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.

Known for

Surfing, Friendly People and Sandy Beaches

Top Hotels in Bude

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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4 out of 5
Downs View, Bude
Jul 22 - Jul 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (133 reviews)

"Great location near to the beach but central enough to get to the middle of town. Modern, affordable with very helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

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Bude Holiday Resort
2 out of 5
Maer Lane, Bude
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"We had a lovely stay, the staff were very helpful. Location is ideal wether you want to walk in to town or to any of the beaches. Peaceful and beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2019

Bude Holiday Resort
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Bude Haven Hotel
4 out of 5
7 Flexbury Avenue, Bude
Jul 28 - Jul 29
4.3/5Excellent! (140 reviews)

"Brian & Hilary are excellent hosts ,very lovely people we had a wonderful stay."…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Bude Haven Hotel

Popular things to do in Bude

Bude Beach
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Bude Beach

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

Crooklets Beach
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Crooklets Beach

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

Crackington Beach
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Crackington Beach

Relax in this tiny coastal village. Explore the shores and countryside, which have been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.