Bude became popular during the Victorian era as a seaside resort and this charming and popular town has continued to grown in its appeal and attraction. Standing proud overlooking the sandy beaches of Summerleaze and Brooklets surfers and families are able to enjoy the golden sands and wonderful waves.
The beaches are flanked by the most amazing, coastal scenery and wonderful clifftop walks and looking down onto the beaches you can imagine the wrecks of bygone days and the plundering which Bude was notorious for.
This North Cornwall town has much to see and if the beach is not on the agenda then a walk or perhaps a row along the canal is a good change of scene.
The construction of the canal led to Bude developing as a town, as it was used for transporting sand to Launceston for fertiliser and later allowed other produce to be transported.
Steeped in history we cannot fail to mention that Bude has a castle which was built by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney who was famous for being the first man to travel in a mechanical vehicle a substantial distance. Venturing off in a steam carriage he travelled from London to Bath and back again.
This interesting little town is well worth a visit and there will be something to interest everyone, be it a walk along the beach or fishing from the canal.