Bude in North Cornwall is bursting with traditional seaside charm, colourful beach huts and golden sandy beaches – a real Cornish gem.
A compact seaside town, Bude isn’t short of beaches. It’s also lucky enough to have its own tidal sea pool on Summerleaze beach which has been a safe haven for splashing, swimming and other water-based activities since the 1930s.
Because of its west-facing beaches, Bude and surrounding areas is ideal for surfers looking for good, consistent waves. However, it does also mean that Bude’s susceptible to its fair share of wind, too. For windy days, Summerleaze is a reliable surf spot when it’s too rough elsewhere. Crooklets Beach is more pebbled at the top end but the plus of this is rock pools to explore. Or, many seasoned surfers head to nearby Widemouth Bay, arguably the best beach for surfing in the area. Time it right and you can catch some awesome end-of-day sunsets at any of the beaches.
Beside Bude’s sandy status there’s plenty to see and do, with a castle, canal and Bude Light to name a few.