Bude and this stretch of the North Coast is becoming increasingly well known for the high quality of the local food produced. Apart from the standard Westcountry fayre, such as freshly caught fish and excellent local meat, you will find an increasing array of cheeses, ice-cream, baked goods, pastries, beers and ciders made in the area.
Our Bude Beach Guide provides all the information you need with full details of local facilities, lifeguard times and much more. You could tackle any of these locations with a picnic and a beach towel, but for many visitors it would be unthinkable to arrive without a surf board. We have numerous beaches in Bude, all are accessible via road and on foot via footpaths or the South West Coast Path. We have the best beaches in Devon and Cornwall!
There may be some days when the weather is a touch inclement so you need rainy day attractions in Bude. We are lucky to have lots of fun places to visit when its not the sort of day for lazing on the beach.
We are so fortunate that many of our local attractions welcome dogs, and you will be surprised at how many places to visit are happy to accommodate you, your family and your pet.
Having limited mobility or being a wheelchair user will not hold you back from visiting the best attractions in the Bude area. Almost all of our gardens, theme parks and 'foodie' attractions provide disabled toilets and wheelchair ramps to allow all guests access to their businesses.
Bude is surrounded by natural beauty, from the South West Coastal Path to the north and south of our beautiful beaches to the wild moorland and stone circles of Bodmin Moor just 20 minutes drive away.
If you are staying in or near Bude you are ideally placed to explore towns and villages in both Cornwall and Devon. A drive of half an hour or so South along the coast will transport you to the legendary village of Tintagel, home to King Arthur, and to the picturesque harbours of Boscastle and Port Isaac.
There is no avoiding the fact that the sea dominates the scene in our part of the world. The distinctive Bude Harbour, sheltered by the breakwater and marked by the iconic barrel rock, is one of the most frequently seen images of Bude.
The Bude area oozes with history and heritage and we are fortunate to have an abundance of places to visit for history buffs and museum fans.
A short journey from Bude you will find lovely gardens where stunning floral displays and unusual plants flourish in our salty air!