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.

Things to do
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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Coasteering with OA Surf Club

Coasteering with OA Surf Club

With over two decades of expertise, OA Surf Club stands out as one of the pioneering companies to introduce coasteering in Bude and Cornwall.

If you’re seeking a holiday adventure like no other, consider coasteering—an exhilarating activity seamlessly blending swimming, scrambling, and cliff jumping into the sea. Immerse yourself in an exploration that unveils the coastline from a unique perspective. Traverse through natural arches, venture into sea caves, navigate barnacle-covered ledges, and experience the thrill of plunging into the crystal-clear waters of the Cornish sea. Swim across inlets, uncover hidden beaches, and embark on an unforgettable journey along the stunning coastline.

Your safety is our utmost priority.

Rest easy and fully immerse yourself in the coasteering adventure, as we handle all the details for you. We provide all the specialized equipment necessary, leaving you to simply bring your swimwear, a towel, and closed-toe footwear for the sea—we’ll take care of the rest.

Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets, and any other essential gear are included to ensure you’re fully equipped for the adventure. With our experienced coasteering guides, safety is paramount. Trust in the expertise and skills of our team, allowing you to focus on enjoying every moment of your coastal exploration.

Discover Cornwall’s incredible wildlife.

Our instructors have a wealth of knowledge and will choose a thrilling and stimulating route that will challenge and excite you. We have been coasteering in Bude for over 20 years. Along the way keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, seals, and other marine life that inhabit the area, learn about the diverse ecosystems and wildlife-filled rock pools that you’ll encounter along the way.

We understand that each individual and group has different abilities and preferences, which is why our coasteering sessions are pitched at the perfect level to suit your needs. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced coasteering enthusiast, we’ll tailor the experience to ensure that you get the most out of your adventure.

Coasteering for groups.

If you’re looking for a group activity, then Coasteering is perfect. Whether you’re a corporate group, stag do/hen do, birthday party, scout group or just a bunch of friends, Coasteering is an unforgettable adrenaline filled experience, and will fill you with energy for a night out or refresh you from the night before!!

We can offer private sessions for any size group, this allows our guides the complete freedom to adapt a session towards your expectations.

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Bridge Bike Hire

Bridge Bike Hire

Welcome to Bridge Bike Hire, established in 1983!

At Bridge Bike Hire, we extend a warm and friendly welcome to everyone, whether young, old, or four-legged! As the original cycle hire on the Camel Trail, we are conveniently located right at the beginning of the trail in Wadebridge. Our courtyard seamlessly connects to the Camel Trail, providing you with traffic-free access for your cycling adventure and avoiding the hustle and bustle of the busy road.

Booking in advance is highly recommended, and we offer optional reduced-rate hire starting from 2 pm during the Easter season. Additionally, there are some reduced rates available all day for everyone during the winter months. Join us at Bridge Bike Hire for a memorable cycling experience on the beautiful Camel Trail!

Our Bikes – 40 Years of Excellence

With nearly four decades of operation, Bridge Bike Hire is dedicated to providing an exceptional cycling experience on the Camel Trail. Each year, we meticulously source the most comfortable seats, the safest children’s trailers, and top-quality bikes. Our ongoing investment in equipment ensures that the trail is accessible to individuals of all abilities.

Our knowledgeable team is delighted to guide you in selecting the most suitable bike, catering to riders of all ages, including our four-legged friends! Every group receives a lock, a puncture repair kit, and our team is always ready to offer any assistance or advice you may need. Join us for a cycling adventure where comfort, safety, and enjoyment are our top priorities!

Bikes Available

Securing your bikes for your Camel Trail adventure is highly recommended, especially during school holidays. Child trailers, trailer bikes, tandems, dog trailers, and other specialized bikes are particularly popular and tend to get booked quickly. We have electric bikes, hybrids, mountation bikes and retro ladies bikes something for everyone.

Explore our “GO OUT LATE, STAY OUT LATE” option during the warmer months—a delightful alternative to a morning ride that lets you make the most of your day.

Doggies Come Too!

We believe in inclusivity at Bridge Bike Hire, and that includes your furry friends! Dogs are more than welcome to join the adventure on the Camel Trail with our specially adapted dog trailers. Equipped with a bottle of water and a dog bowl, dogs of all ages can now enjoy a day out with the whole family.

While dogs are permitted on the Camel Trail, it’s essential to adhere to the ‘Rules of the Camel Trail’ set by Cornwall Council, who manages the trail. According to these rules, dogs should be kept on leads at all times. We look forward to welcoming your canine companions for a delightful day on the Camel Trail!

