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Explore Bude

With endless sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, a canal, acres of Cornish countryside, lakes, woodland, cycle trails and picture-perfect villages, exploring Bude on Cornwall’s border with Devon, is the perfect holiday project for a family getaway, a group trip with friends or a romantic break for two.

Breathtaking Bude Scenery

Unique and unspoilt, Bude is North Cornwall’s premier resort town. Breathtaking coastal scenery provides amazing views, and the rugged coastline is very popular with those who love to walk. This beautiful seaside town has a number of independently owned shops as well as a choice of high quality restaurants and cosy pubs – the perfect destination for those looking for a Cornish caravan holiday by the sea. Bude is also very near the border with Devon so is within easy reach of Dartmoor and picturesque Devonian villages such as Clovelly too. Perfect for South West exploration.

Activities do to in Bude

Activities in Bude, Cornwall

Bude is renowned for its excellent surf and outdoor adventures. A vast array of outdoor activities will provide excitement for the whole family. The adrenaline junkies will love coasteering, whilst canoeing, boating, or sailing will suit those who prefer something a bit more gentle! For the less athletic the Bude Canal, with flat tow-path walks, magical marshes, thriving wetland and resplendent recreational areas provide excellent access for birdwatchers, fishermen, walkers and cyclists. Bude’s maritime museum, the Bude Castle, its canal and unique sea-lock allow holidaymakers to immerse themselves in the history of the town, along with dozens of beautiful churches in the area.

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For more information on Bude and the surrounding area, please click here to download our guide

There are many walks around Wooda and in the immediate surrounding area, all with various levels of difficulty.

Please click here to download our guide to Walking in Bude

The variety of coastal, moorland and valley trails in North Cornwall is ideal for two-wheeled touring. In Bude, we have a vast network of quiet country roads, taking in both breathtaking coastal scenery and the un spoilt North Cornwall and nearby Devon countryside and villages – but beware, it is a little hilly!

You are able to cycle from Wooda into Bude, but it is a slight climb on the way back! The canal provides a great, flat route for children, and for those wanting to test their mountain bike skills, you can try our woodland trail here at Wooda!

For more information on cycling in Bude and the surrounding area, download our guide here

Bude is the place to come to try your hand at a whole host of outdoor activities. From surfing lessons, to SUP, canoeing down the canal, rock climbing, coasteering – you name it you can try it here in Bude.

We work alongside a small, local activity firm, Atlantic Pursuits, who are trained and experienced in surfing and canoeing. You can book your lessons by calling Sam on 01288 321765 or 07974 718145.

You can also download more information on the outdoors here

Boscastle is a National Trust fishing village with a small quay and beautiful walks through the Valency Valley and St Nectan’s Glen. It has several pubs; The Napoleon Inn and The Cobweb both serve lovely food and a delicious roast on a Sunday. (15 miles – 20 minutes)

Tintagel is one of the best known places in Cornwall, the birthplace of St. Arthur. The dramatic castle ruins sit high above the sea with wonderful views over the coastline. (18 miles – 25 minutes)

Port Isaac is a lovely 14th Century fishing village. Its narrow, winding streets are lined with old white-washed cottages creating a picturesque atmosphere. This unspoilt village was recently the setting for the television series Doc Martin. (26 miles – 40 minutes)

Clovelly is a privately owned village. The steep cobbled streets tumble down towards the harbour where fishing trips take place throughout the year. Pedestrians are able to walk down ‘Hobby Dive’ which meanders through beautiful woods, with beautiful views of the sea, coastline, village and harbour. There is a charge to enter the village. (15 miles – 25 minutes)

Rock is a small village situated on the edge of the Camel estuary. It has miles of beautiful sandy beaches, a cafe and a pub. A passenger ferry runs between Rock and Padstow in the summer months. (35 miles – 50 minutes)

Padstow is a fine example of a Cornish fishing port. Around the harbour, there are many craft, gift and clothes shops, artists’ studios and a homemade fudge shop, along with the pubs and restaurants serving good food and ‘real ale’. Padstow is also home to the famous ‘Seafood Restaurant’ run by Rick Stein. Wadebridge is a bustling little town. It has a lovely variety of individual shops ideal for browsing, along with many cafes and restaurants. (36 miles – 50 minutes)

Wadebridge is the start of the Camel Trail to Padstow or Bodmin, with Bridge Bike Hire providing an ideal place to hire bikes. (28 miles – 40 minutes)

Hartland is a quaint little village with a beautiful quay. It is home to 18th Century Hartland Abbey which is well worth a visit. (16 miles – 25 minutes)

Bude has a fantastic array of restaurants, giving you the chance to enjoy a variety of delicious cuisines. During peak times we would always reccommend booking ahead of time. See our list of top picks here.

There is always plenty to do in Bude and the surrounding area, to suit all ages and interests.

Please see our days out page, or click here for some more ideas.

Here you will also find a list of the local market days and car-boots, everyone loves a bargain!

Here a is guide with a few pieces of information that you might find useful whilst planning your holiday, or whilst you are staying with us. Its always handy to know where the nearest supermarket, petrol station or doctors surgery is!

Don’t forget our friendly team are more than happy to help, so please just call us on 01288 352069, email us or pop into reception if you need any further assistance or information.

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