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in the county of Cornwall

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About Bude

Backed in parts by grassy downs, the wide sandy sweep of Bude Bay with creamy waves flowing in endless procession from the Atlantic make this a perfect summer place for surfers. Set on the spectacular Cornish Heritage Coast with numerous coves and sandy beaches, the area offers one of the finest surfing destinations in England. Widemouth Sand, beneath Pehalt Cliff is a much used spot and for those who do not have their own, just as on most of Bude Bay, there are surfboards for hire.

Here, the splendour of the coast meets the countryside, enfolding many picturesque places .Duckpool, lying to the north of Bude has a pretty stream flowing in from the lush greenery of the beautiful Coombe Valley. Interestingly, the stream is crossed by an ancient bridge with a stone telling us that King William IV made a contribution of £20 towards its construction. At Steeple Point, a sandy, shingle backed beach is guarded by towering cliffs. The woodlands of Coombe Valley offer sanctuary to birds and small mammals, nature trails take you through a wonderland of magnificent trees, shrubs and plant-life. Coombe is a delightful little hamlet where you can see a disused watermill from the 19th-century.

Visitors flock to Bude in droves for this is an area which offers so much variety that you will be quite spoilt for choice. Sandy Mouth has a rock scattered beach were a receding tide leaves interesting rock pools, it also has huge jagged pinnicles rising majestically like the ruins of some ancient castle. Away from the coast, the area has its share of history - the historic village of Stratton just a short distance from Bude, was a scene of battle in the turbulent days of the Civil War. Every May, the battle is re-enacted by members of the Sealed Knot. Whatever you choose to do, in Bude there is something of interest for every member of the family - there are friendly inns, restaurants, beach-side cafe's and visitor attractions to suit all tastes.

Places to visit include: the museum at Hartland Quay, the Nature Reserve at Mead, historic Stratton, enjoy a walk along the South West Coastal Path, or take a sea fishing trip.

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By the Byre in Bude, Cornwall, England

By the Byre

Bude, Cornwall, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
By the Byre is a holiday home situated in Bude in the Cornwall Region and is 42 km from Padstow. It provides free private parking. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. An oven, a microwave...
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Northshorebude Backpackers Hostel in Bude, Cornwall, England

Northshorebude Backpackers Hostel

Bude, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Northshorebude Backpackers Hostel is located close to the centre of the Cornish seaside town of Bude. Free parking is possible on site, and free Wi-Fi is available....
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Sea Jade Guest House in Bude, Cornwall, England3 stars

Sea Jade Guest House

Bude, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
Situated opposite the Bude and the North Cornwall Golf Club, Sea Jade is just a 10-minute walk from Crooklets Beach. The town centre of Bude is only 2 minutes’ walk away. Some front-facing rooms ha...
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The Falcon Hotel in Bude, Cornwall, England3 stars

The Falcon Hotel

Bude, Cornwall, England (0.2 miles, 0.4 km)
Overlooking the Bude Canal and just minutes from the sandy beaches of the west Cornish coast, The Falcon Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. Delicious food is served in the elegant resta...
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An Mor in Bude, Cornwall, England

An Mor

Bude, Cornwall, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, An Mor offers accommodation in Bude, 42 km from Padstow. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are equipped w...
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Sunrise Guest House in Bude, Cornwall, England

Sunrise Guest House

Bude, Cornwall, England (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
On the north Cornwall coast, Sunrise Guest House in Bude offers stylish accommodation and an extensive breakfast menu. The property is a 30-second walk from the town centre and 2 minutes from all the...
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Sunny Bank in Bude, Cornwall, England

Sunny Bank

Bude, Cornwall, England (0.3 miles, 0.6 km)
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Gunnislake Station(25.9 miles, 41.7 km, direction SE)
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Newquay (Cornwall) Airport(33.6 miles, 54.0 km, direction SW)
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M5 Junction 31(46.3 miles, 74.4 km, direction E)
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