Bude is a beautiful little seaside town in North Cornwall with a fun surfing atmosphere. This is a lovely part of the North Cornish coast, with many beaches and stunning countryside.
If you want to enjoy the area’s amazing natural beauty, it’s a great idea to stay in Bude to savour all of the surrounding attractions.
From hotels with swimming pools to barn conversions and places for couples to family hotels, you’ll love spending a holiday in Bude. It’s one of the best towns for Cornwall staycations!
Places to stay in Bude town centre
If you want to be near local shops and restaurants and enjoy all the action of this surf town, stay in Bude town centre!
Bude is a lovely Cornish town that’s got a fun atmosphere during the summer and plenty of attractions, including the Bude Castle and the infamous Bude tunnel (not an attraction that you should be rushing to see, here’s why!).
Bude has some of the best surfing beaches in North Cornwall, like Crooklets Beach, which is within walking distance from the town centre.
Summerleaze Beach is an excellent beach for swimming as it is a little more sheltered. It’s also home to the famous Bude Sea Pool!
Bude itself is a lovely town with lots of independent shops and the Bude Canal, which follows the North Devon border.
Sea Jade Guesthouse
This is a great cheap hotel in Bude town centre, just a 10 minute walk to Crooklets Beach. It’s a small, family-run guesthouse that’s sparkling clean and well furnished. Every room has a flat making TV and coffee making facilities, and the shower rooms come equipped with a solar-heated shower. Each morning, you can choose from a traditional Cornish breakfast or continental options. Click here for more information.
Mid Range Hotels
The Falcon Hotel
The Falcon Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in Bude; it overlooks Bude Canal and is the oldest coaching hotel in North Cornwall, dating back to 1798. It still maintains many original features, but you’ll feel completely at ease when staying here – the bedrooms have all the mod cons that you’ll need.
The Falcon Hotel is pet-friendly, with special rooms and dining tables suitable for dogs. They also serve delicious traditional food and drink on-site and source most of their ingredients from Cornwall. Click here for rates and to reserve your stay.
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Bude overlooking the clifftops, here it is.
Elements Hotel is located on the outskirts of Bude town. It is located on a clifftop, so is in a prime position to enjoy some fantastic coastal views. This also makes it one of the most popular hotels in Bude for dining al fresco!
The rooms are rustic yet stylish, with a seaside theme running throughout and crisp white sheets on every bed. Many rooms are family-friendly. The hotel has a cafe-bar that is open all day and serves delicious Italian food. The spacious property also has a sun deck, which is the ideal place to enjoy your morning coffee, and a surfboard store. Click here to reserve your spot.
This lovely romantic hotel is in an ideal location placed right by Bude centre, but still in a position to enjoy spectacular views of the beachfront. It is located in the middle of a Victorian crescent The twin or double rooms are well-equipped and spacious, all cleaned to a very high standard.
There is a lovely restaurant on site, serving some of the most mouthwatering dishes you’ll find in Bude. Click here to book your stay at Atlantic House.
The Edgcumbe Hotel & Deck Restaurant
The Edgcumbe Hotel & Deck Restaurant is a relaxed restaurant not far from Bude beach and the town. The decor is simple but stylish; they have taken influences from Nordic design.
Deck Restaurant is renowned for its delicious meals, including mouthwatering fish and chips. Click here to book your spot.
The Beach Hotel is located on Bude’s beachfront and has stunning views across the expansive shoreline. The Beach is a stylish accommodation option with luxury rooms, perfect for a romantic break! There is a bar on-site, and a delicious breakfast is served each morning. Click here to reserve your stay.
Holiday Homes in Bude
If you are travelling with kids or in a group, a holiday home rental is a great idea. You’ll have your own space and be able to cook for yourself, which essentially saves money and means you don’t have to worry about going to a restaurant for each meal.
Atlantic Cottages is a range of holiday homes, great for families and groups. These Bude cottages are nestled around a central courtyard, and each has a fully equipped kitchen, a seating area, bedrooms and private bathrooms and enjoys a modern bright design. These properties are a great option if you want to go down the self-catering route, and it has high-speed internet access, private parking and a children’s playground. Plus, it’s only 1.7 km from Summerleaze Beach! Click here to book your stay.
