Bude

Travel Guide
Bude which includes boating and a coastal town

Hit the waves for surfing or relax and enjoy the mellow atmosphere around town at this charming seaside resort surrounded by some of the best beaches in Cornwall.

Visit Bude and relax on one of the town’s beautiful beaches. Grab a board and go surfing or try other water and beach sports. Cycle through the surrounding countryside or take a relaxing walk instead. See the local artisans and try a wide variety of crafts.

Bude’s stunning sands and rolling surf make it one of the best beach towns in Cornwall. See picturesque fishing boats at the expansive the central Bude Beach, known as Summerleaze Beach. Relax with your family in the Bude Sea Pool and enjoy water sports on the ocean. Sign up for a lesson with a local surf school or try kayaking, sea fishing and climbing. Head to Crooklets Beach for more surfing and sports. Watch the Bude Surf Life Saving Clubhouse members give lifesaving demonstrations on Tuesday evenings in the summer.

Visit one of the arts and crafts centers and purchase a souvenir. Participate in a range of fun workshops. Learn bone carving, create artworks from glass or make your own ceramic kitchenware. Shop at the independent boutiques and eat lunch at one of the town’s cafés.

Find one of the numerous historic towns and villages outside of Bude. By car it’s 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) south to Crackington Haven. Head to this quaint coastal village and relax in the tea rooms or pub or head into the countryside to spot wildlife and wild flowers. Morwenstow is about 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Bude. See heritage attractions and watch the sun set from the cliffs. Keep a look out and maybe even spot a seal or two.

Bude has no train station, but reach it easily by car, coach or cab. Select from many options for accommodations. Stay at a luxury hotel with a sea view or in a self-catering cottage. Bude also hosts numerous events throughout the year, such as food and music festivals. Be sure to check ahead to see what’s on.

Bude Haven Hotel
Bude Haven Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Flexbury Avenue, Bude, England
The price is £80 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crooklets Beach and Bude Beach. Northcott Mouth Beach and Summerleaze Beach are also within 15 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (209 reviews)
"Lovely old building with some original features, convenient bar, friendly, helpful owners, easy walk (15mins) to town and beaches. Decor old fashioned, owners have done their best with what they've got. Clean - and lovely breakfast."

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

Bude Haven Hotel
The Falcon Hotel
The Falcon Hotel
3 out of 5
Breakwater Road, Bude, England
The price is £140 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of South West Coast Path Section 10 Trailhead and Bude Beach. South West Coast Path Section 11 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (130 reviews)
"Excellent friendly customer focused staff. Fantastic location and always spotlessly clean in the hotel"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

The Falcon Hotel
An Mor Hotel
An Mor Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Hartland Terrace, Bude, England
The price is £110 per night from 2 Oct to 2 Oct
Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of South West Coast Path Section 10 Trailhead, South West Coast Path Section 11 Trailhead, ...
4.3/5Excellent! (78 reviews)
"One of the best hotel experiences I’ve had. I can’t thank the staff at An Mor enough, from arrival to leaving the service was outstanding."

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

An Mor Hotel
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Bude Holiday Resort
Bude Holiday Resort
2 out of 5
Maer Lane, Bude, Bude, England
Situated near the beach, this campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Crooklets Beach, Bude Sea Pool and Northcott Mouth Beach. Bude Beach and Summerleaze Beach ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"Something different to the usual caravan accommodation available in and around Bude. Very spacious and comfortable and well worth the cost."

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

Bude Holiday Resort
Kennacott Court
Kennacott Court
4 out of 5
Widemouth bay, Bude, England
Situated near the beach, this cottage is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within 3 miles (5 km) of Widemouth Bay Beach and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Disappointing Week
"The property is extremely dated and in need of modernising. we were in Millook cottage, which was like stepping back in time. The cottage was well equipped with a good washing machine and dishwasher, and overall was clean, but the cottage was pretty damp. The bathroom was disappointing with a broken ..."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Kennacott Court
New Refurbished Holiday Chalet in Penstowe Park, Kilkhampton , Bude Cornwall
New Refurbished Holiday Chalet in Penstowe Park, Kilkhampton , Bude Cornwall
Penstowe Rd, Bude, ENG
Situated in Bude, this chalet is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Ivyleaf Golf Course & Driving Range and within 6 miles (10 km) of Tamar Lakes and Upper Tamar Lake. Sandy ...
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
Very basic property but clean
"The property had seen better days and was without some key items such as seating outside or a decent airer for our damp towels and swimwear. There was condensation on the windows and the decor was very dated. The holiday though was not about the accommodation but would have been made better if the ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2017

New Refurbished Holiday Chalet in Penstowe Park, Kilkhampton , Bude Cornwall
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