Bude — one of our family’s favourite places!


Image credit: Alan & Eliza having fun at Summerleaze Beach


Eliza enjoying Bude’s ice-cream

Have you visited Bude yet? If not, it is well worth the journey with lots to see and do for both you and your dog. You won’t be disappointed. Bude is just a stone’s throw from the Devon border. It has beautiful beaches and is a thriving cultural hub.

The first place to aim for is Summerleaze Beach, which is open to dogs all year round. Dogs need to be on a lead from 21st May to 30th September during the day time but after 6.00 pm can run free. The beach is huge, with extensive sands in every direction. There is even a seawater swimming pool for those of you that don’t want to risk the ocean itself.

Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). It was formerly sometimes known as Bude Haven.

There are many dog friendly attractions in and around Bude. Check out this website for further information.

Take a look at the indoor Leisure Centre, as well as a walk through the shops in the thriving seaside town where you can purchase some great pasties, ice-cream and cream teas, amongst other things – our family’s favourite treats all year around! Eliza especially loves the ice-cream… 🙂

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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