The hottest of Cornish hotspots, The Beach at Bude is a skilfully updated Victorian house that retains its original character along with decoration that feels fresh and modern and looks the epitome of seaside chic. The groovy Beach Bar positively hums at weekends, with its inventive cocktail menu and summer terrace. The hotel has a resplendent position, with views over Summerleaze Beach and the spectacular scenery around Bude. There are five types of room: Classic, Classic Plus, Superior, Deluxe and family-friendly suites. Opt for one in the top two categories if you can – they have the sea views. All are decorated in a breezy New England style, furnished with Lloyd Loom chairs, limed oak furniture and Vispring beds. Don’t miss lunch or dinner in the AA-two-rosette restaurant, where head chef Joe Simmonds, (who’s becoming a regular on the food festival circuit), has a passion for developing menus made from fresh local ingredients.
Doubles from £125
+44 (0)1288 389800; thebeachatbude.co.uk
The unbeatable views of the sun setting over Summerleaze Beach and the ocean, best enjoyed from the expansive terrace.
Baked stone bass fillet, with basil pomme puree; mussel, chorizo, butterbean and tomato cassoulet; confit onions; red pepper mayonnaise; and a herb crust at the hotel’s restaurant.
to use, semi-natural pool providing a safe place to give open water swimming a go.
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The hotel is just a short stroll from Bude Sea Pool, a partially man-made tidal swimming pool, nestled under cliffs near Summerleaze Beach.
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