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!
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 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.
Bude is a beautiful place to be whatever the weather – and that extends to rainy days too! Though this part of Cornwall enjoys more than its fair share of glorious sunshine, there are days when the sun goes into hiding... But there’s plenty to do indoor and lots of undercover attractions near Bude when it rains!
As a wheelchair user who lives in Bude and self-propels everywhere, the following are recommendations based on my experiences within the town. Every disability and indeed individual is different however and the most wonderful thing about Bude as a community is that people will help you in any way they can, to partake in whichever activities you choose.
Crabbing remains a family favourite pastime on the beaches in Bude. It’s cheap, fun and a great way for children to learn about the animals that live on the sea shore.
Exploring rockpools is like discovering a hidden world that children (and adults) might otherwise overlook. There's are a wide variety of species, with complex relationships all living in this secret habitat. They can be a fantastic way to learn about marine organisms that would otherwise be very difficult to see and learn about.
A page of real advice and suggestions from Bude locals and visitors. A great list of places to eat, places to visit, things to do, things to see and secret spots to visit.
Bude Sea Pool was built in the 1930s to provide a safe environment for swimming for the people of Bude. This semi-natural pool, measuring 91m long by 45m wide, was created under the curve of the cliffs in a conservation area. It provides the unique experience of being in or on the sea, close to the ferocity of the Atlantic Ocean, but sheltered from its extreme effects.
One of the most pleasant and active ways to take in the sights of Bude is on two wheels. With roads and trails that are generally quiet and accessible, you’ll find us a great place for cycling breaks in Cornwall. There are some challenging places to conquer, but also pleasant, level routes such as the Bude Canal towpath and nature reserve.