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Surfing with Big Blue Surf School

Surfing with Big Blue Surf School

Big Blue Surf School boasts a rich history of teaching surfing for over two decades. Whether you’re a novice eager to learn or seeking a fantastic family adventure, Big Blue can help you achieve it. With a track record of safely introducing over 35,000 individuals, including men, women, and children, to the exhilarating world of surfing, we welcome returning enthusiasts year after year. Our surfing lessons cater to individuals, families, schools, as well as those with disabilities or neurodiverse individuals.

Operating on Summerleaze Beach, one of Cornwall’s most diverse surf spots, we have access to a sheltered bay for challenging conditions and an open sandy beach during mid to low tide, accommodating surfers of all skill levels. If big waves aren’t your preference, worry not!

Our coaches, fully qualified for all skill levels, are trained surf lifeguards, many of whom honed their surfing skills in Bude, providing them with extensive local expertise. Emphasizing safety as our top priority, we maintain a high coach-to-student ratio.

At Big Blue, we believe in inclusivity, running specialized adaptive lessons for individuals with disabilities, neurodiverse conditions, and mental health challenges.

Ensuring surfing is accessible to everyone is our mission!

Our expertise extends to working with both children and adults facing various conditions and disabilities. These include, but are not limited to, autism, Down’s syndrome, physical disabilities, as well as challenges related to speech, sight, and hearing.

Tailoring our approach to individual needs and abilities, we provide a spectrum of options, ranging from introductory ‘learn to surf’ sessions to tandem wave riding.
For tandem experiences, we offer specialized boards with an instructor, while our collection of extra-wide surfboards facilitates solo riding, ensuring added stability for an effortlessly enjoyable experience.

Each lesson is conducted one-on-one with an instructor, prioritizing safety in the water. Additionally, we provide buoyancy aids as necessary to enhance the overall safety and enjoyment of the experience.

Operating year-round, we offer extra-thick wetsuits to keep you warm during cooler months.

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Surfing with Freewave Surf Academy

Surfing with Freewave Surf Academy

Whether you’re a novice eager to ride your first wave or someone looking to enhance existing skills, our surfing experiences at Widemouth Bay in Bude, are designed to provide you with the essential surfing skills, knowledge, and the confidence you seek.

If you are embarking on your “learn to surf” journey or aiming to improve your abilities both are best achieved through expert guidance from skilled and experienced coaches. With the right surfing instruction and quality equipment, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can conquer the waves. The thrill of catching your first wave during your initial surfing lesson is bound to be one of the most exhilarating experiences you’ll ever have.

Nestled at the stunning surfing haven of Widemouth Bay our surf school offers an ideal setting for our lessons. We prioritize personalized attention through small group surf lessons, ensuring that you receive focused guidance. All necessary equipment is included, and each surfing lesson spans between 2 to 2.5 hours.

For those seeking a more tailored experience, we provide Private Surfing Lessons, and we are equipped to handle large group surf bookings. Contact us for further details on these customized options and let us be your guide to a memorable surfing adventure.

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Ivyleaf Golf Centre

Ivyleaf Golf Centre

Golf Course
Nestled just 3 miles north of the charming coastal town of Bude, this family-friendly golf centre features a picturesque 9-hole course set amidst the spectacular Cornish countryside.

Measuring at 2300 yards, the 9-hole golf course presents breathtaking panoramic views of the Cornish coastline, Bude town, and the inland moors.

Perfect for golfers of all ages, particularly beginners, Ivyleaf prides itself on being beginner-friendly. They foster a relaxed environment with no dress code and eliminate the hassle of tee time reservations—simply show up and dive into the joy of golfing fun! Take advantage of the convenient club, trolley, and buggy rentals to enhance your experience, or feel free to bring your own.

The course is open 7 days a week, allowing you to savour a leisurely round at your own pace.

Golf Range
Perfect your swing at the dynamic driving range at Ivy Leaf Golf Centre!
Boasting 7 undercover bays, indulge in focused practice sessions regardless of the weather.
Their range features high-quality Srixon 2-piece range balls for an authentic feel to your shots.
Extend your practice into the evening with LED floodlights illuminating the range until 9 pm (Monday-Saturday), ensuring optimal visibility for every swing.
Outside, a £1 coin-operated ball dispenser adds convenience to your practice routine.
Ample parking and club hire, making it accessible for golfers of all abilities to enhance their game.

 Golf Simulator
Dive into a world of golfing thrills with our advanced simulator at Ivy Leaf Golf Centre! Choose from a selection of over 150,000 courses, elevate your game with detailed shot analysis, and share the experience with up to 4 players per session. Swing by and play the course of your dreams today!
Important: Use of the golf simulator is only during office hours. If you wish to book outside of these times, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Join Ivyleaf Golf Centre for an experience that combines the beauty of the surroundings with the joy of the game.







