Bude - map

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Pastel painted beach huts, crazy golf and wide sandy beaches can only mean one thing. A great family resort. Bude, once a busy commercial port, blossomed as a holiday destination in the 19th century when the train came to town and tourists took their first tentative dips in the Atlantic. Today the town still retains that air of genteel charm putting it somewhere between up-to-date resort and nostalgic getaway. The town’s beaches (there are two massive sandy ones) are perfect for long summer days building sandcastles or getting in some surf lessons and in winter battling against the breeze walking the dog. The town centre has a good mix of independent shops so you won’t go short of souvenirs and a bite to eat and from the town there are great walks along the highest sea cliffs in Cornwall. Nearby you’ll find some titbits of local history and some of the most dramatic beaches in the county.