Friday 29 July 2022

Photos of Bude Cornwall

While staying in the Bude area, on Cornwall's north coast, the nearest beach to us was Crooklets. Lots of damp sand at low tide and quite a few beach huts all standing neatly to attention.

Not somewhere we lingered for long but the Café did have a tempting rum and raisin ice cream.

From here we often walked across Summerleaze Down, with it's views out to sea. No, that isn't me in shorts and and a pink hat!


There is a memorial, photo as above, on the cliff top which might interest USA readers. The wording isn't too clear so I have copied it out in full.

"In grateful and fond memory of the men of the American 2nd Ranger Battalion who were billeted with local families in order to complete their training on the cliffs and beaches of Bude for the D Day mission attacking the German Coastal battery at Pointe du Hoc high on the Normandy cliffs on 6th June, 1944.

They were led by Colonel James Rudder one of America's most decorated soldiers. Although they sustained heavy losses the attack was a complete success".

Rangers lead the Way
We will remember them

Back to walking across Summerleaze Down. Looking from the cliffs the Bude Sea Pool can be seen - as below.

Another  landmark on a high point of the Down is the flagpole in the next photo.

The flagpole is actually a mast of the Bude ketch Elizabeth, which was wrecked on the rocks beneath Summerleaze Point on February 12th, 1912

A few Bude houses

On the sand two RNLI vehicles - The Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Next two photos of fishing bits and pieces.

A view across to Compass Point.

Now we have the Castle Bude a Grade 2 listed building built in 1830 by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. It is now a heritage centre with free admission.

This is the 18th century Nanny Moore's Bridge. I wrote a post about the bridge back in 2019see here.

And that's it for today - other some artwork on the kitchen wall where we were staying and, yes, it was a Happy Place for us - as the blue artwork suggests.

Thanks for visiting my blog. 
All good wishes ~ Mike.


  1. Hello Mike, thank you for sharing your happy place. The sea pool looks so inviting in that lovely photo. I hope you didn't mix rum and raisin ice cream with stand up paddle boarding :0 ;) How extraordinary that the pole on the hill is actually a mast from a 1912 shipwreck! Good to know the castle admission is free. Lulu :) x

    1. Being near the sea is always a happy place for me. I wouldn't dare paddle board after too many ice creams! I found it interesting about the flag pole - always something to discover in Cornwall. Trust all is well, enjoy the new week.

  2. Lots to see & enjoy in your post from Bude Mike. I love seeing beach huts, always so colourful, as are the houses later in your post. The RNLI are building a new lifeboat station here at Cleethorpes complete with a launching ramp, to replace the inshore inflateable boats. I've already started photographing the building progress for a blog post when completed.
    The artwork in your holiday accomodation reminds me of when I was a kid, I hated getting sand in my toes!
    I can't imagine what it must have been for the American Rangers climbing the Normandy cliffs.
    Fishing paraphernalia is always a draw for me and a must photograph subject. Lovely photo's Mike, enjoy the coming week. 😊 🐕 🐢

    1. Hello David. Beach huts are always appealing and I remember reading that some in Mudeford near Christchurch in Dorset are selling for silly prices: half a million and so on. That new lifeboat station you mention is interesting, look forward to seeing the details on your blog. Right from a child in West London I always wanted to live near the sea and opportunities opened up for me to live in Poole, Dorset, North Devon and, of course, now, my favourite - Cornwall. Hope you have a good week, the sun is out at the moment here..



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