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Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Rooms

Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Rooms

Welcome to Docton Mill Tea Rooms & Gardens, a hidden gem in the heart of Hartland, North Devon.

Discover the captivating story of Docton Mill Wild Flower Gardens, nestled in a stunning valley just 1000m from the coast. Originating in the 1930s, the garden faced a period of neglect in the 1970s. The resurgence in 1980 brought about the renovation of the Mill, extensive planting, and the creation of a new Bog Garden and borders, accompanied by the planting of numerous trees. The new millennium ushered in further developments, including the Magnolia Garden, expansive Herbaceous borders, Woodland Garden, and a Greenhouse area for extensive plant propagation.

Our Wild Flower Gardens follow a theme of natural simplicity. In spring, witness displays of narcissi, primulas, camellias, rhododendrons, and azaleas, all framed by the enchanting presence of bluebells. Summer brings a profusion of roses, including a rose bank of Felicia and Pax, alongside the Herbaceous border. Explore a field boasting 25 varieties of magnolia, ensuring a garden that captivates throughout the seasons.

Garden Entry:

  • Adults: £5.00
  • Children (U18): Free (Under 2.3m in height)

Awards and Accolades:

  • Voted Best Tea Room in North Devon (North Devon Food & Drink Awards)
  • Gold Medal Winner at Devon County Show
  • Voted Best Cream Tea in Devon (North Devon Food & Drink Awards)

Garden Features:

  • Spectacular narcissi display in spring
  • Enchanting river walk with naturalised narcissi, bluebells, and wild garlic
  • Superb bog garden, celebrated in Rosemary Verey’s “Good Planting”
  • Extensive 140m herbaceous border
  • Wildflower gardens

Tea Room Delights:

  • Award-winning tea room serving light lunches with specialty salads
  • Locally sourced ingredients
  • No entry charge to use the Tea Room
  • Last teas served at 4:30 pm

Pet-Friendly Atmosphere:

  • Dogs allowed on short leads

Additional Offerings:

  • Plant sales area
  • RHS Partnership Garden every Saturday throughout the season

Disabled Facilities:

  • Due to the topographical layout, the garden is not suitable for wheelchairs or those with serious walking disabilities. For further details, please call 01237 441369.
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Bencoolen Playground

Bencoolen Playground

Bencoolen Play Park is Bude’s premier free destination for family fun!  Nestled along the main road from Stratton as you enter Bude, this expansive play haven has undergone a recent rejuvenation, boasting state-of-the-art equipment to cater to children of all ages.

Dive into a world of inclusive play with our diverse range of equipment, thoughtfully designed to ensure every child can join in the fun. For the littlest adventurers, we have a dedicated area tailored specifically for toddlers, ensuring their safety and enjoyment.

Take advantage of our spacious grassy area, complete with picnic benches, perfect for relaxing while the kids play. Our park is equipped with convenient bins and encircled by benches, offering ample seating for parents and guardians to supervise their little ones.

As a courtesy to all visitors, we kindly request that dogs remain outside the play area. Let’s keep the fun and excitement focused on our young explorers!

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Teylu Glass

Teylu Glass

The inspiration for our creative endeavours is drawn from the Cornish word for family, “Teylu.” Together, as a family unit, we have ventured into the world of fused glass art and workshops, creating pieces that reflect the beauty and warmth synonymous with the Cornish spirit.

In the heart of our artistic journey is Beau Nidol, a space where two sisters, fuelled by a passion for cutting glass and crafting fused glass art, collaborate with their mother, Julie. Beyond being a family-run venture, it’s a place where creativity flourishes, and the unique charm of Cornwall infuses every creation.

From these roots, Teylu Glass emerged—a testament to the bonds of family and the pursuit of a life where moments with loved ones take precedence. We invite you to join us on this extraordinary adventure, where art, family, and the Cornish spirit converge to create something truly exceptional. Welcome to Teylu Glass, where every piece tells a story of family, love, and the beauty of Cornwall.

At Teylu Glass, our customers are an extension of our family. Our aim is to create an atmosphere where you feel entirely at ease and relaxed during workshops. We want you to derive the utmost enjoyment from your time with us, crafting beautiful, fused glass items. Your comfort is our priority, and we look forward to welcoming you into our creative space. We have an array of workshops, including engaging sessions tailored for primary-aged children, workshops designed for those aged 12 and above, and exclusive private parties ideal for hens, stags, team-building events, and birthday celebrations. We’re also equipped to accommodate small school groups or clubs such as scouts and youth clubs.

