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.
Stratton, located moments from the town centre of Bude is a great place to stay whilst on holiday, choose something ancient or contemporary!
Morwenstow is quaint, peaceful and pretty as a picture. What this historic Cornish village lacks in size it more than makes up for in curiosity value.
Tintagel offers stunning, craggy coastal views and an intoxicating blend of myth and history make this Cornish town a magnet for summer visitors.
Padstow is a great part of Cornwall for walking, Padstow is near some spectacular coast, while the town itself has a range of novel attractions.
Launceston is a lively market town with plenty to do in all weathers, Launceston has attractions to suit most tastes.
Hartland is the largest parish in Devon, and is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Expect stunning views, plenty of things to do and some of the best days out in Devon.
Boscastle is home to great little independent shops and scenic walks. The medieval harbour is the main attraction of this pretty Atlantic coast town. The so-called “hanging valleys” and a spectacular waterfall make this a must see destination for photographers and geology enthusiasts alike.
Bodmin is a pretty Cornish town with no shortage of history or attractions for day visitors and families, especially of a quirky, historical variety.
Lundy Island is a great day trip from Bude. Spend a day on the natural & historic National Trust island of Lundy, 3 miles long, ½ mile wide, 12 miles off the North Devon coast serviced by the Lundy passenger & supply ship MS Oldenburg.