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North Cornwall - Bude Boscastle Padstow & Bodmin Moor

Tourist Information Centres

Bude TIC
The Crescent
EX23 8JA

Press Contact

Mark Hibbard
Bude Area Tourist Board
EX23 8JA


Somewhere hidden in the stunning landscape of North Cornwall is the perfect place for an unforgettable Cornish holiday. Sixty miles of dramatic Atlantic coastline, sandy beaches, hidden coves and pretty fishing villages, wooded river valleys, bustling market towns and the beguiling beauty of Bodmin Moor.

What's on Offer


Bude and North Cornwall's coastline is dotted with clean sandy beaches such as Polzeath and Summerleaze, Bossiney and Crackington Haven and the wide open bays of Widemouth, Harlyn, Constantine, Trevone, Treyarnon and Portcothan - all with room aplenty to spread your towel out.

Places to Visit

Poundstock Gildhouse, Bude Canal, Bude Harbour, Pencarrow House, Prideaux Place, Lanhydrock House, Tintagel & Launceston Castles, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Tamar Otter Sanctuary, National Lobster Hatchery, Crealy Adventure Park and Tamar Lakes.


Experience Shakespeare in the gardens at Pencarrow, or the poetry of John Betjeman recited high on Brae Hill. New Orleans comes to Bude in August for the annual Jazz Festival. There's Music in the Park at Lanhydrock, Pencarrow, Prideaux Place and Sterts Arts Centre and the St Endellion Music Festival takes place in the spring and summer.


North Cornwall specialises in traditional towns with a selection of local shops selling high quality goods through a variety of boutiques, galleries, crafts and markets, which offer good service and a friendly welcome.

Eating Out

Take time to call in at local inns for a pint and a pasty, or treat yourself to a mouthwatering clotted cream tea. Farmers’ markets offer a range of wholesome produce – Cornish yarg cheese, venison, hams and other locally raised meat, organic vegetables, fruit, jam and chutney.

Recreation & Sport

North Cornwall offers a range of adventure and leisure activities including surfing, windsurfing, water-skiing and parascending. There's great golf at Trevose, Bude, Bowood, Lanhydrock, Roserrow and St Kew. If you’re an angler there’s rock, beach, sea, river and lake, coarse and fly-fishing.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Make tracks for one of North Cornwall’s many leisure centres, where you can have a ball with indoor tennis, bowls and squash, fit in a swim, sauna, gym or jacuzzi.


All accommodation is graded by the AA and Visit Britain.

Getting There


From the M5 west at Exeter take the A30 into Cornwall. Alternatively, turn off the M5 at junction 27 and enter North Cornwall via the A39 Atlantic Highway.


Principal Station - Exeter or Bodmin Parkway. Bus links from Exeter and Plymouth Station serve Bude, Crackington Haven and Boscastle.


Plymouth Ferryport - 40 miles to the east.


Fly to Newquay Cornwall Airport - low cost flights from across the country www.newquaycornwallairport.com.