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Places to stay in Bude

Bude is a small seaside town that's full of character, with a recently-restored canal, several noteworthy buildings and excellent beaches nearby. The clean waters and wild scenery in the surrounding area have been attracting tourists since Victorian times, and today it's a popular spot with surfers seeking great waves.

Nearby villages like Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac are a joy to explore, especially on sunny days. Bude is also within easy reach of plenty of attractions that kids will love, such as Newquay Zoo, Crealy Adventure Park and Hidden Valley Discovery Park.

Hostels in Bude
Hostels in Bude

YHA operates two coastal hostels that are just a short distance from the lovely seaside resort of Bude – YHA Tintagel and YHA Boscastle. Both are set in picturesque locations close to the South West Coastal Path, and provide easy access to all kinds of seaside fun like surfing and sailing.


Five Free Things To Do In Bude

Bude is famous for its beautiful beaches, and the sands of Summerleaze, Crooklets, Widemouth Bay and Sandymouth Beach are ideal places to spend a sunny day.

Poundstock Gildhouse
A fully restored Grade I Listed Tudor building, this is a great place for people of all ages to learn about life in days past in Cornwall.

Bude Nature Reserve
This reserve of marshland is perfect for nature lovers - keep your eyes peeled for otters, as well as migrant birds such as bittern, glossy ibis, night crake and garganey duck.

Hartland Point Lighthouse
While you can't enter the lighthouse itself, it's a great destination for a day's walk from Bude. The views over the Bristol Channel are stunning on a clear day.

Cornwall's scenic villages are always a joy to explore, and settlements like Crackington Haven, Tintagel and Port Gaverne make for a great day out.

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