The Beach Haven is owned by us, Tim and Maria Martindale and it was our own home for twenty years. We then had the opportunity to buy the house that Tim was born in, so now we live just a couple of hundred metres distance away as the crow flies! Far enough for privacy but close enough to be on hand if necessary!

The best way to contact us is on Tim’s mobile,

07530 508350

but you could alternatively try our landline: 01288 356572

or by email to:

The Beach Haven can be found at the following address:
6 Gurney Close, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8SH

Our administrative address is:
Trenance, 18 Ocean View Road, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8NN

Tim is a photographer, well known for his images of Cornwall. A native of Bude and a lover of the great outdoors, he volunteered for the Bude Coastguard Search and Rescue team for 17 years, having previously served as a member of the town’s RNLI inshore lifeboat crew. His knowledge of the area is second to none so if you’re in need of some advice and inspiration for where to explore, he’s your man! You can get him on 07530 508350.

_7005364Maria has now retired having previously been a HR manager in a child-care environment. Originally from Derby, she’s lived in Cornwall for over 40 years. She’s a foodie and a keen gardener and she’ll happily point you in the right direction for the best local foods, beers, cider and wines! If you need to, you can text her on 07989 471550.


The third member of our team was Finlay, our ten-year-old golden retriever. Sadly he passed away in the summer of 2021 so we currently no longer have a canine meeter and greeter. That might change in the future – but not just yet. 🙁