Things to do in Bude

Bude is a seaside haven in North Cornwall, the ultimate destination for a family holiday. Start your day by exploring the stunning beaches, including Summerleaze Beach with its iconic tidal pool, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Take a leisurely walk along the South West Coast Path, offering breathtaking sea views and rugged cliffs, and end your day with fish and chips overlooking the sea... a favourite Cornish pastime!

Widemouth Bay

A Beach Holiday

Bude's water sports scene and pristine beaches make it the ideal seaside destination. The town boasts some of the finest surfing conditions in the UK, with spots like Widemouth Bay and Crooklets Beach drawing surfers of all levels. Paddleboarding along the Bude Canal or surfing the Atlantic waves are must-try experiences. Additionally, bodyboarding, kite surfing, and windsurfing are popular choices for thrill-seekers.

Bude's beaches, such as Summerleaze Beach and Sandymouth Beach, are not only great for water sports but also ideal for families with their golden sands and rock pools. They offer stunning views, ideal for relaxation or coastal walks, making Bude a captivating destination for both adventure and tranquility seekers.

Plan your perfect seaside escape to Bude today. Discover pristine beaches, ride world class waves, and simply relax against the perfect backdrop. Find out what you can get up to in and around the area and start your next adventure today.

  • It depends which one you want to know about?

    Summerleaze Beach is very popular, mainly because it is less than five minutes’ walk from the centre of Bude. It also has a large sea pool nestled at the foot of the cliffs. Part man-made and part natural, the salt-water pool, cleaned daily by the tide, has enticed swimmers since it opened in 1930.

    Crooklets Beach is very popular with surfers and is home to the Bude Surf Life Saving Club. The beach has great facilities including a large car park, level access and viewing area, a play area, skate park, beach cafe, showers, amusements and pubs close by.

    Northcott Mouth is a rocky cove, but has a sandy beach when the tide is out. It's just to the north of Bude.

    Widemouth Bay is a very long open bay popular with families and surfers and at low tide there are hundreds of rock pools to explore. Situated just 3 miles south of Bude, it offers fantastic conditions to learn surfing or body-boarding, which is why many of the local surf schools are based there.

  • Yes, very much so. With a choice of beaches everybody should find something to do. From surfing to sandcastles, Bude has the perfect beach.

    Add to that a golf course, a canal to walk along or explore by kayak, the South West Coast Path and a nice range of places to eat and drink, we think Bude is the perfect family destination.

  • It's in Cornwall of course... but not far from the border.

    So when planning a holiday in the area, it's always worth looking at Visit Devon's website to see what attractions and things to do are taking place across the border, as well as the Visit Cornwall website.

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