Freda’s a great host. Strongly recommended and excellent location.Mr Ridley
The Apartment Ruaival is a super seaside holiday home which is ideally located close to Crooklets Beach. Quality and good taste have created a well-equipped and comfortably furnished apartment, just a stone's throw from the ocean and beach. The bedrooms, although snug, are light and cosy and everything has been thought of to have a happy holiday. Outside you'll find a private courtyard area with a large four seater sofa and table and a lawn area for loungers and enjoying the beautiful view. From just outside this apartment is an absolutely stunning view it really is the best view of Crooklets beach you will find by a long way it is just a beautiful place to stay near the sea.
Tucked away in behind its big sister Ruaival, The Apartment is an absolute beach heaven. Just a few steps to Crooklets Beach, you can walk towards the Bude Sea Pool along to Summerleaze Beach, or head to Northcott Beach. The South West Coastal path is right here on your doorstep, you can walk on towards Widemouth Bay out beyond Bude, or head northwards towards the National Trust coves of Sandymouth and Duckpool. Literally is sandy toes and salty kisses just at the bottom of the drive.
private courtyard with table and four chairs.
sofa, TV, DVD, table and four chairs, electric feature fire, doors to courtyard.
electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, slimline dishwasher.
washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer.
twin beds (2'6), TV.
shower, WC and basin.
gas central heating, please note that the driveway is very steep in parts, WiFi, short breaks available.
Freda’s a great host. Strongly recommended and excellent location.Mr Ridley
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At low tide, a large expanse of golden sand is exposed, along with rocky outcrops which are great for rock pooling. The beach can be reached by a short walk over Summerleaze Down or down the hill from the town centre. Crooklets is very popular with surfers, but also perfect for families, with great facilities including a large car park, beach café, skate park, showers, and pubs close by. Dogs welcomed from October to Easter only.
Boasting the iconic Sea Pool, and only a five minute walk from the centre of Bude, Summerleaze Beach is Bude’s central hub of sand, surf and sun. It’s the first port of call for many visitors. Clean, safe and easy on the eye, Summerleaze Beach is a big hit with surfers, sun-bathers and families. However, it is the sheer variety of activities that mark Summerleaze as arguably one of the best beaches in Cornwall for outdoor pursuits and water sports. Dogs welcomed on leads from May to September and off the lead any time after this!
Stretching across one and a half miles of golden sands, Widemouth Bay is divided into two halves, the North beach and the South beach, separated by a natural barrier of rock known as Black Rock. As the tide retreats, amazing rock formations are exposed - perfect for rock-pooling!
Three miles North of Bude, is the small rocky beach Northcott Mouth, owmed by the National Trust. As the tide drops, the beach opens up to expansive sand with rock pools dotted all around - perfect for exploring. Dogs welcomed all year round.
Four miles North of Bude is the National Trust beach, Sandymouth. Backed by sweeping cliffs, this large sandy beach is popular all year round, especially with dog owners as it welcomes dogs year round.
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A castle built on sand! Built around 1830, the castle was formally the home of Victorian inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. It is now a heritage centre with exhibitions about Bude and Sir Goldsworthy Gurney.
Bude Bike Hire
Explore the surroundings of Bude on two wheels. A good selection of bikes are available for hire which suit all ages and most abilities.
Bude Sea Pool
Opened in 1930, this partially man-made tidal swimming pool in the rocks of Summerleaze Beach provides a lovely, safe place to swim when the sea is rough, or when it’s calm! The pool is open all year round, but of course depends on the state of the tide! www.budeseapool.org
Based near Summerlaze beach, Bude Surfing Experience provide water sports equipment hire and water sports lessons. Why not give surfing or stand up paddle-boarding a go? www.budesurfingexperience.co.uk
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A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Previous performers include Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, The XX and Eddie Izzard to name but a few. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.
June & July 2018
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Head to Mount Pleasant Eco Park to join in with the park's annual festival celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the caribbean. Enjoy live music, dance and food throughout the weekend.
13th - 15th July 2018
Every year Lusty Glaze beach hosts their Sundowner Sessions - an opportunity to watch your favourite artsits perform live in the stunning setting of the natural ampitheatre provided by the cliffs at Lusty Glaze.
22nd July 2018
Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this years 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay.
TBC August 2018
Join in with the carnival celebrations for a fun filled day of music, dance and competition!
Saturday 18th August
Top UK and international jazz, blues, swing and boogie bands make up the Bude Jazz festival, with over 120 events including street parades, late night jam sessions and a dance marquee.
28th - 31st August 2018
The World Bellyboard Championships is open to all ages and abilites and takes place at Chapel Porth, St Agnes. The only rules?... No wetsuits or surfboards allowed!
TBC September 2018
A three-day celebration of all things seafoodie! Barbecued fish on the beach; cooking demos from the best of the best; fish merchants selling the freshest seafood imaginable - ready for you to take back to your holiday home and cook up using your newly-learned skills!
7th - 9th September 2018
Celebrating the Cornish pasty and Cornwall's mining heritage, Redruth brings you a cultural three day event. Try your hand at pasty making, join the pilgrimage, and finish off with a concert to remember. Fun for all the family.
TBC September 2018
Amazing local produce, delicious fresh food and cookery demonstrations by Cornwall's best chefs.
Market located at Watergate Bay.
TBC Autumn 2017
Join Santa and his elves aboard his magical steam train as you journey through the Cornish countryside. Awaiting Santa on the platform, you'll be entertained with carols performed by Liskeard band. On the hour long journey, children will get to meet and greet Santa, recieve a present and have their photograph taken. The grown-ups aren't forgotten either - you'll recieve a mince pie and seasonal drink!
2nd Dec - 24th Dec 2018
Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th annual Padstow Christmas Festival. For your chance to see chef demonstartions, head to the festival stage or to the Sharp's Chefs' Theatre - the demonstartions are all free to attend!
Why not make the most of your visit to Padstow and pop into the Chrsitmas market where you will find an array of food goodies and handmade gifts to purchase. There will also be a selection of live music to enjoy, and you can take the children to meet Santa in his grotto!
6th Dec - 9th Dec 2018
Created by Cornwall’s award winning highly visual Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in Magic.
Pass through the Woodland Gate and follow the twisting path. Let the faeries and woodland spirits lead the way with stories and songs. Follow the wandering path and meet Old Man Winter who will weave a tale and reveal the path to your fantastical destination, an enchanted celebration, and a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.
8th Dec - 30th Dec 2018
Boscastle Walking Week is an annual event which has grown in popularity over the years. Organised by local people with local knowledge, everyone is welcome to join the organised walks for a small fee of £3-£5. You'll be guided on some of the most beautiful walks along the Cornish coastline, amid woods and streams and on rambles to secluded waterfalls. Celebrate the history of this stunning scenery as you learn about the famous author Thomas Hardy, who spent a year living in the area.
Bolster festival in St Agnes celebrates the demise of the legend of Bolster the giant. The community re-enact the life and downful of the giant as they parade through the streets and down to the cliffs overlooking Chapel Porth beach.
5th May 2019
A colourful tradition that takes place on the first day in May in the quaint harbour town of Padstow. The locals decorate the town with flags, flowers, greenery and a flagpole. The crowds are greeted by the swirling and dancing 'osses' who parade through the town, followed by the 'Teazer' who dances along behind.
Expect lots of dancing, singing and performance.
1st May 2019
This three-day event is the highlight of Cornwall's agricultural year, showcasing the very best of Cornwall's rural lifestyle. The event is packed with activities, competitions, food and craft demonstrations and stalls, displays, music, and, or course, lots of animals!
6th-8th June 2019
Live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.