If you're visiting Bude for just a couple of hours, why not take our advice and have a look at the pointers below. It will ensure you make the most of your time in Bude and see some of the best bits!
Bideford and The Big Sheep. Just twenty-five minutes drive north of Bude, discover the variety of things to do in and around Bideford! From wake-boarding to sampling local ale and watching sheep racing there is something for everyone!
We have many small and hidden coves in Bude, but here we give information about the main eight. To the north of the town centre we have Duckpool, Sandymouth Bay, Northcott Mouth and Crooklets Beach. Summerleaze Beach in the town centre, and Widemouth Bay, Black Rock and Millook to the south.
Interested in having seasonal tenancy for a Bude beach hut? All of the beach huts we rent on a daily basis from Easter to September are available to rent from £200 for the period October to March.
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.
Just a twenty-minute drive north, Bude's visitors can easily discover the beautiful village of Clovelly... This unique fishing village can also be visited by bus. The village and many of its attractions are dog-friendly too!
The Crescent Car Park at the Bude Tourist Information Centre has an overflow field which is great for mortorhome and campervan parking in Bude. There are also some great campsites nearby, from formal holiday park and farmers fields!
A holiday in Widemouth gives you easy access to many great Cornish sites including some that are right on the doorstep such as Poundstock with its violent and dramatic history, 14th Century church and Tudor Guildhouse, the only one of its type in the county. Widemouth itself has an interesting church, diminutive in size but large in character, the tiny church was built in 1929 and is definitely worth seeking out.
The perfect antidote to the Bude Bug is to purchase your own little piece. A home from home to escape to whenever you feel like it, a coastal retreat to help you escape the stresses and strains of day to day life. Often people discount a second home as an unachievable expense but a luxury static caravan or holiday lodge offers the perfect solution.
There's no need to carry everything to the beach (or buy an item you will only use a couple of times)! The Summerleaze Beach Office offer a hire facility for Bude's visitors. Bodyboards, deckchairs, folding chairs, Captain's chairs and windbreaks.