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Parsons Pottery

Parsons Pottery

Parsons Pottery stands as a testament to the genuine passion and shared commitment of the husband-and-wife team, John and Rosie. Drawing from a background in production throwing, John has meticulously honed his skills over the years, becoming a master in his craft. Meanwhile, Rosie has embraced the role of painter and glazer, adding her artistic touch to their collaborative endeavours.

In 2020, embarking on a new chapter, John and Rosie relocated to the picturesque north coast of Cornwall, in setting the stage for the evolution of Parsons Pottery. Here, against the backdrop of Quinceborough Farm, at Widemouth Bay, just outside of Bude they established a dedicated workshop, marking the official founding of Parsons Pottery. This move not only signified a change in location but also a significant leap forward for their creative project.

While they persist in sharing and selling their unique creations, a delightful shift has occurred. John and Rosie now find immense joy in connecting with the local community and holidaymakers alike.

Parsons Pottery has become a hub of creativity, hosting a variety of making and painting workshops. These interactive sessions not only showcase the artistry behind their pieces but also provide an opportunity for others to immerse themselves in the craft, creating lasting memories and unique works of art.

Join Parsons Pottery, where the beauty of Cornwall’s north coast meets the artistry of John and Rosie. Whether you’re a local resident or a holidaymaker, their workshops invite you to become a part of the creative process, turning your inspiration into tangible, handcrafted masterpieces.

Pottery Painting:
Start on a creative journey at Parsons Pottery with their pottery painting sessions, designed to cater to individuals, groups, and families alike. You don’t need to be an artist to join in – sessions are crafted for everyone, regardless of artistic experience. Friendly staff are dedicated to ensuring you have a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Select from a diverse range of pottery, including pieces skilfully hand-thrown by John himself. Whether you’re a seasoned painter or a first-time creator, full instructions on how to make the most of our vibrant underglaze paints will be given. And fear not, our staff is always on hand, ready to share ideas and techniques, ensuring you feel supported throughout the process.

Pottery Throwing:
Begin a pottery adventure with a throwing session, catering to both individuals and groups of 2-6 people. Each session unfolds with a detailed demonstration, paving the way for personalized one-on-one tuition. In group sessions, participants rotate, taking turns on the wheel for an inclusive experience. Individual sessions offer the opportunity to glaze and fire 2 pots, while group sessions involve the firing and glazing of one pot per person. Whether crafting solo or in a group, our pottery throwing sessions promise a blend of education, creativity, and the joy of hands-on artistry.






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Granary Barn

Granary Barn

Experience the spacious, bright, and stylish charm of Granary Barn, the largest of our courtyard cottages that comfortably sleeps 7.

Granary Barn offers superb accommodation throughout, featuring beautiful exposed beams, king-sized double beds, flat-screen TVs, and breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside and coastline. Situated in our enclosed courtyard, Granary Barn boasts a large and airy living room, along with a spacious kitchen/diner, making it the perfect place for family celebrations or some much-needed relaxation. Enjoy access to superb on-site facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool and spa treatments, and explore the nearby coastal resort of Bude with its fantastic selection of restaurants, shops, and activities.

Ground floor: Enter through the welcoming hallway leading to the family bedroom (1 king-sized bed, 1 single bed); another spacious double bedroom with a king-sized bed and flat-screen TV; and a Twin Room (with zip and link twin beds that can be converted into a Super King-Sized Bed for a couple). A convenient shower room/wc completes this floor.

First floor: Ascend the stairs to the spacious and light-filled living room, well-appointed kitchen/diner, and a family bathroom with an over-bath shower.

Granary Barn invites you to enjoy a delightful stay in a setting that combines comfort, style, and stunning views. Whether you’re looking to unwind on-site or explore the vibrant offerings of Bude, Granary Barn provides the perfect backdrop for your family getaway or celebration.

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Middle Cottage

Middle Cottage

Middle Cottage has undergone a recent refurbishment, seamlessly blending traditional charm with contemporary flair to create a truly inviting space.

Featuring two double bedrooms and a single bedroom, the cottage comfortably accommodates up to five guests. The flexible bedding arrangements in the double bedrooms cater perfectly to couples, families, or friends traveling together. For families with young ones, a travel cot can be provided upon request.

Equipped with modern conveniences, the cottage ensures a comfortable stay for all guests, with amenities including a TV, Wi-Fi, Bose Sound System, log burner, and efficient heating system to keep you cozy during your stay.

