ReFill Shop Bude is a social enterprise leading the fight against single use plastic, offering affordable, sustainable shopping choices. The range of ‘fill-your-own’ options includes everything from package free personal care and cleaning products, to a delicious array of competitively priced food essentials and family favourites: cereals, pasta, rice and pulses, herbs and spices, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, oils and vinegar, and some treats too! Ideal for self catering visitors, buy just what you need for your holiday, reducing food waste too! Bring your bags and containers and we’ll help you do the rest.
Bathing water quality at Bude's beaches has been rated as Exellent under the new EU Regulations for bathing water quality. The beaches include Summerleaze Beach, Crooklets Beach, Northcott Mouth, Widemouth Bay and Sandymouth Bay.
Bude's beaches have always been fantastic. Once again in 2019, and thanks to the work of A Greener Bude and local environmental groups with the support of the wider community, Bude's beaches have once again been awarded prestigeous internationally recognised standards and awards - Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.
Explore Bude with the Bude Friends of the Earth Biodiversity Trail. The first parts of the trail were planted in 2015 to show how different planting schemes could help wildlife whilst needing less maintenance than traditional planting.
Bude's beaches have always been fantastic. Once again in 2018, and thanks to the work of A Greener Bude and local environmental groups with the support of the wider community, Bude's beaches have once again been awarded prestigeous internationally recognised standards and awards - Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.
We are committed to sustainable tourism in our local community and are now charging 5p for a plastic bag at the Bude Tourist Information Centre. All profits will be given to Friends of Bude Sea Pool and Bude Cleaner Seas. Once the current stock of plastic bags has been used, we will stop using any form of plastic bag. Weve also stopped using plastic envelopes to post our Bude Guide booklets.
We are committed to sustainable tourism in our local community and are proud to be working in partnership with the Friends of Bude Sea Pool a charity to preserve, improve enhance this free semi-natural amenity for generations to come. Visitors are invited to make a 15p per day donation for beach hut bookings.
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.
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.