Discover Bude's surf culture through its beaches, impressive swells and world-class surfing amenities. Laid-back and unpretentious, the town is in the north of Cornwall and is a great choice for discerning travellers looking for a relaxing break. Your Bude holiday cottage will be the perfect base for a beach holiday in this resort town that has appealed to travellers since Victorian times.
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Bude
Accommodation options can be narrowed down based on different criteria. Above, you can see the number of rentals that offer a particular amenity in Bude. Bude is the perfect destination to look for a holiday letting if you can't imagine a holiday without internet or you never miss an episode of your favourite show, as the most frequently offered amenities are Internet and TV. Three features that aren't often provided are Sauna, Hot tub and Fireplace.
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Eating Out in Bude
Bude boasts some terrific restaurants which serve fresh seafood in generous portions and at competitive prices. For those who fancy romantic views while sipping on their wine, there's no place better than Bude, which is lined with seaside bistros and seafood restaurants.
When it comes to hearty Cornish grub served in a traditional setting, Wainhouse Inn does the trick with its laid-back ambiance, friendly service and delicious food. For a round of Cornish cider with locals, head to The Carriers Inn, which is right in the heart of town.
Weather in Bude
The best time to visit Bude is in spring or summer, when you can expect long, sunny days. Whilst spring appeals to those looking for some peace and quiet, even during the peak of summer, Bude manages to retain its provincial charm. Whenever you choose to visit, a Bude holiday cottage can be your oasis of calm.
Things to See and Do in Bude
Bude's key attractions are its beaches, such as Summerleaze, Crooklets and Widemouth Bay. Sandy Mouth and Crackington beaches are nearby and also worth a visit.
All of these beaches are manned by lifeguards, making them perfect for families with children. Pet owners and their furry companions are often spotted on the dog-friendly Sandy Mouth and Duckpool beaches. Dedicated surfers prefer Bude to the busier Newquay and Padstow, whilst Bude's award-winning shore is long, deep and sandy, making it perfect for lounging on too.
Bude's carboniferous sandstone cliffs happen to be the highest in Cornwall. At a towering 224 metres the nearby High Cliff, earns its name. Meanwhile, the town centre is perfect to stroll through in the evenings with its inviting cafés and bars. The Castle Heritage Centre is recommended for those interested in the history of this resort town, whilst the new visitor centre in Crescent Car Park provides a wealth of information relating to the region. Make sure to pick up a few brochures here.
Bude with Children
The sea-water swimming pool at Summerleaze Downs is perfect for families with young children whilst Bude's spacious heated indoor pool, with its flume rides, wave machine and café is great for rainy days. Children in particular will love the laser dome, trampolines, tennis courts, minigolf and go-karting options in the vicinity. After all the excitement, take the little ones back to your Bude holiday home to relax.
Excursions from Bude
Excursions outside of Bude are made easier by the fact the town lies just off the A39, which is linked to historic towns in the north of Devon such as Barnstaple, Bideford and Tiverton. Bideford houses the Burton Art Gallery and Museum, as well as charming independent shops and boutique restaurants.
Rent a car to explore the region at your own pace, whilst always returning to the comfort of your own Bude holiday letting . As well as the towns mentioned here, the wider Cornish region is a delight to explore. From Penzance to Padstow, Cornwall has no shortage of historical towns to discover.
Regular Events and Festivals in Bude
Summer in Bude sees an array of themed festivals, theatrical shows, concerts and traditional dances taking place. These lively and entertaining events are ideal for visitors looking to learn more about Cornish culture. Look out for the weekly Cornish Furry Dance, Carnival Week, and the Jazz Festival held in August/September.
For some of the best surfing action, family fun and enlivening culture that the United Kingdom has to offer, book a stay in a Bude holiday letting .
Things to do in Bude: From nature to water sports
Bude Sea Pool
This part-natural pool has been a centre for water activities in Bude since the 1930s. One of the country’s last remaining tidal lidos, it is a must-see family attraction.
Offering beach huts for letting and a wide stretch of sand, this is a firm favourite with families and surfers alike. The river runs alongside the beach, whilst the town centre is just five minutes away.
Once an important part of the agricultural transportation system, Bude Canal is perfect for leisurely walks, and is home to plenty of wildlife.
Sheltered by the breakwater, this iconic location in Bude is an important fishing area, with boats using the tidal moorings in the summer months. Grab an ice-cream and take it all in.
A popular spot for surfing and rock pooling, Crooklets Beach also boasts a skate park, play area and beach café.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Bude?
On average, a Cottage or Bed & Breakfast rentals in Bude costs £14 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Bude?
There are currently 391 holiday homes in Bude to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Bude?
When booking a holiday home in Bude, consider looking for accommodation with Internet, TV, or Garden, which are the three most popular amenities for this destination.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Bude?
Holidaymakers looking for accommodation in Bude will be pleased to know that there are 391 options on offer, with prices starting from just £14 per night.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Bude holiday home?
Yes, there are 107 holiday homes in Bude that allow pets, with an average price of £194 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Bude?
Book your Bude holiday in April or May to avoid a washout; these are the months with the least amount of rain.
Where can I see discounts on holiday lettings in Bude?
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