Bude’s pastel-painted beach huts and sandy beaches are iconic at this great family holiday spot, while the town retains an air of genteel seaside charm which locals and visitors still love to this day.
Bude’s two beaches – Crooklets, popular with surfers, and Summerleaze, a unique beach with a river, tidal swimming pool and beach huts, all within a five-minute walk from the town centre – are unlike any other in Cornwall. Sandwiched between some of the Atlantic Highway’s most wild and rural sections, you’ll also find the rugged Widemouth Bay a 10-minute drive along the coast.
Away from the beach at Bude you’ll find a leisurely pace of life; hire pedal boats on the canal, cycle inland on designated trails or enjoy a round of golf (or fudge). It’s all part of the charm of this seaside town.
With its picturesque location on Bude’s historic canal, The Olive Tree is the perfect place for eating out – or saunter further along the waterfront for a range of cafes, tea rooms and ice creams. In town, you’ll find plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants to enjoy, while the nearby Weir Bistro, Bangor’s Organic Restaurant or Elements in Widemouth Bay are worth the short car drive.
Dogs are welcome on both Crooklets and Summerleaze Beach out of season, with a seasonal ban in place between Easter Sunday and the end of September and late May to September on each beach respectively.
Bude town centre runs on a slight hill but is incredibly access friendly. Crooklets Beach offers parking, level access and showers, while Summerleaze Beach offers disabled access, disabled toiles and a disabled sand chair – please contact Bude TIC.