Things to do in Bude… advice and suggestions from Bude locals and visitors

Last year, over 200,000 visitors came into the Bude Tourist Information Centre, and several thousand people made enquiries via phone, email and our online chat facility.

Although it’s still work in progress, we’ve created this page to collate recommendations from both local residents and visitors.

Please email the TIC if you have a recommendation to add to the page!

Milky Way is a must. Just enjoy the fantastic beaches. Clovelly and Boscastle are great too. Good easy walk to The Weir along the Bude Canal.

If you want good reasonable food for all the family go to The Shack in Bude. Very good food and not badly priced.

Boscastle and Tintagel are great places to visit.

The Tamar Otter Park is well worth a visit.

The Weir is a great cafe/restaurant at the end of the canal, approx 2 miles from Bude. Great to walk along towpath or cycle on the parallel (almost) cycle path. Very safe and picturesque walk or ride. The Weir has a play park, lake with wild waterfowl and great food. Ideal for all your children.

Tamar Lake is a lovely place for a walk and a picnic, and the ice creams are really good too.
Duckpool Beach is good if the kids like looking for crabs and fish in the rock pools. As someone else mentioned pedalos on the canal are fun.

We took our lot to The Milky Way Adventure Park. Even the adults got to have fun!

The Tamar Otter Park is a lovely little visit.

We go to Bude every year. We love rockpooling on the rocky side by the breakwater, walking along the canal to the cafe and play area, walks along the beaches at low tide. Padstow is beautiful and not too far. The Bude Sea Pool is fab. Our kids love the pedalos on the canal too. There are some lovely little shops in the town, the Bude Castle and Heritage Centre is worth a look and crazy golf is always a winner!

When our grandchildren aged 7 and 11 come down to visit they love going to the Big Sheep for the day.

We have hired a (wheelchair accessible) Beach Hut for a couple of days, booked a morning boogie boarding session, used Tesco vouchers for a day at the Eden Project & hope to have some crazy golf & tennis competitions too!

A visit to Clovelly is good, check it out online. The Milky Way is a good park. Bude is a lovely place to visit

We take our kayak to Bude and always paddle along the Bude Canal. ¬†When it’s calm, we paddle from Bude to Widemouth.

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