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Wainhouse Corner (2 miles)

Wainhouse Country Stores
Wainhouse Country Stores© Google

The Wainhouse Country Stores and Post Office is well stocked and provides most of your day-to-day requirements.

Opening times:
Monday - Saturday: 7am - 7pm
Sunday: 7.30am – 6pm

Wainhouse Country Stores, Wainhouse Corner EX23 0LL
Tel: 01840 230 554

The Old Wainhouse Inn
The Old Wainhouse Inn© Google

The Old Wainhouse Inn is an old inn and family restaurant renowned for its home cooking, reasonable prices and special deals. A traditional roast carvery is served on Sundays.

The Old Wainhouse Inn, Wainhouse Corner EX23 0BA
Tel: 01840 230 711

W Sanders & Sons
W Sanders & Sons© Google

W Sanders & Sons garage is a friendly family-run garage that provides fuel, and carries out servicing, repairs and MOT testing in their well-equipped workshop.

Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Sunday: Closed

W Sanders & Sons, Wainhouse Corner EX23 0AZ
Tel: 01840 230 708

Within 10 miles

The Old Wainhouse Inn, Wainhouse Corner (2 miles)
The Old Wainhouse Inn© Google

The Old Wainhouse Inn is an old inn and family restaurant renowned for its home cooking, reasonable prices and special deals. A traditional roast carvery is served on Sundays.

The Old Wainhouse Inn, Wainhouse Corner, Bude EX23 0BA
Tel: 01840 230 711

Sizzlers, Bude (10 miles)
Sizzlers, Bude© Sizzlers

Sizzlers traditional fish and chips to take away or eat in. The eat-in menu includes an ‘over 60s’ fish & chip meal that includes fish and chips, mushy peas, slice of bread and a cup of tea or coffee, all for £4.95 (in 2016). Great value and highly recommended.

Sizzlers is located in Princess Street on the one-way system. In the evenings nearby street-parking is available in Belle Vue.

Sizzlers, 9 Princes Street, Bude EX23 8AT
Tel: 01288 356 331

The Globe Hotel, Bude (10 miles)
The Globe Hotel, Bude© Google

The Globe hotel is a friendly pub offering traditional pub food that is freshly cooked and reasonably priced. Children and dogs are welcome, and table reservations can be taken by phone.

The Globe is located in The Strand, only a few minutes walk from the main Bude car park which is free after 6pm (in 2016). The pub is quite busy during the summer season, however the food is very good.

The Globe Hotel, 13 The Strand, Bude EX23 8QU
Opening hours:
Midday – Midnight, every day including Sundays
Tel: 01288 352 085

The Cobweb Inn, Boscastle (10 miles)
The Cobweb Inn, Boscastle© Google

The Cobweb Inn serves good quality food at a reasonable price, including breakfasts, Sunday carvery and a children's menu . Highly recommended.

The Cobweb Inn, The Bridge, Boscastle PL35 0HE
Tel: 01840 250 278

Within 17 miles

Morrisons, Bude (10 miles)
Morrisons, Bude© Google

Opening times: 
Monday – Saturday 7am – 10pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Morrisons, Stucley Road, Bude EX23 8UA
Tel: 01288 355 546

Lidl, Bude (10 miles)
Lidl, Bude© Google

Opening times:
Monday – Saturday 8am – 9pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Lidl, Sandpiper Road, Bude EX23 8BA
Tel: 0800 977 7766

Sainsbury’s, Bude (10 miles)
Sainsbury's, Bude© Google

Opening times:
Monday - Saturday 8am – 8pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Sainsbury's, Crooklets Road, Bude EX23 8ND
Tel: 01288 282 000

Tesco Superstore, Launceston (14 miles)
Tesco, Launceston© Google

Opening times:
Monday opens 6am
Tuesday - Friday 24 hrs
Saturday closes midnight
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Tesco Superstore, Tavistock Road, Launceston PL15 9HG
Tel: 03456 779 403

Waitrose, Holsworthy (17 miles)
Waitrose, Holsworthy© Google

Opening times:
Monday – Friday 8am – 9pm
Saturday 8am – 8pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Waitrose, Station Road, Holsworthy EX22 6AZ
Tel: 01409 255460

Within 14 miles

TSB, Bude (10 miles)
TSB, Week-St Mary© Google

Opening times:
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday closed.

TSB, 1 Belle Vue, Bude EX23 8JJ
Tel: 01288 695 999

NatWest, Bude (10 miles)
NatWest, Bude© Google

Opening times:
Monday – Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 5pm
Thursday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 12.30pm
Sunday closed.

