Islands and Harbours
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. All along this stretch of coastline are gorgeous harbours, nestled among the rocky cliffs and rolling green downs. In many you will still see fishing vessels used to this day for commercial and pleasure fishing trips and most still have visible relics of the importance of the fishing trade and Clovelly still holds the annual Herring Festival in November. From the Coast you can see the island of Lundy floating on the horizon. This remote island is 3 miles long and just half a mile wide and lies 10 miles off the North Devon coast where the Bristol Channel meets the Atlantic. A trip to this unforgettable island can be booked at the Bude Tourist Information Centre and it really is like visiting another world.