The cliffsBude is the only part of the Cornish coast that is made of sandstone cliffs; starting from Hartland point (over the border in Devon), passing Bude and terminating just north of Boscastle (where the harder old Devonian slate cliffs becomes apparent), the carboniferous sandstone cliffs are the highest in Cornwall (the highest cliff in Cornwall is south of Bude, the 735 ft uninspiringly named "high cliff").
- The beach Bude has an award winning long and deep sandy beach with excellent surf that provides some of the best surfing action in the U.K.
Summerleaze Beach also has a tidal 90m seapool, one of only a few in the country.
There are several dog-friendly beaches:
Widemouth Bay South Beach, Summerleaze in Bude and the rugged, uncommercialised beaches of Northcott Mouth, Sandy Mouth and Duckpool.
Atlantic DinerGreat food with giant portions of it for quite cheap! Very friendly atmosphere as well
Life's a BeachBeach cafe by day, superb bistro by night. Overlooking Summerleaze beach, fantastic location and seafood.
ElementsThe place to be seen. Great location near cliffs between Bude and Widemouth Bay. Quality food.
Bay View InnStunning views over Widemouth Bay and the ocean.
The Falcon HotelWholesome food, bar meals or in the restaurant.
Wainhouse InnThe local Cornish pub, good menu.
The CountrymanPopular pub food.
Port William InnGreat food and spectacular scenery.
phone: +44 1288 352459address: The StrandA traditional and vibrant drinking establishment in the heart of Bude. The snakebite blacks are recommended.
address: 6 miles south of Bude, 2 miles from coast and beachesSecluded farm cottages offering luxury self-catering accommodation surrounded by meadows, woods, fishing lakes and ponds. 2 miles from the Coast. The cottages are set in a stunning setting, with spectacular views of the rolling countryside stretching as far as the eye can see to the high cliffs of Bude and Lundy Island beyond. There are 6 cottages sleeping from 2 to 6 people (plus travel cots).
address: Widemouth BayFamily orientated touring park for camping, touring caravans and motorhomes. With heated outdoor pool, licensed bar (Grumpy Pete's), shop and takeaway open in the summer months. The site is open all year.
phone: +44 1288 352500address: Cot Hill, StrattonA refurbished 16th-century guest house and gardens. Five rooms, all en-suite, free Wi-Fi, breakfast included, served daily 8:30AM-9:30AM. Lounge with licensed bar, hosts Liz & Jan.