Bude’s top 10

We all love Bude, and visit this gorgeous town for different reasons.  Here, we round-up what we think are Bude’s top 10 reasons to visit.  We hope this list of Bude’s top 10 will encourage you to visit Bude for you next holiday.

1.  It’s warm and sunny

Bude is frequently noted as the sunniest place in the UK. So come and discover some of Cornwall’s best-kept secret, multi award-winning beaches and bask in the sun. You’re spoilt for choice when choosing which beach to visit. Will it be the town centre beaches of Summerleaze and Crooklets, the nearby stunning bays at Millook and Widemouth, or the wild coves at Duckpool and Dizzard? There really is no shortage of beautiful places to either join the crowds or hide away. Don’t forget the surf is some of the best in the county, if not the UK.

2.  Fantastic activities

Cornwall is renowned for its outdoor adventure, and Bude has it all. From adrenaline and water sports, camping, golf and fishing, to the iconic Bude Sea Pool, Bude has no shortage of fantastic activities to ensure everyone can enjoy the great outdoors.

 3.  The Bude Canal

Take a trip to the historic and tranquil Bude Canal, hire a boat, walk, cycle, or kayak on the tranquil waters.  The more adventurous can and end up in the waves where the Canal meets the sea.  The less energetic can simply chill-out on the waters edge with a picnic or glass of bubbles.

 4.  The South West Coast Path

Explore the stunning South West Coast Path and discover the most beautiful sights, wildlife and stunning bays.  High up on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, there really is no better view.

5.  Amazing sunsets

Watch the sunset on the beach or enjoy our starry skies. Whether you are night fishing, having a beach BBQ or just chilling out.  The evenings can be cool, so wrap up and prepare for the most stunning sunsets and clear night skies.

6.  Take a road trip

Explore the Atlantic Highway (The route 66 of Cornwall).  Hailed as one of the UK’s finest road trips in the British Isles, take the scenic route and drive along this stunning coastline. North Cornwall has some winning spots within easy driving distance, including Crackington Haven, Boscastle, Tintagel, Trebarwith and Port Isaac. 

7.  Bude for food

Due to its coastal and countryside location, Bude is famous for its fabulous food and an abundance of world-class produce.  Enjoy some incredible edibles on Bude for Food’s restaurant trail (with over 40 places to eat in some epic settings), or buy local produce for your beach BBQ from our fantastic local food initiatives and Farmers’ Market.  The Bude For Food Festival (cleverly combining music, food and comedy) is fast gaining national acclaim.  You will be spoilt for choice and instantly see why so many people have a hunger for Bude.

8.  Arts and crafts

Enjoy the Arts.  From classes, exhibitions and workshops to an array of other galleries, Bude is awash with creative talent.  Add to the mix the best travelling theatre, seasonal pantomimes, orchestras, choral, jazz and folk music and you soon see that Bude is the perfect place for any budding artist to escape for inspiration.  Check our event calendar…

9.  Festivals

Bude is renowned for its epic events throughout the year.  Bude is famous for the Bude and Stratton Folk Festival and Bude Jazz Festival.  Add other popular events, like the RNLI Weekend, and you discover that there really is no shortage of fantastic things to do all year round.  2016 is a very special year, as our multi award-winning Leopallooza Festival (Best UK Grass Root Festival) returns for its 10th birthday with a grand celebration of epic proportions. Previous years have welcomed the likes of Eliza Doolittle, Bastille and Thom Yorke.  Leopallooza really is Cornwall’s finest independent event and brings together the best of North Cornwall’s music, arts and extreme sports culture in a surreal and spectacular setting in the wilds of Cornwall.

10.  Get the best for less

Save yourself money and escape the maddening crowds! North Cornwall is internationally renowned as the ultimate holiday hideaway.  Somehow Bude has quietly escaped the rush of madness, meaning not only is this underground, non commercial part of the coast incredibly untouched, it is also more peaceful, more beautiful and a lot less expensive. Come and have a taste of the good life without breaking the bank and discover one of North Cornwall’s best-kept secrets.

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