self-catering holiday cottage close to beach & town

'a home where your heart lies'

Our Guests

It’s not always easy to write about your own business but fortunately our guests are very good about doing that for us! Here are the most recent entries from our Guest Book. Some common themes are: Great location Ideal for multi-generation families A well-equipped home-from-home A great welcome Have a read and decide for yourself. www.thebeachhaven.co.uk […]

Beach Life

We’ve had a beautiful few days recently: hot and sunny, exactly what a summer holiday in Cornwall should be like! Here are a few photos from Bude and Widemouth taken on Monday. We defy anyone not to want to holiday in Bude with scenes like this all around! Take a few minutes looking at these and consider […]

The Garden at Midsummer

The garden at The Beach Haven is definitely at it’s best in late spring and early summer. Maria loves her Old English roses and they’re now in full bloom in the front and back gardens. After mowing the lawns on Saturday morning, I thought I’d point the camera a few – and the multi-coloured hydrangeas at […]

The Cornish Cream Tea

All you wanted to know about a cream tea but were afraid to ask! The Cornish Cream Tea is truly a thing of splendour but, unwittingly, you could be munching your way through a minefield! Why? Well because both the Cornish and Devon folk claim it as there own. Sadly, of course, the Devon folk are […]

Filming Doc Martin in Cornwall

Cornwall is frequently a backdrop to some well-loved TV programmes and films. The long-running comedy, Doc Martin, is probably the best known of all. It’s been an international hit for years and tourist flock to visit it’s fictitious fishing village ‘Portwenn’ Doc Martin   The show’s central character, Doc Martin (played by Martin Clunes) is […]

Filming Poldark in Cornwall

The fact that Cornwall is such a beautiful and photogenic county has not been lost on the folks in the world of TV and cinema. Poldark has recently been a huge hit! Poldark Most recently, as I’m sure you’re well aware, Poldark fever has swept the country, and although we are biased, we thought the new adaption was […]

New photos

We’ve recently taken the opportunity to take a few new photos of The Beach Haven. It’s amazing how quickly they become out of date. We’ve only made small changes and updates to the accommodation but they all add up. We hope you like them! Click any of the photos to open as a slideshow. Photography […]

High Tide at Trebarwith Strand

Trebarwith Strand is a lovely little spot about 20 minutes drive down the coast from The Beach Haven. At low tide there is a wonderful, wide beach and at high tide it looks like this! The Port William pub sits just to the right of this video and there aren’t many better spots to eat […]

A Delightful Family Blog

One of our regular guests (who has just booked her fourth visit to The Beach Haven) has produced a delightful family blog and three of her most recent posts have been about what they got up to on their latest visit to Bude. They include a fabulous review of The Beach Haven too. Do take […]

A gorgeous sunset!

Few words are needed for this really. A short video from the sea pool of the sun setting tonight – and a cameo from a returning fishing boat.

Heavy swells on a spring day in north Cornwall

A couple of scenes from a lovely walk from Rocky Valley, along the cliffs past Bossiney and Tintagel to ‘Dunder Hole’ and the location of Tintagel YHA. There was a heavy swell just before the arrival of storm ‘Katie’.  

Happy Easter!

Well here we are at Easter already; the start of the new ‘season’. We’ve been busy during the quieter months and as you can see, The Beach Haven is now resplendent in its new cladding which, we hope you agree, looks much smarter than the old tired render! In addition, we’ve had a new condensing boiler […]

St Piran’s Day in Bude

Just a few photos from a lovely little St Piran’s Day dog-walk from the Beach Haven across Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches and back through town, in time for lunch. Perfect 🙂 We’ve still some availability in April if you want to take advantage of a Spring break. Check dates here and give us a ring for […]

Bude is the ‘Best Resort’ in the ‘Best County’: Official!

Some of us might have known this for some time but at the recent British Travel Awards, Bude won the vote for ‘Best UK Coastal Resort’ and Cornwall won the ‘Best County/Destination’ award. So if you were in any doubt about where to venture to for your holiday this year, rest assured you’ll be making […]

The Top Ten spots to visit in Cornwall this Autumn

Cornwall is a magical place in the autumn. We reckon that the north of the county has the has the most to offer at this time of year too. The wild, rugged and exposed north coast also boasts a number of steep-sided combes with fast flowing streams bordered by golden woodland and of course there is also the […]

Christmas in Bude

Christmas Day in Bude is a bit special! How so? Well at 11am on Christmas morning, Crooklets beach throngs with thousands of people watching hundreds of hardy and bonkers souls take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean – and no wetsuits are allowed! Organised by Bude Surf Lifesaving Club, the oldest such club in the […]

So what is so special about autumn in Cornwall?

With the kids now back at school we are now starting to get that lovely autumn feeling in Cornwall. It’s a popular time here. Apart from the odd week, we had solid bookings right up to the end of November last year and already this year September is full and a couple of October weeks […]

Holiday Cottage Cornwall

Holiday Cottage Cornwall Looking for the best  holiday cottage Cornwall can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. There are so many to choose from! The Beach Haven at Bude in north Cornwall is a four-bedroomed bungalow situated just a short ten minute walk from both town and beaches. We are also […]

Off-season downtime

We’ve been lucky at The Beach Haven, we don’t have too many weeks go by without visitors but January and February are usually good times to get a few jobs done. This winter we’ve replaced all three sets of patio doors and the front door. We’ve also re-tiled the en-suite and fitted a new shower […]

It’s Officially Spring!

Well, ok not quite. It’s tomorrow (20th) to be precise but it seems the sun hasn’t been prepared to wait. Yesterday and today have been glorious days. Unbroken and warm sunshine. We have guests coming to The Beach Haven on Saturday so I popped over today today to see how the newly tiled en-suite is […]