Accommodation near the South West Coast Path in Bude
Walking the South West Coast Path from Bude
Walking north towards Hartland Quay
For those setting out northwards from Bude, the South West Coast Path offers a good (if strenuous) day’s walking along the clifftops dropping down into picturesque rocky coves and beaches including Northcott Mouth, Sandy Mouth and the delightful Duckpool. Those returning to Bude may want to turn around once they reach the village of Morwenstow, or venture inland to walk a circuit through wooded valleys around Coombe or Stowe.
For those walking the full length of the South West Coast Path, Hartland Quay might be a sensible target, some 15 miles from Bude. It’s a tough section, but you should be rewarded for your efforts with fantastic views of the Atlantic breakers crashing onto the rocks.
Walking south towards Crackington Haven
The South West Coast Path heading south from Bude starts easily on a grassy bank above the Bude Beaches, but quickly climbs onto high cliffs before dropping down into the sweeping expanse of Widemouth Bay.
If you can resist the temptation to stop at one of the many cafes and restaurants along this section, then those looking for a circular walk could return via the picturesque village of Marhamchurch a few miles inland.
Those continuing on the South West Coast Path will climb onto high cliffs with fantastic views over the Atlantic before reaching the lovely community at Crackington Haven.
Circular walks from Bude
Even if you’re not walking the South West Coast Path, if you stay at Surf Haven in Bude, there are a wide variety of walks available – all starting from our front door.
A number of circular routes taking in the tow path along the canal, atmospheric local villages, steep wooded valleys and hilltops offering fantastic views in every direction can be reached with something suitable for those of every ability. We’ll be happy to advise you on the different options available to you.
About our accommodation near the South West Coast Path
What our guests say about Surf Haven
“The best bed & breakfast we’ve ever stayed in: Faultless. Booking by phone, no problems. Hearty welcome. Amazing room. Spotless. Sea view, just. Excellent breakfast, fresh local produce. Five minutes walk to beach and town centre. Fantastic location.“
“A warm and friendly welcome from Caroline and Peter who made us tea, coffee and biscuits when we arrived. Pretty and spotless bedrooms with very comfy beds, great breakfast. Level walk to Crooklets Beach and near town . We will be back!“
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“A great location, not more than 100 yards from the beach on flat ground, with ample parking. Accommodation is first class, with a really clean and fresh feel. This is one of the very best experiences we have had for seaside accommodation.“