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BudeUnited Kingdom

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.

Top hotels in Bude

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Tree Inn
The Tree Inn
3.5 out of 5
The Tree Inn, Fore Street, Stratton, Bude, England
The price is £48 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ivyleaf Golf Course & Driving Range, The Castle Bude and Bude Beach. Bude ...

4.2/5Very Good! (22 reviews)

"I liked the area and atmosphere The room was very clean"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

The Tree Inn
Beach House
Beach House
3 out of 5
Widemouth Bay, Bude, England

Situated in Bude, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Widemouth Bay Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Bude Beach. Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural ...

4/5Very Good! (165 reviews)

"Beautiful location to watch the sunset set over the bay with a drink in hand. The food in the restaurant was lovely and had helpful polite staff throughout. Plenty of parking on site and the room was well furnished and spotless."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2020

Beach House
The Falcon Hotel
The Falcon Hotel
3 out of 5
Breakwater Road, Bude, England
The price is £115 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Castle Bude and Bude Beach. Summerleaze Beach and Breakwater Beach are also within 10 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (102 reviews)

"Lovely place lovely breakfast and pleasant staff. Covid secure"…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug 2020

The Falcon Hotel

Popular places to visit in Bude

Bude Beach
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Bude Beach

4.5/5(109 reviews)

Popular with both surfers and families alike, this beautiful sandy beach is just a few minutes’ walk from the center of Bude.

Widemouth Bay Beach
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Widemouth Bay Beach

4.5/5(48 reviews)

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Widemouth Bay Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Bude. You can seek out the surfing spots while in the area.

Crooklets Beach
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Crooklets Beach

4.5/5(34 reviews)

A sheltered beach which joins with Summerleaze and Northcott Mouth at low tide, forming one large bay just a short walk from Bude.

Bude Sea Pool
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Bude Sea Pool

4/5(2 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Bude Sea Pool during your travels in Bude. Amble around this relaxing area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its lively bars.

Summerleaze Beach
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Summerleaze Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Summerleaze Beach during your trip to Bude? While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Sandy Mouth Beach
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Sandy Mouth Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Sandy Mouth Beach during your travels in Bude? You can seek out the surfing spots while in the area.

Reviews of Bude

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24 Jun 2019

A simply beautiful place. The canal walk was lovely, rowing, walking, eating and drinking. What's not to like? A bit more sun maybe?! How lovely that Bude still has a bank, library, and post office. Long may you keep them.

5/5 - Excellent

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15 Jun 2019

Very unique place, quiet , lovely beach.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Jun 2019

Absolutely perfect for all our needs/requirements.

5/5 - Excellent

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1 Jun 2019

Family friendly area. Golf, surfing, body boarding.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 May 2019

A lovely place to visit. Harbour area interesting.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 May 2019

My mother grew up in Bude - family gathering in her honour a year after she died.

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