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View Historic Houses, Sites and gardens in Bude to explore during your Cornwall Holidays. View our list of Historical Houses for some great ideas | Visit Bude
It's a very easy drive from to explore the area south of Bude. Head South from Bude for the Day and visit Widemouth Bay, then onto Boscastle and Tintagel. Return to Bude via the A39 Atlantic Highway, calling into a couple of attractions you may not know about on the way!
If you've only visited Bude as a day trip, you may well have headed straight to one of our Award Winning Beaches and missed the gorgeous area along the Bude Canal and Harbour...
We have many small and hidden coves in Bude, but here we give information about the main eight. Duckpool, Sandymouth Bay, Northcott Mouth, Crooklets Beach, Summerleaze Beach, Widemouth Bay, Black Rock and Millook Haven.
Historically, Bude’s Lower Wharf was constructed to allow sailing vessels into the Lower Basin. Back in 1923 the area was a hive of activity as people went about their daily business from the surrounding warehouses that supported the workings of the Bude Canal. Today, the use of the buildings may have changed, but the Lower Wharf area is still a buzz with people who now enjoy the delicious food both on and off the water from the many cafes and restaurants. Designer makers demonstrate their craft skills and sell beautiful handmade gifts or if you’re feeling energetic you can hire a rowing boat or pedalo and take to the water.
You don't need a car to get out and explore some of the fantastic places to visit around Bude.
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 home of Parson Jack, who bred the Jack Russell Parson Terrier is now the Warhorse Valley Country Park – a fantastic family, accessible and dog-friendly place to visit when you’re staying in Bude. It’s also the place that inspired Michael Morpugo to write War Horse!
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!