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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Bude Sea Pool is a beautiful tidal swimming pool on the beach at this popular seaside town in North Cornwall. The Sea Pool is... more » Owner description: Bude Sea Pool is a beautiful tidal swimming pool on the beach at this popular seaside town in North Cornwall. The Sea Pool is part-natural and partially man-made. It was created in the 1930s under the cliffs on Summerleaze Beach, within easy strolling distance of the town centre, to provide safe bathing in sea water, but away from the dangerous currents in the bay. It is topped up at high tide by the Atlantic Ocean. The spacious Pool provides plenty of room for paddling or serious swimming: inflatables, snorkels surfboards and even scuba divers are welcome – just be considerate of other users, please. The Sea Pool is open throughout the year and is FREE for all to enjoy. Lifeguards are on duty at peak times. Children must be accompanied at the Sea Pool at all times. « less
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Bude Geological Walks are led by Dr Roger Higgs (DPhil Oxon 1986), a consulting geologist who has travelled the world for 25... more » Owner description: Bude Geological Walks are led by Dr Roger Higgs (DPhil Oxon 1986), a consulting geologist who has travelled the world for 25 years (and continues to do so) as a consultant for oil companies. In the 1980s Roger studied the spectacular Bude cliffs for his doctoral thesis, and now chooses to live here, 300 yards from the Atlantic surf, running his one-man consultancy 'Geoclastica Ltd'. Bude Geo-Walks operate all year (except when Roger is called overseas), currently departing on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10am from Bude Tourist Information Centre. These fascinating 2-hour guided strolls along the beach examine Bude’s dramatic cliffs, made of hard sandstone and mudstone beds, zig-zag folded by England colliding with France 300 million years ago, long before dinosaurs existed. Geo-Walkers learn how these beds were first deposited as soft sand and mud in tropical “Lake Bude”, home to Bude’s own unique fossil fish, Cornuboniscus budensis, unique in the world and now on display in Bude Castle Heritage Centre. « less
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The Gildhouse is a fully restored Tudor Gildhouse, c. 1540, open on Wednesdays from 10 am - 4pm throughout the summer. Free... more » Owner description: The Gildhouse is a fully restored Tudor Gildhouse, c. 1540, open on Wednesdays from 10 am - 4pm throughout the summer. Free admission, guided tours etc plus a full education programme for schools. « less
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Castles; Landmarks
Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Museums
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Nature and Parks
Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Biking Trails
Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Beaches
Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: ‘Atlantic Glass Studio’ is an exciting workshop based on the edge of the old canal at Bude and with views out across... more » Owner description: ‘Atlantic Glass Studio’ is an exciting workshop based on the edge of the old canal at Bude and with views out across Summerleaze Beach to the Atlantic. It is a collaboration of 4 local artists specialising in working with glass, pearls, silver and other metals producing beautiful pieces of art and jewellery. « less
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Bude
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
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