Bude : Add a spectacular heritage coastline, designated area of outstanding beauty, unique sea-lock and canal with easy disabled access, a friendly town with mostly locally owned shops, special events and festivals throughout the year, and you have all the ingredients for a great holiday location. Our accommodation is being inspected to national standards so you can be assured of quality throughout your stay whenever you choose to visit.
The area is almost chameleon-like as it changes throughout the year to satisfy the different needs of its visitors. The weather here is kind and Bude boasts its own eco-climate which, with low rainfall and high sunshine hours, often bears little resemblance to regional or national forecasts. Another fact which makes Bude special and particularly inviting all year round. The warm months either side of summer are wonderful for walkers as the clifftops at Bude are one of the most spectacular sections of the South West Way. The Sustrans Cycle route also passes through the area. For the less athletic the Bude Canal, with flat tow-path walks, marshes, thriving wetland and recreational areas provide excellent access for birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists.
Those more interested in history will find much to explore in Bude's past geological features with cliffs laid down 300 million years ago, Bude's maritime connections, canal and unique sea-lock, the battleground at Stratton and the dozens of beautiful churches in the area.
In recent years Bude has excelled as a centre for activity sports. Surfing has always been popular with the wild coastline and Atlantic breakers providing a special challenge, More recently, canoeing and kayaking on the river and Canal, abseiling down real cliffs and many other sporting opportunities have enthralled new generations of visitors, many of whom return year after year.
Families too find the small, friendly resort of Bude an ideal holiday base.