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Bude is the UK’s Best Seaside Town – Official!

We are delighted and proud that Bude has regained its title as ‘The Best UK Seaside Town’ in the 2018 British Travel Awards. That makes it three times in the last four years we’ve won the Award! Proof, if you needed it, that Bude is indeed the best place to take your holiday! They say […]

Aerial photos of Bude

I excited to be able to show you aerial photos of Bude and the area from new an unusual viewpoints with my new flying camera! This should also extend to some videos when I’ve learned how to edit them properly!! Due to time constraints and some unfavourable weather of late, I’ve not had much of […]

The Crooklets pillbox

We have the exciting prospect of The Bude at War Weekend coming up on September 16th/17th. In preparation for that, the Second World War Crooklets pillbox overlooking the beach has been opened again for the first time in many years. Before it was blocked up I have distinct memories of playing in it as a […]

The Joy of Spring in Cornwall

Don’t you just love Spring in Cornwall? With the spring equinox behind us, Easter just ahead of us and with the clocks sprung forward, this is a lovely positive time of the year. The clifftops will shortly become a riot of colour as the wildflowers burst into bloom; the grass is greening up; the evenings […]

Bude is once again voted the UK’s Top Coastal Resort!

We are delighted and proud that Bude has, for the second year running been voted ‘The Best UK Coastal Resort’ in the British Travel Awards. In addition to that, Cornwall has also been voted ‘The Best UK County/Destination’. Proof, if you needed it, that this indeed the best place to take your holiday! Click any […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Christmas and New Year 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 […]

An Autumn Holiday in Cornwall

It’s always sad when the end of summer edges closer, particularly when it’s been as lovely as this one, but in Cornwall the sadness doesn’t last too long because an autumn holiday has a special place in our hearts. With the crowds long since departed you can now now experience Cornwall as the locals do – peaceful, […]

A Cornish Cream Tea at The Rustic Tea Garden

We consider a walk to the Rustic Tea Garden to be an essential part of your holiday at The Beach Haven for a number of different reasons! Firstly, its a fabulous little walk; half a mile to the beach and then another mile over the National Trust cliffs to Northcott Mouth, with great views of coast and […]