So, the Lockdown has been relaxed - we can all get outdoors more often. Our 'Be a Tourist at Home' blog posts will remind you about places you may not have visited in and around Bude for a while, or would perhaps not normally visit.
A picnic in Bude with a bottle of wine, fresh local food and a sunny spot or an amazing sunset... what could be a better way to enjoy an afternoon or evening with a picnic and the one you love? Here are a few picnic spot ideas to get you started.
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
Hire a gorgeous Bude Beach Hut on Summerleaze or Crooklets Beach. View the full range of Bude Beach Huts available for daily hire. The stylish Beach Huts in Bude range in size from small to extra large, with some that are fully accessible and perfect for families and those with limited mobility. | Visit Bude
A Treasure Trail is an imaginative way to explore Bude and the surrounding towns, moor and villages in North Cornwall and North Devon with a self-guided themed walk.
This circular walk will take you on the South West Coast Path from Bude to Sandymouth via Summerleaze, Crooklets and Northcott Mouth. The return route will be via footpath and bridleways (mostly flat), or if the tide is just right, it’s a lovely flat walk on the sand where you will see shipwrecks and amazing rock formations which are world renowned.
This historically rich walk is filled with varied scenery and panoramic views. The level path follows the Bude Canal, a remarkable relic of 19th century engineering, to its terminal as a barge waterway. The wide open views from the fields of Whalesborough overlooking Widemouth Bay and the rugged cliffline to the south are without doubt, breath-taking, especially when the surf pounds the coast. Then there are the clifftops with their dramatic, geological formations, leading you to views overlooking Bude, its bay, and beyond to Hartland and Exmoor.
Our Bude Beach Guide provides all the information you need with full details of local facilities, lifeguard times and much more. Full information about Millook Beach, Black Rock Beach, Widemouth Bay Beach, Summerleaze Beach, Crooklets Beach, Northcott Mouth, Sandymouth Bay and Duckpool.
An easy walk to explore the remarkable history of Stratton. On a spur, facing south with its back to the worst of the weather, this ancient settlement is surrounded by fertile soil and a plentiful supply of water. It was not until Bude, at the seaward end of the parish, began to develop after the middle of the 19th century as a harbour for coastal shipping and, later with the coming of the railway as a seaside resort, that Stratton began to lose status. First the craftsmen, then the traders and shopkeepers began to disappear as Bude became the centre for local government, the police, the fire service, secondary education and most of the retail trade. The future of Stratton seemed to be just a very pleasant residential backwater, which is what it is today.
Kilkhampton Common covers an area of approximately 20 acres. The Common is situated in a steep-sided, south-facing valley and comprises grassland, woodland and river habitats. The land is dedicated to nature conservation with sheep and horse grazing to manage pasture areas. Public access through the Common has been established using a combination of way-marked rights of way and permissive footpaths.