The north coast of Cornwall is peppered with picturesque towns which promise a heady mixture of natural beauty, thrilling activities and friendly locals. Located right at the northern tip of the county on the border with Devon, Bude is one of Cornwall's most popular holiday destinations, and not without good reason. Among many other things, Bude is home to some of the best hotels in Cornwall.
Bude Beach: Ideal for Beginners
One of Cornwall's biggest attractions is its gently shelving sandy beaches, many of which provide ideal conditions for surfing. With the wild Atlantic swells, many of the county's surf spots are reserved for those who know what they're doing, but Bude Beach offers an ideal starting ground for those keen to learn. There are plenty of surf schools on hand to offer lessons throughout the year.
Sunbathing and Sandcastles
There may be plenty of activities on offer at Bude Beach, from longboarding to kayaking, but there's also plenty of room for relaxation too. Like many of Cornwall's beaches, the sand stretches out a good distance at low tide, providing ample space for sunbathing and building sandcastles. In good weather, the beach is an ideal place to take the kids for a lazy afternoon.
Accommodation in Bude
A popular spot with tourists, Bude more than holds its own when it comes to accommodation. The North Cornwall town is packed with exceptional hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses. The Falcon Hotel ticks plenty of boxes, offering close proximity to the beach, while sitting in a peaceful location beside the river. The good sized hotel even offers a selection of business facilities, such as a conference room.
Just down the road, the Atlantic House Hotel is an excellent choice in the summer, housing its own outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is also within ten minutes' walk of the beaches. There's free Wi-Fi and an on-site restaurant.
The coastline often steals the show in sunny Cornwall, but there's plenty more to Bude than the seaside. The bustling town is home to a great selection of independent shows, bars and restaurants. The other popular tourist destinations of Padstow and Newquay are a relatively short drive down the coast.