Home to beautiful seascapes and two clean, gold and sandy beaches, Bude is Cornwall’s most northern town and offers an adventure-packed playground to visitors all year round.
Historically known as a busy and thriving commercial port, Bude’s transformation into a popular tourist town began in the 19th century when visitors would take the train to the town and dip their toes into the Atlantic Ocean. These days, Bude is a bustling tourism hotspot for holidaymakers and day trippers alike.
Whether you’re an amateur surfer or a seasoned die-hard fanatic, Bude is known for having some of the most spectacular and reliable surf conditions, as well as being a popular location for swimming and bodyboarding.
Bude itself also provides plenty of souvenir-shopping opportunities, with a wide range of independent shops located throughout the town. Bude Heritage Centre is also well worth a visit for anyone with a passion for geological history. The centre features a permanent exhibition as well as a free-entry art gallery showcasing some local artistic talent, and there’s an on-site cafe which serves up tasty local cuisine and offers spectacular sea views,
Whether you’re into watersports, rock-climbing, cycling, walking or fishing, a trip to Bude promises a great day out with a range of fantastic facilities. And if the weather’s not on your side, a visit to Bude Haven Recreation Park will save the day with its variety of ball-based activities, including pitch and putt, table tennis, squash and crazy golf.