NatWest, 11 The Strand, Bude EX23 8BD
Tel: 03457 888 444

Barclays, Bude (10 miles)
Barclays, Bude© Google

Opening times:
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 9.30am – 2pm
Sunday closed.

Barclays, 2 The Strand, Bude EX23 8QX
Tel: 08457 555 555

Lloyds, Launceston (14 miles)
Lloyds, Launceston© Google

Opening times:
Monday – Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday closed

Lloyds, 13 Broad Street, Launceston PL15 8AG
Tel: 0345 3000 000

HSBC, Launceston (14 miles)
HSBC, Launceston© Google

Opening times:
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday closed.

HSBC, 18 Broad Street, Launceston PL15 8AQ
Tel: 08457 404 404

Halifax, Launceston (14 miles)
Halifax, Launceston© Google

Opening times:
Monday – Tuesday 9am – 4.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Thursday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm
Sunday closed.

Halifax, 1 Southgate Street, Launceston PL15 9DP
Tel: 01566 766 901

Within 14 miles

Crackington Haven (5 miles)
Crackington Haven© Matthew Jessop & Visit Cornwall

Crackington Haven is a lovely shingle cove dominated by majestic cliffs and offering a stretch of golden sand along with many rock pools when the tide is out.  Suitable for swimming and surfing the water quality is routinely checked.

Surfing Info: Usually smaller (2ft) than Widemouth, so good on big days. Rights and lefts peeling into the rip. Waves can be steep at low tide (closeout) or spilling at mid tide, breaking on reef or sand.  Suitable for beginners through to experienced surfers taking account of dangerous rocks left and right, experienced surfers can use river to enter water.  Tides: Surfable at Mid tide only. Wind: E/SE offshore.

Dogs are welcome on this beach except between Easter Sunday and 30 September when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

The Strangles Naturist Beach (7 miles)
The Strangles© Cornwall Beach Guide

The Strangles is a large sandy beach with plenty of sand at low tide and is quiet even in the summer due to a difficult climb down to the beach which has no facilities. Climbing over the rocks at the north of the beach brings you to another sandy beach called Little Strand.

The Strangles is a couple of miles south of Crackington Haven. From Wainhouse Corner, follow the Crackington Haven road and drive straight through Crackington Haven. Continue south on this road for about 2 miles then park in the small lay-by on the left. There is also a field used for overflow parking. Take the footpath opposite the lay-by down to the beach. Swimming is unsafe and the climb down to The Strangles beach is difficult and can be very slippery.

Widemouth Bay (7 miles)
Widemouth Bay© Adam Gibbard & Visit Cornwall

Widemouth Bay is a very long open bay popular with families and surfers and at low tide there are hundreds of rock pools to explore.

Situated 3 miles south of Bude and accessible along the South West coast path, Widemouth Bay offers fantastic conditions to learn surfing or body-boarding, which is why many of the local surf schools are based there.

Viewing areas with free car parking are located at both the north and south end of the bay so you can enjoy the fantastic panorama without getting your feet sandy! Surfers will experience a variety of peaks from the north to the south end of the beach, breaking on sand or reef, producing spilling or heavy barrelling waves.  You’ll also spot the Black Rock landmark.

Bude (10 miles)
Bude Beach© Adam Gibbard & Visit Cornwall

Bude is a great family resort and famous for its pastel painted beach huts, crazy golf and wide sandy beaches. Once a busy commercial port, Bude blossomed as a holiday destination in the 19th century when the train came to town and tourists took their first tentative dips in the Atlantic. Today the town still retains that air of genteel charm putting it somewhere between up-to-date resort and nostalgic getaway. The town’s beaches (there are two massive sandy ones) are perfect for long summer days building sandcastles or getting in some surf lessons.

The town centre has a good mix of independent shops so you won’t go short of souvenirs. From the town there are great walks along the highest sea cliffs in Cornwall. Nearby you’ll find some titbits of local history and some of the most dramatic beaches in the county.

Crooklets (11 miles)
Crooklets© Matthew Jessop & Visit Cornwall

A wide expanse of golden sand is exposed at low tide, bordered by rocky outcrops ideal for rock-pooling. Crooklets is at the north side of Bude and can be reached by a short walk over the Summerleaze Down or down the hill from the town centre.

Crooklets is very popular with surfers and is home to the Bude Surf Life Saving Club.  The beach has great facilities including a large car park, level access and viewing area, a play area, skate park, beach cafe, showers, amusements and pubs close by.

