The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Both locals and visitors alike will enjoy a visit to this traditional village pub. Once a brew house, nowadays you'll find real ales and ciders alongside home cooked pub food and daily specials. There's an enclosed beer garden for alfresco dining during summer.
A short drive from Bude, Duckpool Beach sits within a stretch of dramatic coastline. Bordered by cliffs, the sand and pebble beach neighbours beautiful woodlands. With lots of walking routes around the cove and in the surrounding woodland, Duckpool Beach is an explorer's haven. The beach is best enjoyed from the shore though, as swimming is advised against due to strong currents. No lifeguards are present.
Quiet and away from the madness of Bude beach. Fantastic at low tide for rock pools, sandcastles and body boarding. Easy to access if you’re happy to walk across the pebbly part at the top of the beach to reach the sand. Parking very close to the beach.
Slightly scrambly walks up the cliffs on either side. Worth a visit
This relatively easy walk follows a mixture of country lanes and footpaths. Starting at the Tamar Lakes and extending to path alongside the Bude Canal.
Great place to walk, easy signposted route, there is a cafe at the lakeside but check the days it’s open, early in the week it may be closed even in high summer.
Bude is a buzzing family resort, known for its sprawling, sandy beaches and good surf breaks. Some of Bude’s original Victorian architecture remains, while there are plenty of contemporary attractions to enjoy too.
Visit this unspoiled beach and fall in love with the breathtaking views. If you head to Northcott Mouth Beach at low tide you may be able to see the remnants of the steamship ‘Belem’ which ran aground here in 1917. At high tide, you can take in the stunning panoramas from the clifftops surrounding the beach. A secluded haven as it is, there are no facilities nearby.
Amazing dog friendly beach. Very clean and scenery amazing. Lifeguards present so makes you feel safe. There is the Rustic Tearooms nearby serving hot food and drinks. Only problem , no toilets!
A wonderful beach and much quieter than Bude. An added bonus is the Rustic Tea Garden which is a lovely cafe just behind the beach. You can eat in their lovely garden or take away back to the beach. Great hot dogs, jacket potatoes and very yummy cakes.
Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.
Amazing place to visit even in the rain!! Beautiful gardens, credit to the staff! We had lunch in the restaurant which was amazing too - well worth the visit!!
Fabulous place, outstanding gardens
A return visit for us.
An exceptional day out if you love nature and gardens. We were lucky our visit coincided with the Festival of Apples in October. Beautiful place and everything offered is of the highest standard.
Spent the best part of the day exploring the walks around the estate and through the fabulous formal and informal gardens, plenty of seating in the grounds to appreciate the flowers, plants and trees, choice of refreshment options from snacks to restaurant, a very good shop and parking very easy, worth the effort to visit.
Gorgeous day out
As an RHS member and regular visit to Hyde Hall I’ve been keen to visit the other gardens so when on holiday nearby, a visit to Rosemoor was a must. It is truly fabulous, we visited on a beautiful, sunny, summer day so we saw it at it’s best but I can see how there is interest whatever time of year you visit.
The staff are friendly and we received a great welcome and explanation of the layout when we arrived, such a lovely touch.
The garden is split into two parts, Lady Anne’s garden which has beautiful trees and planting best seen at a gentle stroll and the more formal gardens laid our directly near the entrance which are also stunning. The cool garden was gorgeous especially on a hot day.
Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea
Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.
Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.
The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.
The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.
Crooklets is an expansive sandy beach that joins up with neighbouring Summerleaze and Northcott Mouth at low tide. Popular with families and lifeguarded from May to September, it has been known to get quite busy in the summer. Visitors can make use of the array of facilities available at Crooklets, including a car park, children's play area and skate park, eateries, showers and more.
Summerleaze Beach in Bude is a wide sandy beach well-known for its river and large sea pool. Part natural part man-made, the seal pool was originally opened in 1930 and is replenished with fresh water at each high tide. Great for families, Summerleaze Beach offers plenty of space and is lifeguarded throughout the summer.
Take a windbreak, it can be very windy on this beach ⛱
Children loved it safe and when tide was to far out you had the sea pool.
Once a haunt for smugglers and wreckers, this 13th Century freehouse has provided sustenance for weary travellers for centuries. Today you can dine on fresh, local produce, or enjoy a refreshing pint after a hard day’s stomp on the coast path. The log fire, large beer garden and children’s play-area make it ideal for all seasons. Booking is advisable.
Good food and a cosy atmosphere
Very old inn, cosy and warm with open fire. Food very good. In fine weather good sitting out area.
Simple but tasty food. My partner had a very generous ploughman's and the beer garden is a great place to enjoy it. Was driving so didn't have a beer but the selection looked good. We'd go back again.
Excellent quality food & drink
We came here twice in a week, had 2 fantastic meals, great for kids & families, lovely location, would certainly both recommend and come again!
Good food, pleasant, simple surroundings.
A lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere and the food is excellent.
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