Bude welcomes families and surfers to its spectacular golden beaches all year round where they can kick back and relax in charming self-catering cottages.

Formerly known as Bude Haven, it’s no wonder why Bude truly is a haven for a perfect family seaside holiday. Sitting comfortably on the Cornish side of border between Devon and Cornwall, Bude has become a flocking ground for many English holidaymakers because it’s a prime position to explore everything that both the exquisite counties have to offer.

Bude's earlier importance was that of a small harbour with a canal heading inland. The harbour still remains but is less of a port and more of a dock for local boats, yet still provides a warm, wonderful atmosphere within this charming seaside resort.

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Naturally, Bude with its big sandy beaches has the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed self-catered family holiday and you’ll be pleased to find that many holiday cottages are dotted around Bude, ready to host your unforgettable Cornish holiday. Bude has a picturesque esplanade which runs along the edge of the beach, Summerleaze, which is perhaps the most inspiring of all the beaches. Surf Life Saving nippers use this safe beach as training place to dip and dive in between the calm waves of the waters and encourage everyone to join them.

The sun rarely leaves this glorious stretch of Cornwall along the West Coast and it’s no wonder why it tends to draw in friendly faces year after year. It is famous for its fantastic surf and regularly brings with the tide, the laid-back, culture and attitude that usually accompanies this popular sport.

Other sports in the area include tennis and a large golf course which welcomes visitors in search of a relaxing round or two in the sunshine.