Things to do in and around Bude

Discover the best of North Cornwall

From Bude, Cornwall’s wild and beautiful heritage north coast stretches out over 60 miles before you. Once home to smugglers, this is now a surfer's paradise. But the mile-wide bays and sandy beaches are equally popular with summer sunbathers and winter dog walkers, with families and food lovers heading for the finest, freshest seafood in historic fishing ports like Padstow.

South West Coast Path

Whether you're planning to tackle a long stretch of the path or simply fancy spending an afternoon strolling along the coast, you can always expect glorious clifftops, countryside, and stunning views.

Black Rock Beach

The beach's name is derived from the prominent rocky outcrop to the south. Big tides draw in the surfers and rock pools are abundant at low tide.

Port Isaac

Enjoy a stunning clifftop walk to Port Gaverne, cycle the famous Camel Trail linking Padstow and Daymer Bay, or just enjoy the local galleries and art and craft shops.

Cornwall’s Lakes

Cornwall’s lakes are an important habitat for local wildlife and plants. These lakes are also used for various outdoor water activities at five visitor centres.

Walk Cornwall

Put on your hiking boots and enjoy the history, heritage, and beauty of over 227 different coastal and beach walks ranging from two to 10 miles.

Crooklets Beach

Popular with surfers, Crooklets is a short walk from Bude town centre. At low tide, there is a wide expanse of sandy beach and the rocky outcrops are ideal for rock-pooling.

Tintagel Castle

Explore King Arthur’s birthplace, enjoy fascinating exhibitions, then climb the 148 steps and cross the bridge to the island - the views are not to be missed!

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