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.

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!

The Milky Way Park

Something for all ages including rides, rollercoasters, archery, golf driving and putting, a bird of prey display and the ‘Nerd Alert’ fun science show.

Widemouth Beach

Widemouth Beach, as its name suggests, is a long and open bay. The sun is on the beach all day, so it's the perfect place to catch some rays or enjoy beautiful sunsets.

Newquay Zoo

Get close to your favourite animals from Africa to South America, as you journey around this terrific zoo set in tropical botanical gardens.


Discover the beautiful Clovelly Court gardens, whitewashed cottages, and the famous steep cobbled street which leads down to the tiny, deep blue harbour.

Broomhill Sculpture Garden

Explore magical gardens where art and culture meet and view awe-inspiring sculptures by the likes of Giles Penny and Greta Berlin set in acres of beautiful woodland.


A designated Area of Outstanding Beauty, owned by the National Trust. Once a busy trading port, you can explore hidden churches, historic buildings, river valleys and moors.

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