Places to Stay in Stratton
Stratton is a small inland town a short drive from Plymouth. Accommodation here is typically cheaper than what you’ll get in Bude.
Howard Farm Holiday Cottages
These dog-friendly cottages are perfectly clean and set within the charming surroundings of Howard Farm. They’re a six-minute drive from Bude, near the village of Stratton, and are a great place to stay if you want somewhere quiet that’s still in a great location to pop into the vibrant town centre. Each cottage at Howard Farm has its own kitchen and lounge area, as well as bedroom space. Click here to book your stay.
If you want a bungalow rental near Bude, try Columbine Cottage. You’ll have access to the whole cottage, which has two double beds, a kitchen and a lounge area. There’s also an indoor pool on the site and access to pool and ping pong tables. Click here to reserve your holiday.
Ivyleaf Combe Cottages
Ivyleaf Combe Cottages are luxury cottages in Stratton, near Bude. Some of the holiday homes sleep six, whereas others can accommodate four people. Every holiday rental has a kitchen and lounge area, as well as a TV. Click here to book.
Places to Stay in Widemouth Bay
Widemouth Bay is a sprawling beach to the south of Bude. It’s a paradise for surfers, it has some of the most stunning beaches in the area and is a great accommodation option for anybody who wants to enjoy the beautiful views (it’s on the South West Coast Path).
You’ll probably have to drive into Bude from here, but you’re also in a good location to explore places further south like Boscastle and Tintagel. It’s mainly holiday rentals here, but there are a few hotels too. If you want to stay somewhere in Cornwall that is absolutely epic and you don’t mind driving a little to reach the town, choose to stay in Widemouth Bay.
Beach House B&B
This B&B has lovely facilities including a bar and restaurant, wireless internet access throughout the property and spacious rooms, some of which are suitable for families. A full English breakfast is served every morning. Click here for rates.
Widemouth Bay Caravan Park
Widemouth Bay Caravan Park is a seaside resort with epic waterside views. These holiday rentals are spread around the caravan site. All rentals have bedrooms, a kitchen and a seating area.
In the holiday park, there’s an inside swimming pool and entertainment venues. It’s one of the best places to stay in Bude in the summer! Click here to reserve your caravan.
Widemouth Manor is one of the most top-rated hotels in Bude. It is a modern pub serving delicious, local meals and homely en-suite rooms with contemporary touches. It looks out over the beautiful bay. Click here to book your room.
Kennacott Court Holiday Cottages
Set a little inland from Widemouth Bay, Kennacott Court Holiday Cottages offers a large selection of holiday cottages all based around the old manor house. On the site is a swimming pool, tennis and badminton courts, and a huge chessboard! It’s a great place to stay with lots of activities – perfect for families. Click here to book your stay.
Places to Stay in Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast
This area is between Bude and the border of North Cornwall and Devon. Again, it’s a little drive from Bude, but it’s a wonderfully rural place with epic countryside views. It’s also in a great location to drive to North Devon and see the attractions there, like the historic village of Clovelly and Croyde and Woolacombe’s epic beaches.
These wonderful Bude cottages are set in the beautiful countryside. The cottages have a rustic and homely atmosphere, with lots of room for families and large groups. There’s a beautiful sea view from the cottage area, and plenty of nature walks in the surroundings. Click here to reserve your cottage.
Stibb Down Farmhouse
Stibb Down Farmhouse is a comfortable family-run farm near the Hartland Heritage Coast. The bedrooms are cosy and comfortable, and there’s a great atmosphere throughout the farmhouse. You’ll get the chance to enjoy delicious food and great hospitality when you stay here. Click here to reserve your spot in the farmhouse.
If you’re planning a trip to Bude, there are some great accommodation options here! Make sure that you check out my list of things to do in Bude and day trips from Bude for more tips on visiting this surf town.