The kitchen is a culinary haven, boasting top-of-the-line appliances such as an oven, gas hob, microwave, Nespresso machine, wine fridge, toaster, kettle, fridge freezer, washing machine, and tumble dryer, catering to all your culinary needs.

Bifold doors open onto a serene slate terrace overlooking a lush lawn, providing the perfect setting for outdoor relaxation and al fresco dining. The BBQ area, designed in an outdoor kitchen fashion with slate worktops, invites you to indulge in delicious grilled delights amidst the beauty of nature.

Guests are invited to make full use of the cottage and its charming garden. For those eager to catch some waves, surfboards and bodyboards are available upon request, ensuring an unforgettable seaside experience

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Grooms Cottage

Grooms Cottage

Comfort is key at Grooms Cottage, a meticulously converted retreat that sleeps three and is seamlessly linked (yet entirely self-contained) with the main property, The Coach House. Just a five-minute walk from the town center, Summerleaze Beach, and the enchanting South West Coast Path, this pet-friendly haven offers a secure patio area and convenient off-road parking.

Leave your car behind and explore the vibrant surroundings on foot, with numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars within a mere 200 meters. The well-appointed kitchen features modern amenities, including a Belfast sink, washing machine, and fridge. The ground floor boasts a compact yet convenient shower room with a power shower, a dressing room, and a sunroom with a cozy sofa.

Ascend the stairs to discover a spacious landing leading to the master bedroom, adorned with a generous 5ft bed, washing facilities, and captivating canal views from the window. An additional child-friendly bed awaits upstairs, ensuring a comfortable stay for the whole family.

The owners’ commitment to the cottage’s sympathetic restoration shines through, providing an ideal base for exploring Devon and Cornwall or relishing a car-free holiday in Bude. The canal, a stone’s throw away, invites you to partake in fishing, boating, and leisurely strolls. The beach, just a flat 500-yard stroll, beckons for sunset suppers on your private patio or dining at one of the many nearby restaurants.


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Woodlands Manor

Woodlands Manor

Woodlands Manor is a grand, traditional Grade II listed farmhouse dating back to the 17th century or earlier, retaining many original features such as low lintels, slate floors, and magnificent fireplaces. Guests will delight in the charming blend of old and new.

With six characterful bedrooms, The Manor sleeps 12 plus cots. Each bedroom boasts romantic bedsteads, and children will love discovering the secret spaces, maid’s staircases, and interconnected rooms.

Downstairs, The Manor features three lounges, a dining room, and a large kitchen/conservatory. Comfortable sofas in all sitting rooms provide the perfect spot to enjoy the large wood burner.

Cooks will relish the four-oven Aga in the kitchen/breakfast room, which opens into the conservatory where guests can enjoy the sun even on windy days. A standard range oven complements the Aga, so no need to worry if you’re not familiar with using an Aga.

No matter your age, you’ll love the heated indoor pool at Woodlands. Whether you’re swimming laps or playing with the kids, the fun is limitless. The pool is maintained at a warm 30 degrees, ensuring a comfortable swim year-round.

The Games Room is a favourite among our guests, offering a great opportunity for all ages to relax and enjoy a wide range of activities. We have soft play, table tennis, foosball, giant Connect Four, darts, and pool.

For outdoor play, we provide a playing field with a stunning view, swings, a climbing frame, and a slide. The field also has two football goals, perfect for an impromptu kick-around with the kids.

The woodlands are simply magical, especially in April and May when the ground is carpeted with bluebells. Dogs are welcome to roam, but don’t forget your wellies, as it can get a bit muddy by the stream in winter.

The animals make the farm a special place for everyone. Twice a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays, kids (and big kids) can join Ruth for a feed-the-animals experience, getting up close with pigs, sheep, alpacas, horses, rabbits, goats, chickens, and the cat

This spacious Cornish farmhouse is our pride and joy, offering:

  • High-speed broadband
  • Electric car charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • Garden and outdoor play area

Cottage Detail

  • Ground Floor Porch. Hall. Dining-room.
  • Kitchen/Breakfast-room with oil-fired Aga, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
  • Conservatory with electric range cooker.
  • Utility-room with freezer, washing machine and tumble-drier.
  • Separate WC and wash-basin.
  • Sitting-room with 55″ OLED UHD Smart TV, Blu-ray player and wood-burner.
  • Drawing-room with UHD Smart TV.
  • Snug / reading room off main lounge
  • First Floor Steps to Bedroom 1 with twin beds, leading to Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Bathroom 1 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin.
  • Bedroom 3 with super king size double bed (6′).
  • Steps to Bathroom 2 with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin.
  • Steps to Bedroom 4 with super king size double bed (6′).
  • Bedroom 5 with twin beds.
  • Bedroom 6 with twin beds.
  • Bathroom 3 with bath, WC and wash-basin.
  • Wifi is super fast broadband


