Top Ten 10 Things to do in Bude
Enjoy the beaches
Bude and its surrounding area is blessed with a variety of wonderful beaches.
Chck out our special feature - Top 10 Ten Bude Area Beaches.
On Bude's main beaches (Crooklets and Summerleaze) you can hire a beach hut on a daily basis
Explore the local footpaths
The South West Peninsular Path is absolutely stunning.
In the Bude area it offers a choice of easy strolling along the dunes from Bude to Widemouth Bay -
or some more challenging walks from Millook to Crackington Haven, Boscastle and beyond.
There is also excellent, easy walking to be enjoyed along the Bude Canal.
Surfing and other Activities
The Bude area offers surfing conditions for surfers of all abilities. There are several places where
surfboards, belly-boards and wet-suits can be hired - and Bude has a choice of surf-schools if you
want to learn properly.
In Bude you can also hire a bike and explore the local cycle paths, learn to kayak, rock climb,
windsurf, kite-surf, abseil down a cliff-face, or for a more leisurely adventure - hire a rowing boat
and explore the Bude Canal.
Bude Town Centre has an excellent selection of interesting shops, boutiques, art and craft outlets,
bookshops, gift shops, souvenir shops, and outlets for local produce. This is a nice town for
browsing around. There are also several supermarkets including Sainsburys, Co-Op, and Morrisons.
Eat, Drink and be Merry!
Bude has a very wide choice of places to eat and drink.
Bude offers a choice of excellent fishing opportunities - sea fishing(beach and boat), coarse fishing
and fly fishing. Fishing tackle can be hired on The Wharf - beside the Bude Canal.
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club has long been recognised as one of the best courses in Cornwall -
or for a less challenging round try the more beginner-friendly Ivyleaf Golf Course.
Bude offers opportunities for Pony Trekking, Beach Riding and Hacking in the local countryside.
Other Leisure/Sports Activities
Bude has a superb indoor swimming pool - Splash - with a wave machine, a cafe and a bar
beside the pool - so parents can enjoy a tipple and keep an eye on their kids in the pool.
Next to Splash there is a ten-pin-bowling centre, and a brand new indoor tennis centre.
There is also an indoor sports hall and fitness centre at BudeHaven School.
MountainBoarding at Adventure International or at Ivyleaf MountainBoarding Centre.
Zorbing - Rolling down a hill in a huge plastic bubble - by the Bude Canal at Helebridge.
Bude Castle Heritage Centre
Set in attractive gardens in the heart of Bude Town, Bude Castle is the former home of famous
Victorian inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. Now it is a heritage centre - with exhibition galleries, an
education centre, shop and an excellent restaurant with fabulous views to Summerleaze beach.
|Top 10 Resort Towns in Cornwall - Bude
Bude is Cornwall's northernmost holiday town - in fact many people think it's in Devon!
Due to its location, Bude has remained undiscovered and unspoilt.
The tourists who flock to Cornwall each year tend to ignore Bude as they rush to the resorts of the
far west. Bude - known as "The place where coast meets countryside" is the perfect holiday town.
The coastline all around Bude is staggeringly beautiful.
The Bude area of North Cornwall is almost totally undeveloped.