Cornwall's most northern town manages to retain an easy going charm whilst still having the feel of a modern metropolis. Bude has been a popular seaside resort with visitors since Victorian times.
Large vast expanses of clean, golden sandy beaches are within walking distance of the town centre and both have excellent surfing conditions to suite the novices and professional surfers alike.
A great fun alternative if the conditions are too rough is the part natural, part man-made seawater pool on Summerleaze Beach that's refreshed by the sea every high tide.
A stunning golf course overlooks the Atlantic Ocean with tennis courts and a number of surf schools situated locally. There are many attractions and activities located close by which makes this a great holiday destination for the whole family to visit with plenty to do to keep everyone occupied.
Walk along the Jurassic coastline foot paths. Watch the Atlantic rollers crashing against the high cliffs. Be transported back in time to the wrecker's days of yesteryear. Explore the many rock pools as the tide ebbs to find fascinating creatures living within.
Visit Bude Castle, built in the 19th century by the inventor Sir Godsworthy Gurney on the sandbanks of Summerleaze Beach. Stroll down the Canal path. Hire a small wooden rowing boat and feed the friendly ducks. Treat yourself to a Cornish clotted ice cream but be sure to eat it quickly before it melts down your fingers!
If you manage to try all these things you'll be more than ready to watch the last of the sun's rays drop below the Atlantic horizon, a glass of wine in hand and good company around, in one of our cottages in Bude.