankering for seclusion – picture-perfect coves brimming with a wild charm that’ll take your breath away?  That’s the beauty of Bude: top facilities and activities on tap, paired with wonderful ‘secret’ Cornish coves.