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You will find the pretty seaside town of Bude, straddling the Devon and Cornwall border, offering the best of both worlds. You can head south and discover the nearby seaside villages of Crackington Haven and Boscastle and on to the popular town of St Ives or head north and step across the border into Devon.
There is real mix of modern-day holiday resort with genteel laid-back charm making it a delightful choice for a holiday. With the untouched scenery added in, you won’t find anywhere quite like Bude.
In such a beautiful place you will need somewhere just as special to stay. Whatever kind of holiday you are looking for, our Bude cottages offer the perfect base for the family getaway or a couples’ break. They vary in size so if you are travelling with a group, our large properties will be perfect for you and what’s great is that many of them have swimming pools and hot tubs, which make wonderful extras to your holiday.
If you have little ones in tow, some of our properties have play facilities and indoor games rooms so you’ll be able to keep them occupied. If your family holiday isn’t complete without your four-legged friend, then you might want to take a look at our dog-friendly cottages. Your pooch will love a holiday and if you choose a property within walking distance of the beach or pub, he’ll be able to stretch his legs. The beauty of staying in a holiday cottage in Cornwall is that you are never far from the beach.
Things to do in Bude
There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in Bude, guaranteeing lots of fun for all the family. You could enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a spot of fishing or if you are a keen golfer, take to Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club. If crazy golf is more your thing, then the Bude Recreation Ground has a course that you might find a little less challenging. Here you can also make use of the tennis courts and the inside table tennis, and squash courts.
For the thrill-seekers, you might like to get a little more adventurous and Bude definitely offers plenty of opportunities for this. Head out on the waves for a spot of surfing; if you’re a beginner you could grab some lessons with Bude based company, Adventure International. They also offer plenty of other exciting activities such as Kayaking, rock climbing and abseiling.
If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground then you can make the most of the fantastic walks around the area. Head off along the South West Coast Path and enjoy magnificent views from some of the highest cliffs in Cornwall. You could also set off along the Bude Canal and through the River Neet Valley with both coastal views and inland views across the meadows. The 10 mile circular Planekeepers Path takes you alongside the water to Hobbacott, returning along footpaths and lanes via the town of Stratton. If you are a keen cyclist, this might be a good option for you. If you don’t fancy walking too far then you could hire a pedalo or a rowing boat and have some fun on the canal.
The town is also steeped in history so the Bude Heritage Centre is definitely worth a visit. Now housed inside Bude Castle, discover how the town developed from a port to a seaside resort. Explore numerous exhibitions and try out the interactive display as you guide yourself through the treacherous waters on Cornwall’s North coast, where over 100 shipwrecks were recorded between 1756 and 1969.
If you want to cross over the border and venture into Devon the beautiful peninsula of Hartland
, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just 15 miles away and beyond that the coast gives way to some of North Devon’s
most spectacular beach resorts.
Bude’s beaches are fantastic for families, the huge, golden sandy Crooklets beach is great for rock pooling when the tide goes out and is popular with surfers. It is home to Britain’s first Surf Life Saving Club which puts on demonstrations every Tuesday evening.
Summerleaze beach is lined by pastel beach huts and see’s the River Neet flow into the sea. Here you will find a number of prominent features such as the breakwater, barrel rock and the canal lock. Perhaps the most notable feature is the nationally-acclaimed, unique sea pool. Partially man-made, it was created in the 1930’s to provide local people and visitors with somewhere safe to swim, it is conveniently topped up twice a day by the waves. The large expanse of water is very calm and tranquil so is perfect for relaxing in the sunshine and letting the little ones splash around. It has all the amenities you will need for a relaxing day on the beach.
If you’d like to travel a little further afield you’ll also find the popular Widemouth Bay, three miles South of Bude which is a sandy expanse stretching almost one and a half miles and is split into the North and South beach. Here you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities and with so much space to run around it’s a great option for the little ones.
If you think Bude sounds like the perfect destination for your family holiday then take a look at our Bude cottages and get planning your next holiday.