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. It lies north of Widemouth Bay and is located along the A3073 road off the A39. Bude is twinned with Ergué-Gabéric in Brittany, France. Bude’s coast faces Bude Bay in the Celtic Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bude’s earlier importance was as a harbour, and then a source of sea sand useful for improving the moorland soil. The Victorians favoured it as a watering place, and it was a popular seaside destination in the 20th century.
Bude in North Cornwall is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the east. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn’t affected by the tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Watch out for rocks.
Surf Forecast for Bude, Cornwall
How to read this surf forecast
Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.
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|Last updated: 19-Aug-2018|