Bude is a popular coastal resort located on the North Cornish coast, nearing the very northerly border of Cornwall into Devon. This part of the coastline is extremely rugged with very high cliff tops and tucked away coves. The best known beach in the area is Widemouth Bay, just to the south of Bude, which is a lovely sandy beach ideal for surfing. There are two sandy beaches within very easy reach of the town centre called Crooklets and Summerleaze respectively.
Bude has a historic past with the Canal and lock gates being an important part of the heritage of the town along with Bude Castle which is now a gallery, museum and restaurant. The canal side has just been rejuvenated with new businesses opening and the town's library is also located there. Bude was a prosperous Victorian seaside resort with the trains and canal providing access to and from Exeter. Bude still is a town by the sea rather than seaside resort, so although we do have a busy tourist period, the town remains vibrant with many things to do for all age groups throughout the year.