Bude Travel Guide

  • Bude Canal
    Bude Canal
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    Bude Light & Castle
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  • Summerleaze Beach
    Summerleaze Beach
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Bude Things to Do

  • Tamar Otter and Wildlife Park

    The Tamar Otter Sanctuary is just a short drive away from Bude. It is great fun for all the family. As the name suggests, there are several different breeds of Otters being cared for here. At the entrance you will be told of the Otter feeding times - not to be missed! I fould this really educational, the keepers have a wealth of knowledge about...

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  • Walk along the Canal/Canal Basin

    The Canal at Bude provides some excellent level paths which lead down to Summerleaze beach. The Canal widens out at the Basin where you can hire a rowing boat/pedalo or try your hand at fishing. There are some lovely Cafe's and ice cream kiosks overlooking the Canal Basin where you can just sit and watch the world go by.

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  • Sea Lock Gates

    Bude Sea lock is one of just two remaining working sea locks in Europe. The original sea lock was reconstructed and enlarged in 1835 following storm damage. This allowed vessels of up to 300 tons to enter the Canal Basin. The sea lock was completely restored in October 2000 using green oak. A fierce storm wreaked havoc in March 2008, wrenching one...

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  • Bude Castle

    Not really a Castle as such but a rather swish castellated Mansion. This lovely quirky home was built in 1830 by the Victorian Inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. A rather risky build due to the fact that he constructed the building on sand using a concrete raft foundation - the first of its kind. The Castle is now a Heritage centre with a cafe,...

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  • Walk along the Coastal Path

    The coastal paths in and around Bude offer some great views of the coastline. The paths are really well signposted and at frequent points along the way there are waymarked paths which link up with the towns and villages along the way. The signs also give the distance in miles to the next place which is really useful. Widemouth Bay is a really good...

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  • Widemouth Bay

    Widemouth bay is just a ten minutes drive away from Bude Town Centre. Here you'll find miles of golden sands, coastal walks and one of the best surfing spots in Cornwall. There are a few car parks dotted along the bay offering great views of the coast, many people sit in their cars and watch the sun go down. The excellent coastal path can be taken...

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Bude Hotels

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  • Brocksmoor Hotel

    Nice rooms and VERY friendly service. I will definitely be going back. We spent lots of time in the...

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  • Falcon Hotel

    Bude, EX23 8SD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The Hotel Penarvor

    Crooklets Beach, Bude, EX23 8NE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Bude Restaurants

  • Great location and great food

    The Falcon Hotel was originally established in 1798 as a boarding house, providing lodging for captains of visiting vessels. A coaching service begain in 1826, it stopped at the Falcon three times a week and brought many visitors including Alfred Lord Tennyson who visited in May 1848. The Falcon today is a great building which commands an excellent...

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  • Great service & nice food

    We called in here for lunch on the last day of our holiday in Cornwall. About 2-3 miles away from Bude, it sits up on top of a hill overlooking the Southern End of Widemouth Bay. The bar and dining area of the hotel are really nicely decorated with nice views of the surrounding countryside from the rear and beautiful coastal views from the outdoor...

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  • Great views and Fab food

    The Bay view Inn is situated in a great position overlooking Widemouth Bay. There is a well equipped Childrens play area complete with bouncy Castle in the garden. The seating outside the front of the Bay view Inn provides fabulous seaviews over Widemouth bay. We called in here on a Sunday lunchtime and were very fortunate there was a table...

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