There are various beach huts available for daily hire, from just £10 – £20 per day.  Call the Tourist Information Centre on 01288 354 240 to book.

Trebarwith Strand (14 miles)
Trebarwith Strand© Adam Gibbard & Visit Cornwall

Trebarwith Strand is just over two miles from Tintagel along the north Cornwall heritage coastline landmarked by Gull Rock.  The sandy beach becomes completely covered at high tide and is accessed over rocks when approched from the pretty village of Treknow down a picturesque valley. The Strand Cafe provides drinks and snacks throughout the main holiday seasons.

Sandymouth (14 miles)
Sandymouth© Visit Cornwall

When the tide is at its lowest, it is possible to take in the spectacular coastline between Bude and Sandymouth by walking the two miles along the beach. Returning by the coast path makes it a very pleasant, circular walk. Sandymouth is a National Trust beach and has a large, manned, car park with 200 spaces at the top of the cliff.

The walk down to the shore leads you through a quite steep and narrow path, with some steps, which makes Sandymouth unsuitable for those who are less mobile. This lovely beach has its own waterfall and is serviced by a seasonal café, toilets and surf-hire.

Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2015 – excellent water quality.

Duckpool (14 miles)
Duckpool© Visit Cornwall

Duckpool, a wild and romantic cove with a small west-facing beach, is often less crowded when other beaches are buzzing at the height of the season. Nestled between high cliffs, with the imposing Steeple Point to the right, Duckpool is one of the most attractive and dramatic coves in the area. The beach is approached via the tranquil woodland of Coombe Valley.

At higher tides the beach is made up of pebbles, but as the tide drops sand and rocks are revealed. The northern end of the beach has an abundance of rock pools which are ideal for poking around in for crabs and the likes.

Swimming here is often unsafe, particularly around low tide and towards the northern end of the beach. Other hazards include unstable cliff faces with frequent rock falls.

Within 30 miles

Boscastle (9 miles)
Boscastle© Matt Jessop & Visit Cornwall

The picturesque fishing village of Boscastle with its medieval past and distinctive natural harbour is one of Cornwall’s most romantic places. It is a village steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty.

The landscape, coastline and quaint old buildings are undoubtedly the main attraction of the local area. These are made all the more interesting with local potteries, art galleries and the Museum of Witchcraft. Also nearby is sacred site Saint Nectan’s Glen where the River Trevillet has created a magnificent 60 foot waterfall cascading into a beautiful valley.

The area also has a number of gorgeous churches, most dating from Norman times and there are plenty of good walks into the beautiful countryside that start in the village.

Bude (10 miles)
Bude© Matt Jessop & Visit Cornwall

Bude is a great family resort and famous for its pastel painted beach huts, crazy golf and wide sandy beaches. Once a busy commercial port, Bude blossomed as a holiday destination in the 19th century when the train came to town and tourists took their first tentative dips in the Atlantic. Today the town still retains that air of genteel charm putting it somewhere between up-to-date resort and nostalgic getaway. The town’s beaches (there are two massive sandy ones) are perfect for long summer days building sandcastles or getting in some surf lessons.

The town centre has a good mix of independent shops so you won’t go short of souvenirs. From the town there are great walks along the highest sea cliffs in Cornwall. Nearby you’ll find some titbits of local history and some of the most dramatic beaches in the county.

Camelford (11 miles)
Camelford© Matt Jessop & Visit Cornwall

The ancient town of Camelford, historically a vital crossing point on the River Camel, was formally an important market town and due to its position on the main route into Cornwall and with the patronage of local MPs flourished which is reflected in some of the fine old buildings that line the main street.

The public park here by the river is a great stopping off point to enjoy some homemade pasties from the local bakery. The town is often reputed to be the location for heroic King Arthur’s Court of Camelot although the name Camelford is more likely a corruption from old Cornish. However, legend has it that King Arthur met his death at the hands of his nephew Mordred in a battle fought at the nearby village of Slaughterbridge where today you can find ‘Arthur’s Tomb’ marked by inscribed stone that dates back 1,500 years.

Tintagel (12 miles)
Tintagel© Visit Cornwall

Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Tintagel has dramatic sea views both from the castle ruins on the headland and island. This is a spectacular place, steeped in myths and mystery, and has inspired artists and writers throughout history who have associated it with the legend of King Arthur.

Tintagel Castle is steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit nearby Merlin’s Cave. The castle also features in the tale of Tristan and Isolde. With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west.

