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Which Bude will you discover?


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

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

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



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1 day ago


High tide is at 11.33AM on Summerleaze Beach today.
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Gorgeous sunshine this morning, we will be on that beach in a couple of hours!

Looking like another nice day at Bude, although it sounds a bit windy

The sound of the waves is so therapeutic. 🌊

Hello dog. 🐶

Looking forward to arriving on Saturday

What a beautiful morning in Bude...😊

Love this place

Good morning Beautiful Bude!

I love bude. Such a beautiful place

Wish we were still there

So wish I could visit this year just can't afford it 😢

Back in London now and really missing it

Sophie Rapson

Loved my time Lifeguarding there with Mini and Spike back in 1990

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2 days ago


Widemouth Fields is great for exploring the wilds of the north Cornish coast.
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Widemouth Fields is great for exploring the wilds of the north Cornish coast.

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Lovely site, beautiful scenery

Happy days!x

I'm going in September never been before.

Charlotte Reed

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“Great walks along the beach with stunning views and the Atlantic Ocean crashing into the cliffs. Especially invigorating in Autumn as the winds pick up. Plenty of surf for the adventurous.”
Tony B

“Crooklets is a great beach with great facilities and some of the best waves for surfing and body boarding in the country”

“Back for the second year in a row as Bude and the surrounds make the perfect location for a family holiday, with a toddler in tow. Going home tomorrow, but we will be back! Very friendly locals, great food, beautiful coastline and beaches……plus the BEST cream teas!”
Cara D

“the ruggedness the coastline the sea the town and the countryside all so close but unspoilt part of Cornwall, love it”

Susan S

“Many happy holidays in Bude. One day I’ll retire here”

Katherine T

Latest Posts

  • Goose barnacles on fishing equipment (Alpha, 2010)

Goose barnacles: peculiar creatures on the beach in Bude

Goose barnacles. These peculiar creatures are often washed up onto our shores here in Bude during the winter, or during stormy conditions. They live in deep water in dense colonies, but sometimes their larvae settle onto floating objects. These flotsam and jetsam get blown onto our beaches when the wind blows onshore (from the sea towards the land) for an extended period of time.

  • The Barrel at Bude

Scilly Beer Sails!

This is Cornwall’s second micropub, the other being in St. Ives. It only sells Cornish beer, Cornish wine, Cornish cider and Cornish gin. Their opening hours are limited and they only open Thursday through to Sunday.

Agan Fordh a dro – Morrisons Roundabout

The roundabout at Morrisons is a key entry point in Bude which in its current state in uninspiring and says nothing about our vibrant town.

Discover rockpools and crabbing in Bude

We're creating a handy rockpool guide!  Come back soon to learn about the best places to go crabbing in Bude.  

What are the sand honeycomb structures on the beach in Bude?

Honeycomb worms (Sabellaria spp.) are tiny worms that live around the low tide area of the beach. They build tubes, attached to the rock to live in and the structures we see on the beach are dense colonies made up of thousands of individual worms.