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Bude Town Information

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Lying at the mouth of the River Neet, Bude is a popular Georgian seaside resort with its own sheltered harbour and magnificent, bucket-and-spade beaches.

Its bay is comparatively shallow and is arguably the best in the world for surfing. Indeed, the first Surf Life Saving Club was formed here.

Crooklets Beach - Photo © William Wells
Crooklets Beach - Photo: William Wells CCL

Crooklets from Compass Point © Peter Land
Crooklets from Compass Point -
Photo: Peter Land CCL

  The unique, heavily-banded cliffs are frequently battered by the Atlantic and look like rocky rainbows.

So many ships have been wrecked here that at one time locals regularly plundered such hapless vessels.

A local folk museum tells the full story of 19th century Bude Canal around which the town was originally built.