Launceston (16 miles)
Launceston© Visit Cornwall

Walk around the narrow streets of Launceston and you get a real sense of the town’s ancient history. Up on the hill is a Norman castle and nearby prison, where notables including George Fox of the Quaker movement was imprisoned. Overlooking the rolling countryside, you can see remains of the defensive wall that once circled the town, there’s a 14th century gatehouse into the old town and tucked away below the castle is a row of grand houses that Sir John Betjeman described as the loveliest Georgian street in Cornwall.

Still a hub of activity, Launceston serves the local agricultural community who come to the town from miles around so you’ll find traditional butchers and bakers along with independent shops selling everything from second hand books to pet supplies. The indoor Friday Market at St Mary’s Hall selling locally produced food, plants and an assortment of crafts and the market held in the Town Square every month give a window into rural life in Cornwall that stays traditional and friendly.

Port Isaac (20 miles)
Port Isaac© Visit Cornwall

Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community in north Cornwall and home to the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. It’s a truly picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour where you can watch local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters.

Port Isaac is set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery on Cornwall’s North coast with two beautiful ports nearby; Port Quin and Port Gaverne.

Wadebridge (22 miles)
Wadebridge© Ron Strutt & Visit Cornwall

Located just inland on the Camel River estuary and once famous as a centre for wool production, Wadebridge is now a lively hub of the north coast. It’s the starting point for the most popular stretch of the Camel Cycle Trail. The town also provides a stop off point for visitors heading for the North coast, famous for big surf and beaches. Here you’ll find all you need for a picnic, tonight’s dinner or something chic for the beach as the streets are full of independent shops and boutiques.

The Wadebridge and Bodmin Railway Line was opened in 1834 and was one of the first built in the world, it carried the first steam trains in Cornwall and was the first in West Britain to carry passengers. In 1967 the North Cornwall line was closed for all passenger services and the route is now known as the Camel Trail and is popular with both walkers and cyclists.

Padstow (30 miles)
Padstow© Adam Gibbard & Visit Cornwall

Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day. This foodie destination with popular eateries such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, is the start and end point for the Camel Cycle Trail and a good base for water sports.

For some of the cliff scenes the filming action moved to the Padstow area. Fans of north Cornwall will recognise Levlizzick, and the spectacular views across the Camel Estuary and Tregirls beach.

Within 30 miles

Raven Surf School, Widemouth Bay (7 miles)
Raven Surf School© Raven Surf School

Fun surfing lessons! Mike Raven former English, British and European surfing champion welcomes you to his Surf School in beautiful Bude, Cornwall.

Join Mike and his team of qualified lifeguards and surfing instructors at the stunning Widemouth Bay beach.
Surfing lesson group sizes are very small and they offer an excellent student to instructor ratio, offering surf lessons at the safest beach location in the Bude area.

Tel: 07860 465 499

Atlantic Glass Studio, Bude (10 miles)
Atlantic Glass Studio© Atlantic Glass Studio

The Atlantic Glass Studio is an exciting workshop and studio situated alongside the edge of the canal at Bude in Cornwall, with views out across Summerleaze Beach to the Atlantic.

The work is diverse and incorporates different glass working techniques. Inspiration is drawn from the beautiful coast and countryside that surrounds the studio and the wild ocean on the doorstep.The studio is a collaboration of four local artists specialising in working in glass, pearls, silver and other metals and materials. They produce beautiful pieces of art and jewellery, some of the work is created in their home studios and some in Atlantic Glass studio, they take it in turns to be in the studio so if you visit you can often watch an artist at work.

The old Forge, Lower Wharf, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LD

Geology Walks, Bude (10 miles)
Geology Walks, Bude© Geolastica Ltd

Bude and the surrounding area is one of the most fascinating geological areas in Cornwall. Special geology walks with Dr Roger Higgs, our friendly local expert, come highly recommended should you want to discover more.

Two hour Bude Geological Walks are offered all year, currently on Thursday afternoon at 2pm, starting from Bude Tourist Information Centre. £15 adults (16 and older); £8 children (7 - 15). Advance booking required. Sorry, no dogs are allowed and children must be at least 7 years old.

Private walks at other times can be arranged for 1-25 people, including schools, colleges and universities.

