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Travel Guide to holidays in... Bude, Cornwall, England



The popular north Cornwall seaside resort of Bude sits at the mouth of the River Neet. Facing the Atlantic Ocean it has two large, sandy, beaches (Summerleaze and Crooklets) which provide for good surfing in the right conditions, as do a number of other beaches nearby, including Widemouth Bay and Sandymouth Bay.

The town has a number of shops, tennis courts, pitch and put and other amusements, and there are a number of points of interest including Bude Canal which runs into the harbour area, and once used to connect Bude with Launceston. The railway station which brought visitors from London on the Atlantic Coast Express is now closed, as with the branch line to the town, so transport facilities today are restricted to car and bus access, but the A39 ‘Atlantic Highway’ makes for easy access to and from other parts of Cornwall.

As well as being a great location itself for a family holiday, Bude is also a good base for exploring the north Cornwall coast, and for paying visits to other great Cornish locations such as Boscastle, Tintagel, and Padstow. With good accommodation available both in the town and in the surrounding villages visitors are sure to find somewhere ideal to stay, especially with the range of choice of cottages and holiday lets in Bude which are provided for search and comparison at Go2. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

North Cornwall

Wilder and more rugged than the south of the county, North Cornwall is a land of tall headlands, sandy beaches and empty moorland – yours to explore from one of our holiday cottages in North Cornwall. The busy resort of Newquay is a major attraction, with its glorious beaches and fantastic conditions for surfers. Nearby Perranporth also boasts some fantastic beaches, perfect for sun-lovers. You’ll find many more lovely beaches, like those at Bude for example, waiting for you on one of our North Cornwall cottage holidays. This part of Cornwall has become a bit of a mecca for food lovers too. Rick Stein has put Padstow on the map and more chefs, including Jamie Oliver, are joining him, attracted by the quality of the ingredients available locally. Then there is St. Ives, long a haunt of artists drawn here by the wonderful light and inspiring scenery. A cottage holiday in North Cornwall puts you in touch with history from ancient celtic times to the days of the smugglers. Tintagel Castle, rumoured to be the birthplace of King Arthur, sits high on a cliff and still has a strange air of mystery about it.

South Cornwall

Wonderful scenery, a mild climate, sparkling blue seas and charming seaside villages make South Cornwall a firm favourite for cottage holidays whatever the season. And we have a fabulous choice of holiday cottages in South Cornwall from which to make the most of this lovely part of the country. The Cornish Riviera takes in some of South Cornwall’s most popular resorts and many of our holiday cottages in South Cornwall are located nearby. Picturesque Fowey is a haven for sailors, while the Roseland Peninsula is a noted beauty spot. Mevagissey, St. Mawes and St. Just are all well worth a visit. Not to be missed is the Eden Project, a fascinating recreation of different biospheres, featuring a wide variety of exotic plantlife. You should also make time for a trip to atmospheric St. Michael’s Mount and on to Land’s End, the most westerly point in England. The county town of Truro has a lovely cathedral and some excellent shopping opportunities, while Penzance is a bustling resort, famed for its warm weather and sub-tropical plants. And do make sure you sample the pasties, saffron cake and clotted cream – all local delicacies, – during your cottage holiday.

Read more about Bude at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Bude with Go2.

Map of Bude



Use the map below to view Bude and its surrounding area. Controls are provided to allow for zooming in and out, scrolling around, and setting the map to satellite or terrain views.




Accommodation in Bude

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Some holiday lets or cottages in BudeCornwall...



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What to Visit and Where to Eat in Bude



Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in Bude

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Bude pay the following sites a visit...

Find restaurants in Bude at Yell.com

Find restaurants in Bude at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Bude visit Sugar Vine


If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Bude...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Bude area then...

Cycle-Route.com - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.




The Weather in Bude



Will it rain or will it shine? Here's the outlook for Bude over the next few days...






How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Bude

Transport tavel guide to Bude

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Bude and you're convinced. Bude is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

Planes, trains or automobiles...
Transport Direct will point you in the right direction!

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plan your journey with Traveline :-)


Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.









User Guides



Bude has a really good beach and has some rock pools that are perfect to go rock pooling in. On that beautiful beach, it also has an outdoor swimming pool in which the children will love to play (even though it is a bit cold because it is made out of sea water). Sorry for any inconvenience but there are no changing rooms that I know of. There is a river canal which runs from inland down to the sea in Bude. You can walk down this lovely, majestic, beautiful, stretch of water and you can also feed the ducks that swim down the canal river.
Benjamin - Age 8, Devon
12 April 2012



(User Guides on Go2 are based on genuine reports from visitors to the area listed and represent their personal opinion only. User Guides may not be available for all locations.)


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