Bude for a day

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.

You could also get crafty yourself in the Wharf or the town however, because several local artisans can let you try your own hand at art. Beau Nidol offer you the chance to make glass, wood or bone into something beautiful with half day courses.  The Kitchen Front offer workshops with a 1940’s theme.  Or if paint is more your thing, you simply must get down to the Falcon Hotel for a midweek session for one of local artist Harry McConville.

Or perhaps you prefer action to art? If so, pack a fishing rod or a kayak and make a day of it. You could venture forth under your own steam, but for maximum enjoyment why not reap the benefit of a local expert? Get a surfing lesson from one of the best in the business or go for the catch of the day in salt or fresh water with some fine local fishing.

Last but not least, don’t forget that Bude has some sensational eateries! Whether you like finger licking local seafood or something homemade and delicious from one of our top pubs or bistros, you would be silly to leave before supper time. Check out our eating out section.

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