If you wanted, you could park your car in front of the house and not use it for the rest of your stay!!
Chi an Gover is just a 5-minute walk to Crooklets beach which has a pub, the Crooklets Inn, a funky Chicken and Rum restaurant and two wonderful beach-front cafes. Rosies and Crooklets Cafe. Crooklets is the smaller of the town’s beaches and has lifeguards on duty throughout the main season. It’s a great surfing beach and earned the nickname ‘Britain’s Bondi’!
Sainsburys supermarket, on the northern edge of the town centre can be reached in less than 10 minutes by walking up alongside the golf course. Once there, the rest of the town centre shops and cafes are just another minute’s walk away.
The coast path can also be picked up at Crooklets with a stunning, one-mile clifftop path to Northcott Mouth to the north or a paved, wheelchair-friendly, scenic path over the cliffs, past Bude Sea Pool and into town. Along this route you’ll pass three more fabulous restaurants, Life’s a Beach, The Beach and The Deck. Cross over Sumerleaze beach and head towards Compass Point (a folly known as the ‘Pepperpot) and you’ll be rewarded with the iconic view of Bude Bay with its breakwater, the harbour of little fishing boats and the unique sea lock. From here there is a wonderful circular walk over the cliffs to Widemouth Bay, then inland over farmland before picking up the towpath at Helebrideg for the gentle stroll back into town. There are also numerous ‘short-circuits’ on the route if you don’t feel up to the full 5-mile circuit.
Bude is a fabulous little town and visitors love it. Once visited, guests tend to return year after year and so do their children when they get to the age! Come and see for yourself!