Bude

Bude on the North Coast has a lovely sandy beach, but at one time this sand was the centre of its industry. The Bude sand had a good calcium rich quality that made it a good fertilizer for some of the less fertile soil inland at Launceston. Sand being very heavy led to the development of a canal which was used to transport it.

bude square
bude canal

There is a museum in Bude that tells the story. The canal is now used for pleasure boating and fishing and it is also an ideal walking opportunity.

The beaches themselves later became a magnet for Victorian tourists.

Today Bude is an ideal tourist base as it manages to combine 2 excellent beaches Summerleaze (pictured) and Crooklets with other good leisure facilities such as a mini golf, tennis courts etc. but it still retains a relaxed atmosphere.

Bude Hotels
Bude Cottages and Holiday Homes

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

Bude
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Sunrise Guest House
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Penarvor Hotel
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The Beach at Bude
Kilkhampton near Bude
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Tregenver Bed & Breakfast
Widemouth Bay
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The Bay View Inn

Holiday Homes in the area.