  • Ample private parking.
  • Private patio with outside table and chairs.
  • Shop 2m.
  • Pub 2m.
  • Regret no smoking.
  • Short breaks available out of season.
  • Towels & Duvets included
  • Cot and Highchair
  • Welcome tea, coffee, milk,  sugar herbs, salt & pepper


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Meadow View

Meadow View

Discover the charm of our self-catering apartment, where modern comfort meets stunning panoramic views. This two-story haven offers a double en-suite bedroom on the ground floor for restful nights and a delightful lounge, kitchen, toilet, and enclosed balcony on the first floor for your relaxation and enjoyment.

Indulge in the picturesque panorama of Bude canal and marshes from the privacy of your own enclosed balcony. This elevated vantage point provides an immersive experience, allowing guests to soak in the beauty of their surroundings.

Nestled in a quiet residential close, a mere stroll from the town centre, beaches, and restaurants, our apartment offers a perfect balance of proximity and peace. Adjacent to the cycle path and footpath, guests can revel in a traffic-free walk into town, immersing themselves in the serenity of our surroundings.

Enjoy hassle-free parking right outside, with the off-road cycle track just minutes away. Guests have the added convenience of a garage for storing beach items, bicycles, and more. Our beautiful shared garden beckons, providing a tranquil space for relaxation and camaraderie with fellow guests.

Experience the best of both worlds – the convenience of a central location and the tranquility of a secluded retreat. Your panoramic escape in Bude awaits at our self-catering apartment.


Sleeps – Two Adults in a double bedroom.
Bathroom – En-suite shower Room
Outside – Shaped gardens / summerhouse / patio / BBQ
Parking – Ample private parking for guests
Accessibility – Not suitable for those with limited ability
Children – Unfortunately No children
Pets – Pets not accepted
Location – Just off the town centre but walking distance to all amenities

WIFI throughout
TV includes full Sky package + BT Sports
Complimentary welcome pack to include:
Bottle of wine (for weeks stay), tea bags, coffee, marmalade/jams, butter/milk/bread/fruit juice and biscuits.

Towels and face cloths are provided plus beach towels and beach bag.

Table and Chairs
Shared garden and patio

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Canal Cottage

Canal Cottage

Discover the charm of Canal Cottage, a delightful two-bedroom holiday retreat situated just a few meters from the picturesque Bude Canal. Recently modernised and tastefully decorated, this centrally located cottage is designed to accommodate up to four guests comfortably.

Convenience is key, with parking space available for one car by the front door, and unrestricted parking on Vicarage Road for additional vehicles. The cottage is a mere stroll from the beaches and shops, and conveniently positioned across the road from two of Bude’s renowned pubs, The Falcon Hotel and The Brendon Arms, both serving excellent meals throughout the year.

Upon entering from the front door, a spacious hall leads to the kitchen, lounge, and the staircase to the first floor.

Lounge: Unwind on the comfortable sofa and chairs, complemented by a coffee table, colour television, and a large electric fire.

Kitchen/Diner: The fully fitted kitchen has everything you need, including a dishwasher and washing machine, with a table and chairs for four people.

Double Bedroom: Enjoy a restful night’s sleep in the 4ft 6in double bed, complete with clothes hanging rail, dressing table, chest of drawers, and bedside tables.

Twin Bedroom: The twin bedroom features two single 3ft divan beds, a bedside table, and a spacious wardrobe.

The Bathroom: Pamper yourself in the walk-in shower.

Canal Cottage provides a perfect blend of comfort and convenience for your holiday in Bude. Whether you’re exploring the beaches, enjoying local pubs, or taking in the charming surroundings, your stay at Canal Cottage promises a memorable experience.

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Bramblewood Cottage

Bramblewood Cottage

With an indoor heated swimming pool, Bramblewood Cottage is a perfect base for your family or small group holiday, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Step into a world of comfort and space as Bramblewood unfolds its welcoming ambiance. Thoughtfully designed, the cottage offers a combination of double and twin rooms, ensuring a restful sleep for all guests. The single-story layout adds to the convenience, creating an inclusive and accessible atmosphere.

Bramblewood boasts a large, secluded side-and rear garden, providing an idyllic retreat for relaxation and play. The direct access to the expansive meadow and play park ensures that every moment outdoors is filled with joy and exploration.

Enjoy a breath of fresh air in this non-smoking haven. Bramblewood’s commitment to cleanliness and well-being creates an environment where every guest can fully savour the pleasures of their stay.

