Widemouth Bay from the South West Coast Path in Bude
Looking north on the South West Coast Path in Bude
The Pepper Pot on Efford Down in Bude
Northcott Mouth Beach in Bude
Looking south on the South West Coast Path in Bude
The view from Efford Down in Bude
Efford Cottage in Bude
Efford Down and Summerleaze Beach in Bude
Crooklets Beach in Bude
Crakington Haven beach in Bude
Hidden beach and cove in Bude
Blue sky and sea in Bude
Hidden coves in Bude
Cliff tops in Bude
Bude canal lock gate
Walking the South West Coast Path in Bude
Shopping on the Lower Wharf in Bude
Canal rowing in Bude
Cycling in Bude
Cliff top horse riding in Bude
Flying a kite on Bude beach
Sea kayaking on Bude beach
Playing golf in Bude
Cycling over the beach in Bude
Family canal walk on the Bude Canal
Dog walking on the coast path in Bude
Off road cycling in Bude
crabbing on Bude beach
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Your Bude

What makes Bude one of the best places to visit in Cornwall? That depends whether your idea of a good time is a walk with a beautiful view, rushing waves or just a good nose around one of the friendliest seaside towns you’ll ever explore. Visitors love the balance of laid back seclusion along with tempting local attractions and activities. They also love our cool independent shops, venues and eateries. Whichever way you decide to enjoy the area, you’ll never be short of things to do in Bude.

For ramblers, surfers, lovers and loafers

Will your Bude experience start with a sandy beach, a browse through local galleries and cafes or a wander along the beautiful South West Coast Path? You can be as active or lazy as you like, opting for total relaxation or the thrill of adrenaline sports. Our listings should give you plenty of ideas and information in a logical order, from top notch eateries to some of the best activities in Cornwall.

Should you have any other questions or special requests however, our friendly team at Bude Tourist Information Centre have all the answers.

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  • Bude 1937 - The 'Jessie' February 1904 entering the canal from the sea lock
    Fun Facts!
    Bude Canal sea lock is one of only two working sea locks in Europe
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