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It’s all change at Willow Valley!

March 13th, 2019|Comments Off on It’s all change at Willow Valley!

It's all change at Willow Valley - a gorgeous holiday park with lodges and camping in Stratton, near Bude.

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Annual and winter tenancy of Bude beach huts

March 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Annual and winter tenancy of Bude beach huts

Interested in having an annual or winter tenancy for a Bude beach hut? See what's available right now and have one!

  • Lower Canal Wharf
  • Lower Canal Wharf

Bude Canal Lower Wharf and Harbour

March 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Bude Canal Lower Wharf and Harbour

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.

Bude Postcard Competition

February 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Bude Postcard Competition

Do you have a great image of Bude?  Would you like to see your work turned into a commercial postcard? Each year, we sell around 10,000 postcards at the Bude Tourist Information Centre.  This year, to revamp the selection, we're inviting YOU to provide us with images to use.  Postcards are really popular, and they help us to promote Bude to the people they are sent to!

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Dog friendly beaches in Bude 2019

February 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Dog friendly beaches in Bude 2019

A list of dog friendly beaches in Bude, Cornwall, including seasonal dog ban and dogs on lead dates.

Help Bude’s ‘forgotten genius’ win a heritage award

January 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Help Bude’s ‘forgotten genius’ win a heritage award

The Gurney Stove – invented in the 1800s by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney (who also built the Castle, Bude) – has been shortlisted in the Cornwall Heritage Awards. If you have ever visited The Castle, you will have been sure to have seen the Gurney Stove for yourself, it is positioned near The Castle’s entrance to welcome visitors inside. The Gurney Stove was an early type of radiator, and was one of Sir Goldsworthy’s most successful inventions. In fact, it is likely that Gurney’s design was the forerunner of the modern radiator - so we may have him to thank for keeping warm this winter!

We Are Bude: In Cornwall but Near Devon #InCornwall #NearDevon

December 1st, 2018|Comments Off on We Are Bude: In Cornwall but Near Devon #InCornwall #NearDevon

We're proud of our location - a true Cornish town with the bonus of being near Devon! After Bude has once again been named Best UK Seaside Town in the British Travel Awards (that's three GOLD, a SILVER and a BRONZE awards over the past years), we decided to run a promotion to emphasise this very point. We received so many enquiries from people asking if your illustration was available to buy - so we've have some professionally printed onto 350gsm silk board!

ReFILL Shop

November 30th, 2018|Comments Off on ReFILL Shop

Explore Bude with the Bude Friends of the Earth Biodiversity Trail. The first parts of the trail were planted in 2015 to show how different planting schemes could help wildlife whilst needing less maintenance than traditional planting.

Bude – Best UK Coastal Town

November 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Bude – Best UK Coastal Town

Praised for its fantastic activities, beautiful beaches and brilliant hospitality, we are thrilled that Bude has once again scooped the coveted Gold award at this year’s British Travel Awards as the Best UK Coastal Town.  It marks great progress over recent years, during which the resort has blossomed in so many areas. 

Bude is still the place to be in No-nonsense November!

November 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Bude is still the place to be in No-nonsense November!

Bude is still the place to be in No-nonsense November! Whilst creatures are preparing for the long winter hideaway, the many wooded areas surrounding the pretty seaside town are a treasure trove of interest to both humans and their four-legged friends. Save 50% on all stays at Boots Cottage!

October Half Term at The Big Sheep

October 7th, 2018|Comments Off on October Half Term at The Big Sheep

Split into two different themes throughout the week you can come along for their Fun by Day activities which are running from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th October from 10am until 5pm daily, or from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th October after 6pm you can take things up a notch to their Scary by Night events.

Halloween Fun at the Milky Way!

October 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Halloween Fun at the Milky Way!

We have a fancy dress competition, themed show and special spooky swamp dodgems sessions, plus your little horrors will also be able to take part in wand making, spell writing & casting, broomstick riding (for little ones) and potion making. In common with most special events held here, all this extra fun is included in the entrance fee or annual pass to our award-winning attraction.

  • Bude Christmas Day Swim Image (c) Bob Willingham, Studio South West, Bude

Christmas and New Year in Bude

September 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Christmas and New Year in Bude

Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Bude, Cornwall. Bude is a wonderful place to spend Christmas and New Year. You will be sure of an action packed or quiet and relaxing stay - the choice is yours. Rent a cozy cottage or stay on a complex or in a hotel with plenty of organised events and party nights...

Autumn Break in Bude: Explore the South West Coat Path and stay at Boots Cottage

September 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Autumn Break in Bude: Explore the South West Coat Path and stay at Boots Cottage

Looking for an autumn break in Bude? Look what is on the doorstep of Boots Cottage - stunning scenery and fantastic wildlife - courtesy of the South West Coast Path. A 3 night break (with an autumn discount of 10%) comes in at £189 and your dog comes too for £13.50!

A day trip to Bude

September 18th, 2018|Comments Off on A day trip to Bude

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!

Bideford and The Big Sheep

September 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Bideford and The Big Sheep

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!

Bude’s Main Beaches

September 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Bude’s Main Beaches

We have many small and hidden coves in Bude, but here we give information about the main eight. To the north of the town centre we have Duckpool, Sandymouth Bay, Northcott Mouth and Crooklets Beach. Summerleaze Beach in the town centre, and Widemouth Bay, Black Rock and Millook to the south.

Seasonal tenancy of Bude beach huts

August 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Seasonal tenancy of Bude beach huts

Interested in having seasonal tenancy for a Bude beach hut? All of the beach huts we rent on a daily basis from Easter to September are available to rent from £200 for the period October to March.

Bude Friends of the Earth Biodiversity Trail

August 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Bude Friends of the Earth Biodiversity Trail

Explore Bude with the Bude Friends of the Earth Biodiversity Trail. The first parts of the trail were planted in 2015 to show how different planting schemes could help wildlife whilst needing less maintenance than traditional planting.

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