Bude - north Cornwall coast guide

Bude in Cornwall, has a reputation to rival Newquay as a holiday destination with great beaches and facilities for visitors. The focus in Bude is on traditional family 'bucket and spade' holidays with the option for surfing, while in Newquay it is the other way round.


Bude BeachFor details of Bude Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions.  Go to Bude Hotels Guest Houses and Cottages

Visitors come to the Bude area to enjoy the excellent beaches and relaxing atmosphere. There is an abundance of good accommodation in the area and some visitor attractions within a short distance by car. At the centre of Bude is Summerlees beach which is wide, sandy and gently sloping. Crooklets beach is ideal for surfing and Sandymouth is recommended for beginners. Nearby is Widemouth Bay with a long sandy beach.  The area is fringed by towering cliffs which offer some excellent walking and views of the coast.

                                                                                                Wide open spaces - even in summer!


Places to visit in and around Bude

Killarney Springs Family Leisure Park - Killarney Springs, Morwenstow, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9PX Tel: 01288 331475 

Launceston Castle - English Heritage, Guildhall Square, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7DR Tel: 01566 772365

Harlequinns Leisure Centre - Ten pin bowling, playzone and cafe - Stuckley Road, Bude EX23 8AR Phone: 01288 355366

There is also crazy golf, pitch and putt and crabbing from the quay. 


Places to visit along the North Cornwall coast include, Crackington Haven, Widemouth Bay and Hartland Point.



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Cliff and coast walkingWhether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the  chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.


Attractions - see listings pages

national lobster hatchery padstowA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 

 The National Lobster Hatchery - Padstow

Beach PubPubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

                                                                                                                                            The Beach Pub - Exmouth


We will bring you feature  articles  about the coastline and  news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.

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