Bude boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the South West
(PRWEB UK) 15 July 2011
The pretty seaside town of Bude has enjoyed decades of vibrant holiday trade and to this day, retains its popularity as one of the leading UK holiday destinations. With many choosing to spend their breaks a little closer to home, this characterful North Cornish town is a hive of activity throughout the year, as visitors flock to the area to enjoy its traditional appeal.
Bude boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the South West; situated on the cusp of the Devon boarder, its backdrop is rugged and haunting. With dramatic, imposing cliffs possessing a history of some 300 million years and set against the stark contrast of a vast stretch of golden sandy beach, the area looks preserved in time.
The South West Coast Path runs right through Bude and offers fantastic walks featuring the most awe-inspiring views across the cliffs and stunning shoreline below. Notorious for shipwrecks throughout the 19th century, countless vessels have run aground on Bude’s spectacular, yet hostile coastline and the most famous wreck, the ‘Bencoolin’ can still be witnessed by visitors today, as its figurehead sits in the local churchyard.
The area was transformed in the early 19th century, when the canal was built; designed to transport sea-sand inland for farmers to use as fertilizer, it’s now been restored following an investment from the National Lottery. This regeneration has ensured that the canal is back to working order and can be enjoyed by visitors and residents for many years to come.
Bude plays host to many events throughout the year, but the towns biggest crowd puller is the jazz festival. Now in its 20th year, this popular celebration of music brings the essence of New Orleans to North Cornwall. With artists and bands travelling from around the globe to celebrate classic jazz on the last weekend of August, this delightful seaside town transforms into a hub of lively sound and colour.
For holiday-makers, there are a great many benefits in choosing a Bude get-away and with such unspoiled beauty on offer, it’s no wonder the area has enjoyed buoyant trade and a resurgence of visitors throughout the last year.
Local company, Farm and Cottage Holidays is this summer celebrating its 5th year of successful business in Bude. With a town centre location and a portfolio featuring some of the finest self-catering holiday cottages in Bude, the business has sustained high levels of demand for its properties, with the past year being the busiest yet.
A family run and owned holiday cottage rental specialist with over 30 years of experience, Farm & Cottage Holidays offer a collection of around 1200 of the finest cottages in the South West. View the diverse collection, check availability and book securely online at http://www.holidaycottages.co.uk or, with lines open 7 days a week, you can speak to a member of the team on 01237 426269.