Bude is a lovely coastal town with a laid back feel and lots and lots to do.
Bude Sea Pool
This is a semi natural structure that was created in the 1930s to allow a safe place to swim at all states of tide. It is now run and financed by the Friends of the Bude Sea Pool, swimming in it is completely free.
Completed in 1832, this 35 mile canal was built to take lime laden local sand inland to fertilise the acidic farmland in the inland areas. It is now a wonderful amenity used by boaters kayakers, fishermen and walkers. A great 4 mile there and back walk would be along the canal, then have lunch at The Weir Cafe and then walk back either along the canal the way you came or walk north from the cafe to the coast at Widemouth Bay and then along the coast back to Bude (this way adds an extra couple of miles to the trip)
Arguably Cornwall's best beach (so say the locals), it offers a huge expanse of land and is well served by Lifeguards, surf schools, a large car park, a cafe (Life's A Beach), beach huts and sand dunes. It is also the location of the Bude Sea Pool. Dogs can be walked on the beach throughout the year but must be kept on a lead in the summer months.
Bude Recreation Ground
Perfectly sited in the middle of Bude this centre offers tennis, table tennis, squash, racketball, crazy golf, putting and bowls all at very affordable prices
Places to Eat
The Olive Tree
A great coffeee house and bistro in a wonderful setting alongside the Canal. Food highly recommended.
Life's A Beach
This cafe overlooks Summerleaze Beach and in the evening transforms into an excellent restaurant