We understand that pets are an integral part of your family. Bramblewood welcomes dogs over 1 year of age, ensuring that your four-legged companions can join in the holiday fun. Please check with us before booking if you have more than two dogs, as numbers may vary based on dog size and cottage occupancy.

Centrally located for your convenience, Bramblewood provides easy access to nearby attractions, allowing you to explore the beauty of the surroundings. Whether you seek family adventures or serene strolls, this cottage serves as an ideal starting point for your holiday escapades.

Create lasting memories at Bramblewood, where comfort, space, and pet-friendly charm converge to offer you an enchanting family retreat.

  • Three bedrooms; two doubles, one twin with travel cot
  • Open-plan lounge/dining area
  • Well-equipped kitchen with hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave
  • Two full bathrooms – Family bathroom with shower over bath; Shower room with large walk-in shower and toilet
  • Bathroom towels are provided for all guests over 3 years old
  • Laminate flooring throughout
  • Landscaped, fenced rear garden with BBQ and garden furniture
  • Hairdryer
  • Storage heating in all rooms
  • A selection of games and books for all ages
  • High fibre WiFi with excellent speed and connectivity
  • Wall-mounted 43” smart TV with streaming apps, plus DVD player and mini hi-fi
  • Allocated parking nearby

Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
Dive into relaxation at our 40ft/12.3m indoor, heated swimming pool. Open daily, all year round, from 8 am until dusk (closing time varies seasonally, except on Jan 1st and Dec 25th). Our pool offers a refreshing escape, complete with separate changing rooms and invigorating hot showers.

Outdoor Play Oasis
Experience the joy of the great outdoors with our expansive play area. Unleash your playful spirit in the large meadow, perfect for ball games. Our children’s adventure playground beckons with delights like a Wendy House, swings, climbing frame, slide, springy animals, and a crawl-through tractor. Let the laughter and fun echo through the open air.

Fast, Free WiFi
Stay connected effortlessly with our upgraded fibre WiFi. Enjoy excellent connectivity and high-speed internet throughout your stay. Share your moments, stream your favourite shows, and keep in touch with ease.

Convenient Food Services
While all our cottages are self-catering, we offer two convenient food services that can be pre-booked:

Grocery Orders: The Lansdown Dairy, centrally located in Bude, delivers an initial supply of groceries before your arrival. Your cottage will be stocked with fresh essentials, providing convenience without compromising your freedom. Simply pay during the week!

Freshly Cooked Meals: Elevate your dining experience with freshly prepared, quality food delivered directly to your cottage. Perfect for special occasions, the first or last night, or even for a fully catered break, allowing you to enjoy a true rest.

Games Room Excitement
Engage in friendly competition and entertainment at our games room. Equipped with table tennis and pool tables, it’s a space for laughter, camaraderie, and a touch of healthy competition (40p per game).

Laundry Facilities
Maintain your travel wardrobe effortlessly with our laundry facilities. Three automatic washing machines, laundry baskets, and tumble dryers are available for a modest charge, ensuring you stay fresh and ready for every adventure.

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Chestnut House

Chestnut House

Chestnut House beckons with its sleek, contemporary design and spacious layout, offering a modern retreat amidst the tranquil surroundings. Step inside to discover an inviting interior adorned with oak flooring and a blend of modern furnishings and upcycled pieces, creating a stylish yet comfortable ambiance.

The ground floor welcomes you with a generously sized hall, providing ample space for coats and footwear. To the left, a vibrant lounge awaits, featuring chic red sofas adorned with plush cushions and throws, centred around a modern wood-burning stove. Through sliding patio doors lies your own secluded garden oasis, complete with a luxurious six-person hot tub. A cozy nook to the right offers additional seating, ideal for children’s playtime or quiet reading. Continuing through, you’ll find a convenient utility room equipped with laundry facilities and access to the garden. The adjacent kitchen, accessible from both the lounge and utility room, boasts modern amenities including an upright fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and built-in oven and hob. The sociable oak dining table, accompanied by funky chairs, creates the perfect gathering spot for meals and conversation.

Ascend the stairs to discover the upper level, where the master bedroom awaits with a king-sized bed, flat-screen TV, and breathtaking views of the surrounding fields and coastline. An en suite shower and toilet ensure privacy and convenience. Two twin bedrooms offer serene retreats for guests of all ages, while an additional single bedroom provides a cozy haven for older children or adults seeking solitude. The family bathroom, complete with basin, toilet, and bath with over-bath shower, caters to the needs of every guest.

Ideal for larger families or groups of friends, Chestnut House can also be booked alongside Sycamore House next door, offering ample space for two families or a larger group to enjoy a memorable holiday together.


