Our Top 5 Summer Holidays Activities in Bude

The warm and sunny days of summer are here and the time is nigh to start planning your perfect summer getaway. If you’re looking for a destination whilst staying with us here, at Court Farm Holidays, that combines stunning coastal beauty, outdoor adventures, and a super fun seaside atmosphere, look no further than Bude. This charming seaside town in Cornwall, just a stone’s throw from Court Farm, has something for practically everyone, from families seeking fun-filled activities to couples craving a romantic evening together.

1. Embrace Beach Life

Bude is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall, making it a haven for beach lovers. Crooklets, Summerleaze, Northcott and Sandymouth beaches, offer a wide variety of beachy goodness, from expanses of golden sand and a veritable plethora of awesome vistas to rocky pools perfect for exploration and excellent surfing conditions, these are a must-visit for water sports enthusiasts, families and romancers alike. Grab a surfboard or bodyboard and ride the waves, get a picture, or several hundred, for your Instagram accounts or simply relax on the sand and soak up the sun with an ice cream or three!

Summerleaze Beach Cornwall

2. Try Out Some Watersports!

Bude’s location on the North Cornwall coast provides the perfect playground for watersports enthusiasts. If you’re new to surfing or want to brush up on your skills, the town offers several surf schools with experienced instructors who can get you riding the waves in no time.

Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are also popular activities on Bude’s calmer waters in and around the canal, allowing you to explore this lovely seaside town from a different perspective. Or, for a dose of adrenaline, try coasteering – an exhilarating adventure that involves high-octane climbing, swimming, and cliff jumping along the local rugged shorelines.

We would also highly recommend Bude’s Monster Slip and Slide! Based just down the road from us near Widemouth Bay, this monster sized 360ft slip and sized ramp is great fun for all the family! Find out more here>


3. Explore Bude’s Coastal Paths

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Bude’s coastline by exploring its coastal trails. The South West Coast Path, which stretches for miles along the rugged cliffs, offers some of the most stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean you will have ever seen. Take a leisurely walk along the path, or, for the more adventurous, venture on longer hikes to discover hidden coves and delightfully dramatic landscapes.

One highlight of the coastal trails is the walk from Widemouth Bay to Bude, which you can access easily from Court Farm. This scenic route takes you through lush countryside and offers perfectly picturesque panoramic views of the Cornish coast, culminating in a well-deserved rest in one of the canal-front cafes in Bude.

Bude Coastal Path Dog Friendly Walk

4. Discover Bude Sea Pool

One of Bude’s gems and a local hotspot is the Bude Sea Pool, a partially man-made tidal pool that provides a safe and refreshing swimming experience for all ages. Located at Summerleaze Beach, the sea pool is filled with seawater during high tide and offers a sheltered spot for swimming and paddling when the tide is out. It’s a fantastic place for families to spend a day, and the surrounding cliffs provide a gorgeous backdrop for a seaside picnic too.

Bude Sea Pool

5. Unwind in Bude’s Quaint Town Center

After a day of outdoor adventures, why not take some time to explore Bude’s charming town centre? Browse the unique independent shops and galleries, where you can find locally made crafts, souvenirs, and artwork to take home. You could also treat yourself to some traditional Cornish pasties or indulge in a cream tea at one of the many cosy cafes and restaurants in town. For a relaxing or romantic evening, head to the historic Bude Canal, where you can take a leisurely stroll along the water’s edge or rent a rowing boat or pedalo and drift along the tranquil waters. And as the sun sets, the canal also provides a serene setting for a romantic walk with your loved one as you are bathed in the last drops of sunlight after a day of sun, sea and sand.

Bude Town

Bude’s allure lies in its blend of coastal beauty, outdoor adventures, and laid-back atmosphere and we are so lucky that it is our local town. This summer holiday, during your stay at Court Farm, why not immerse yourself a little in the charm of this Cornish gem and create memories that will last a lifetime? Whether you’re seeking excitement in the waves, exploration along the coast, or relaxation by the beach, Bude has it all – making it the perfect seaside town to spend some of your well-deserved summer holidays in.