Saturday, 18 May 2019

Chapel Rock Watches Over The Unspoiled Bude Coastline The Unspoilt Bude Coastline

Chapel Rock, Bude, Cornwall

This is part of the harbour at Bude, Cornwall. The mound, in the photo above, is known as Chapel Rock. It is said that there was once a hermitage on top of the rock - but this may well be just one of 'those' stories.

The photo below was taken in the 1890s so not much has changed.
1890s photo of Chapel Rock, Bude
Chapel Rock is linked by a breakwater which gives some protection to the shoreline from the strong Atlantic winds.

Breakwater and Chapel Rock, Bude, Cornwall

The winds, though, are ideal for surfers and bodyboarders 

Beach and surfers at Bude, Cornwall

The RNLI lifeguards were on duty as the sea was beginning to get choppy.

RNLI doing a rescue at Bude

The RNLI orange dinghy has a special bit of equipment to get the dinghy back to dry land.

RNLI returning to beach

Looking down from the clifftop on Chapel Rock, Bude. It was beginning to rain slightly.

Viewing Chapel Rock and breakwater from cliffs at Bude, Cornwall

And finally looking across the shoreline and cliffs from Bude. 

Looking out to sea from cliffs at Bude, Cornwall


  1. Unspoilt and very blustery, Cornwall must be super for the surfbording community.

    1. Hello David, thanks. There are some great surfing beaches - not that I surf! Newquay classes itself as the England's surfing capital.



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