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.
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.