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!
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.
Recently, we've noticed that visitors were very complimentary about the price of accommodation in Bude. We discovered that accommodation in Bude was 41% cheaper than other areas of Cornwall.
At the Bude Tourist Information Centre, we're continually asked where the best place to stay in Bude is. It's a really hard question to answer, because we all like different things and Bude really does have hundreds of places to stay in all sorts of locations, of varying quality, price and size.
Fancy a proper full length Cornish holiday in one of the sunniest and wildest corners of north Cornwall? You've come to the right place. With a few days at your disposal you can enjoy some fantastic days out in Cornwall, both locally and within easy reach of Bude.
With a whole day at your disposal, Bude is your oyster... or your surfboard, camera, paint brush or whatever you want it to be. Where would the locals recommend on a day out in Bude? Crikey, where do we start? If you find yourself in Bude on any given Friday from the end of April to the end of September, you simply must visit Bude Farmers and Crafts Market (10am-3pm) on the Wharf. It's delicious, creative and unique; one of the most enjoyable food and craft markets in Cornwall we think.
What can you accomplish in an afternoon? Quite a lot, if you're keen to explore! Perhaps the most obvious starting point is the Bude Tourist Information Centre (EX23 8LE). From here you have easy parking and a lovely short walk along Bude Canal. Make it a lazy or a longer amble as you please