Bude is a seaside resort at the mouth of the River Neet in North Cornwall. This pleasant Cornish town has loads of character and its two beaches Summerleaze and Crooklets are close to the town and offer excellent surfing facilities. Other beaches nearby include Widemouth Bay, Sandymouth Beach and Northcott Mouth Beach. Bude is an unspoilt place where coast and countryside meet. It's close neighbour is the market town of Stratton.
Bude is a popular holiday destination for relaxing short breaks and challenging activity holiday. A great place for family holidays as it has many nearby attractions and adventure parks. There are several hotels and guest houses in the area, however the best way to see all that Bude and the surrounding area has to offer is by booking into self catering holiday rental and cottages.
Bude cottages vary a great deal and you can choose from farm cottages, barn conversions, thatched cottages, a cottage with a swimming pool, stable conversions or even a cottage in an old coach house. Whatever you choose you will have mod cons and be close to facilities for surfing, golfing, sightseeing, riding, birdwatching, fishing, walking and cycling.
All holiday coastal, town and country cottages in the Bude area are inspected to meet the national standards and many have disabled access. They are just the thing to give you the freedom to attend special events and festivals in this designated area of outstanding beauty.
Buildings of historical interest include St Olaf's, an early English church in Ploughill, Ebbingford Manor, St Michael and All Angels church and Quay Cottage, which is the oldest house in Bude. The town has and historic canal that once ran all the way to Launceston and they have received funding to renew it to its former glory.
Other historic and interesting attractions nearby include Launceston Castle, Tintagel Head, Bradworthy Transport Museum, Bude Castle Heritage Centre and Gallery, Cobbaton Combat Collection, Dinscott Tank and Military Collection, Pencarrow House and Gardens and Wonderyears Toy Experience. There are several surf shops and schools in the area and other adventure pursuits, such as mountain boarding, climbing, coasteering, kayaking, wind surfing, orienteering and horse riding.
Nature lovers can visit the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Park, the Tamar Valley Donkey Park and Big Sheep, which is at Abbotsham in Bideford. Garden lovers can enjoy Docton Mill Gardens, Merry Harriers Nursery and the gardens at Pencarrow. Special place nearby Bude holiday cottages are Tintagel, Boscastle, St Nectans Glen, Delabole, Coombe Valley, Clovelly and Lundy Island. Coarse fishing, sea fishing and golfing facilities are plentiful as are places to eat, drink and enjoy nightlife.
The weather in Bude is mild and it has its own eco-climate with low rainfall and long hours of sunshine, which often differs from the regional and national forecast.
Newquay, Plymouth and Exeter airports serve Bude and National Express has a direct service from London. The nearest mainline railway stations are Plymouth, Exeter and Barnstable. Western National, Devon General, Travel Choice, Hookways and Western Greyhound buses operate in Bude."