Bude is located in Cornwall and is considered to be a quaint and beautiful seaside retreat. By far, the beach is the most popular attraction in Bude. The beach at Bude is known for its deep sand and is even an award winning beach that is known to offer some of the best surfing in the UK. The cliffs at Bude are also the only cliffs along the entire coast of Cornwall that are made of sandstone and are certainly worth seeing while in the local area. Interestingly, the highest cliff in all of Cornwall is actually just south of Bude.
Bude is a small seaside town that is located within the northern part of Cornwall at the mouth of the River Neet. The town of Bude is twinned within Ergue-Gaberic that is located in France.
The name Bude is though to be a shortened version of the name Bude Have which was actually also derived from Bede Haven which means Harbour of the holy men. This name suggests that the town was an early settlement place for Christians.
The town of Bude is a small town that has a lot of character. The town also has two beaches that both offer excellent sandy locations. The seafront faces west and the waves of the Atlantic make this an excellent place for surfers. Bude was the club that founded the British Surf Life Saving. The two beaches within the town are called Summerleaze and Crooklets. Widemouth Bay is located a few miles south of the town of Bude and this bay offers a long sandy beach. The National Trust owns Sandymouth Beach and this beach has spectacular cliffs and formations of rocks. This beach also features a vast length of sand during low tide. The beach that is known as Northcott Mouth is located within the northern part of the town of Bude.
The road in and out of the town of Bude is the A39, which is often referred to as the Atlantic Highway.
The town was originally popular as a harbour and then it was a source of sea and also it was useful for the moorland soil.