Bude Tourist Information Centre, The Crescent, Bude EX23 8LE
Tel:  01288 354 240

Cornwall At War Museum, Davidstow (14 miles)
Cornwall At War Museum© Cornwall At War Museum

The Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum is located on part of the old WW2 airfield RAF Davidstow Moor.  The museum, which covers about two acres, officially opened in June 2008 with just a few buildings and artifacts but since then has grown year by year. There are now 18 separate buildings (including four of the original buildings from the 1940s) and literally thousands of items for the visitor to see as well as other larger exhibits in the museum grounds. 

The starting point of a visit to the Cornwall at War Museum is the cinema which has a film showing how the museum started – useful for comparing the images of the previously derelict buildings with what you will see later on!  Most of the buildings have audio/video systems which will increase both your understanding of the content and also your enjoyment of the visit.

Nottles Park, Davidstow, Camelford PL32 9YF
Tel: 07799 194 918

Bude Canoe Experience, Holsworthy (16 miles)
Bude Canoe Experience© Bude Canoe Experience

A Bude Canoe Experience is great fun for everyone at one of our lovely locations in Bude or the North Devon and Cornwall area! No experience or special clothing required. You will learn the basics of canoe paddling and head off on a canoe journey to explore, see local wildlife, and practice your new canoeing skills.

All locations are gorgeous, have a terrific amount of wildlife and interesting history. You will see the countryside from a new and exciting perspective. Common sights include jumping fish, Heron, Kingfisher, Moorhen, Coot, Cormorant, Grebe, Sand Piper, Warblers, Ducks, Geese, Dragon fly, and if you are really lucky may be an Otter or Water Vole! The experience includes all equipment and Paul as your fully qualified and personal guide.

Southcombe Farm, Staddon Road, Holsworthy EX22 6NH
Tel: 07595 922 248

Bodmin Jail (24 miles)
Bodmin Jail© Bodmin Jail

Visit the cold dank cells, look up at the thin rays of light filtering through a small barred window and imagine being sentenced to even a week in such desolation, a very lonely life with the knowledge each day would bring more of the same cold, hunger and hard labour on the treadmill as a civil prisoner, or “cannon ball” catch for naval prisoners; designed to keep you fit for battle on your release.

All are welcome at Bodmin Jail. Come and enjoy a walk round the outside of the Jail, see the only working execution pit in the UK, and our stables gift shop without charge. For a more in depth look, and to experience our visitor attraction, please see the prices below. All funds generated at the Jail go to the renovation of this important historic building.

Adult (16+) £10, Children 5-15 £7.50, Children under 5 free, Concessions (65 and over) £8.50, Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £32.00

Bodmin Jail, Berrycoombe Road, Bodmin PL31 2NR
Tel: 01208 76292

Trago Mills, Liskeard (29 miles)
Trago Mills© Google

Discover and explore Trago’s original Cornish discount store in the picturesque wooded Glynn Valley, on the A38 between Liskeard and Bodmin. You’ll find great deals across thousands of products for you, your home and garden...and much more!

Feeling hungry? There's plenty of delicious, freshly prepared, home-style options available in the Keg & Kettle Restaurant - or tuck into a light meal, snack or traditional Cornish Cream Tea in the Aviary Tea Rooms. Our Fit T Bust takeaway is now open until 7.45pm on Monday - Friday and until 5.30pm on Saturdays. Sunday trading hours remain unchanged.

If you need some extra relaxation after your shop, you can stroll along our our beautiful Riverside Walk, where there are seating areas, a play area for the kids and space for you to have a picnic or BBQ.

Trago, Two Waters Foot, Liskeard PL14 6HY
Tel: 01579 348 877

Lady Mary Fishing Trips, Padstow (30 miles)
Lady Mary Fishing Trips© Lady Mary

Lady Mary in Padstow is available for all types of fishing and leisure trips including sharking, bassing, dolphin watching, sightseeing and puffin watching. Lady Mary is an Evolution 38, designed and built locally by Paul Ching. She is a fast and safe angling platform with all the latest safety and electronic equipment for offshore angling. Toilet facilities are on board. All tackle can be provided or you are welcome to bring your own.

Jim West, the skipper has been chartering his boats for over 7 years and has fished salt and fresh water for most of his life, mostly in North Cornwall but also in Ireland, America and Africa. The types of fishing available are 4, 8 or 10 hour trips. Porbeagle or blue shark, wreck and reef fishing are our most popular trips in mid July to the end of August. We also do many 4 hour trips to encourage the novice angler the sport of deep sea fishing.

Tel: 01208 812 099

The information is provided to the best of our knowledge and may be subject to change. We take no responsibility for any changes or errors in the information provided.