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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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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Willow Valley Holiday Park

Willow Valley Holiday Park

Discover a welcoming escape at Willow Valley, a friendly holiday park nestled in beautiful surroundings, just under 2 miles from the sandy beaches and charming town of Bude. Situated on the renowned “Atlantic Highway,” we are strategically positioned six miles into Cornwall from the Devon border, making us an ideal hub for exploring both Cornwall and Devon.

Located right on the doorstep of Bude, our holiday park provides easy access to the delightful town and its sandy beaches, offering plenty of reasons to explore.

Embrace the perfect launchpad for your Cornwall and Devon adventures. With Bude just moments away, you have the convenience of a delightful town while being strategically positioned to explore the beauty of both counties.

Nestled in the Strat Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, our campsite is a haven of tranquility. Immerse yourself in the natural wonders that surround us, from beautiful trees to undiscovered flora and fauna.

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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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Molesworth Arms

Molesworth Arms

We are husband and wife team and have been running the Molesworth Arms for 8 years.

The Molesworth Arms had been shut up and boarded up for nearly 3 years before we purchased it in 2015.

After all this time we have finally discovered & established our market which relies on us ensuring a relaxed and intimate atmosphere, fresh dishes, local produce and a menu that we try & cater for all dietary requirements.

We grow most of our herbs, vegetables & flowers in our organic polytunnel and locally source all our ingredients as near as we can. Our menu changes weekly and we cook everything on site and enjoy creating interesting & tasty dishes.

The Molesworth Arms is situated in the square in the sleepy village of Pyworthy, 10 miles in land east of Bude near all the beautiful coastal beaches of Cornwall and in close reach of our suppliers.

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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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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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Chicken and Rum Shack

Chicken and Rum Shack

The Chicken and Rum Shack, where all things chicken are freshly made and available, so you can order as much as you like. The Captain’s birds and The Captain’s specials are all mouth wateringly delicious, weigh anchor with us and enjoy. Booking is advised.

Don’t miss our fantastic all u can eat Chicken & Ribs combo meal available every Thursday. Normal menu also available.

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The Barge

The Barge

Embark on a delightful culinary journey at The Barge, a traditional-styled, wide-beamed barge tearoom/restaurant that promises a feast for the senses. Our commitment to quality and a warm atmosphere ensures a memorable dining experience for every visitor.

Indulge in a culinary adventure with our diverse menu that seamlessly blends old and new, modern and traditional flavors. We take pride in sourcing locally, using in-season produce from Cornwall. From locally sourced meats to freshly caught Cornish fish and seasonal vegetables, our menu boasts a rich tapestry of flavors.

At The Barge, our culinary artisans prepare everything in-house, showcasing their expertise in every dish. Explore our ever-evolving menu and daily specials, ensuring that every visit brings a delightful surprise to your taste buds.

Step into a warm and relaxed ambiance designed for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re seeking a cozy spot after a brisk winter walk with your dogs, planning a family beach day and need a picnic, or celebrating a special occasion, The Barge is the perfect setting. Create cherished memories as you share your time with us.

Discover us moored on the historic Bude Canal, located on the Lower Wharf during the winter season. In the summer, we relocate closer to the lock gates, offering breathtaking views of Bude’s golden sands and the captivating Summerleaze beach.

Whether you’re sipping on a warm mug of chocolate, enjoying a family picnic, or celebrating a special occasion, The Barge invites you to share your moments with us. Create memories that will be cherished for years to come.

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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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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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Coachman's Bar

Coachman's Bar

When in search of the perfect place to dine in Bude, look no further than Coachman’s Bar & Grill – where great food, relaxation, and all-day unwinding come together seamlessly.

At Coachman’s Bar & Grill, we take pride in offering a diverse menu that caters to every palate. From delectable dishes to a wide variety of beverages, including local real ales, our establishment ensures that every dining experience is a memorable one. Food is served all day, providing you with the flexibility to indulge in culinary delights at your convenience.

Sip and savor a range of beers, wines, spirits, and non-alcoholic drinks, including our recommended local real ales. Our bar is well-stocked, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Fronting Coachman’s Bar & Grill is a raised Beer Terrace offering enchanting views over the Bude Canal, the Inner Harbour area, and across to Bude town centre. Dine al fresco on the terrace, sheltered under the canopy, and immerse yourself in a magical, continental atmosphere during the summer months.

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Sip + Sea

Sip + Sea

Bude’s hidden gem, located in an AONB near Northcott Mouth Beach. You’ll find locally sourced produce from this independently owned outdoor cafe. Family and dog friendly.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.