Bude is one of the top places to visit in Cornwall thanks to its great beaches which include the large Summerleaze beach and scenic Widemouth Bay. But where to stay in Bude? In this article, you’ll find a great selection of Airbnbs in Bude.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy cottage, a luxury apartment on the beach, or something in between, this list of Bude Airbnbs has something for everyone. Bude has consistently been voted one of the UK’s best seaside towns and there are plenty of great holiday homes on offer.
I’ve been visiting this area ever since I was young. It’s definitely one of my favorite beachside locations as there are so many great things to do in Bude.
Below you’ll find some brilliant accommodation options from budget central apartments to waterside houses with beach access, hot tubs, and even a private jetty.
15 Best Airbnbs in Bude
Here you’ll find some fantastic places to stay in Bude from holiday cottages to apartments, large homes, and more.
There are Bude Airbnbs to suit families, couples, and groups of friends as well as some cool options for digital nomads. Read on to find out more.
1. Central Bude Apartment
This great one-bedroom Airbnb in Bude is located a short walk from the beach and town center and suits active couples looking to get out and explore all Bude and the surrounding coastline has to offer.
Being in a central location is perfect for checking out some of my favorite spots in Bude such as the Brendon Arms on the canal. The bedroom has a king-size bed and there’s also a pull-out bed for those traveling with a young child.
This cozy home comes with everything you need for a comfortable stay including a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, unlimited WiFi, and an outside garden perfect for storing surfboards and beach accessories. Click here to find out more.
2. Ruaival Beach Apartment
This beach apartment is a fantastic Bude Airbnb option, and is mere steps away from the charming Crooklets beach in the north of the town. This is my favorite Bude beach thanks to the great waves and fewer tourists than the busier Summerleaze town beach.
There are two bedrooms and the property comfortably sleeps up to four people. The apartment comes with a private patio to the rear and an allocated outside lounge area with sea views to the front.
Inside, you’ll find an open-plan living space with a kitchenette, lounge, dining area, and utility room. The rear patio has outside seating and a dining table perfect for al-fresco dining on balmy Cornwall summer nights.
This is an excellent option for couples or small families. Click here to learn more.
3. Bude Holiday Cottage
This gorgeous 18th Century holiday cottage in Bude Cornwall is just steps from the canal and a five-minute walk to Summerleaze beach. The property has two bedrooms; a master double bedroom overlooking the canal and a single room that overlooks the backyard.
This cottage is in a part of Bude that I love thanks to the picturesque canal and great nearby eateries such as the quirky Barge Restaurant (you must try their fish and chips in Cornish ale batter).
There’s a kitchen with a gas oven, hob, and washer/dryer. Although a traditional cottage, it’s been stylishly decorated and furnished with mod-cons including a flatscreen TV, Bose sound system, and WiFi. The rear garden has outdoor seating and a barbecue perfect for summer evenings.
Click here to book this beautiful home.
4. Luxury Five-Bed Home
This enormous five-bedroom house at Widemouth Bay three miles from Bude is the perfect place for large families or groups. The property comes with access to the beach and a large rear garden with decking, outdoor seating, and a big lawn perfect for football and croquet.
Inside, you’ll find floor-to-ceiling windows with sumptuous views of the ocean and surrounding countryside, ideal for watching Cornwall’s impressive sunsets.
With four double bedrooms, the property comfortably sleeps up to 10 people, and there are three bathrooms so you won’t have to queue in the mornings.
This property is available for families and couples and is one of the best holiday homes in Bude thanks to its location next to the beach and its stunning views.
Click here to find out more about this stunning beachside property.
5. Little Dingles
This spacious one-bedroom detached house in a quiet rural setting is just the place for those wanting the ultimate relaxing break, whilst still being close to the town and all its amenities.
There are some great pubs nearby such as the Preston Gate Inn and Tree Inn just a ten to fifteen-minute walk away.
The open-plan living space includes a kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave, a dining area, and a cozy lounge. The bedroom includes a king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and there’s underfloor heating throughout the property.
The nearest beach is a twenty-minute walk away, so for those who don’t want to be driving too much, this is the perfect place with all you need for the perfect relaxing holiday. Click here to book.
6. Condo in Cornwall
This great two-bedroom Airbnb in Bude Cornwall is just a couple of minutes walk from the beach and all of the town’s amenities, shops, and restaurants. The property sleeps up to four people and comes with a large double bedroom and a smaller twin room.
Although it’s a little further away from the town than some of the more central options (though still within walking distance), this area benefits from being quieter at night. You’ve also got the pleasant Maere Lake right on the doorstep.
There’s an open-plan living area with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, lounge, and a set of patio doors with views toward the nearby golf course.
The property comes with a Smart TV, WiFi, and one allocated parking space. Click here to learn more.
7. Wilber Luxury Annex
This one-bedroom apartment is located in a quiet residential neighborhood just minutes from the town center and beach. The property comes with a private courtyard garden and a parking space for one vehicle.
This bright and airy property is perfect for couples wanting to be close to Bude’s beaches, pubs, and restaurants. I recommend this part of Bude just east of the canal as it’s quiet enough to not be disturbed in the evening but close enough to everything you might need for your time away.
It’s also a short walk from one of my favorite Bude nightspots the Bencoolen Inn (they serve great food too).
Inside, you’ll find everything you need for a comfortable stay including a kitchenette with hob, slow cooker, and microwave. The large double bedroom has a flatscreen TV, seating, and dining area, and patio doors to the pleasant courtyard, perfect for outside dining.
Click here to book this cozy Bude holiday apartment.
8. Ocean Breeze Bude
This beautiful two-bedroom second-floor apartment is located a few minutes walk from Crooklets beach (and the Crooklets Inn pub). Everything you need is just a short stroll away including central Bude and all its shops, eateries, and attractions.
This dog-friendly apartment has a spacious open-plan living room with patio doors opening onto a balcony. The property comes with one double and one twin bedroom and a bathroom featuring a bath and shower.
There’s a fully fitted kitchen with an oven, hob, grill, dishwasher, and a washer/dryer. Guests will also find a large TV with Netflix included and a selection of books and games to make use of. Click here to find out more.
9. Double En-Suite Loft Room
This stylish loft conversion sleeps two people and offers stunning views from the skylights out across the town and the Bude canal. The property is just a one-minute walk from Summerleaze beach and Bude High Street so all the shops, pubs, and restaurants are right on the doorstep.
The living space comes with a small kitchenette dining area and seating. There’s a large TV with Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Disney+ included, and unlimited WiFi.
This is the perfect cozy central location for couples. So long as you’re a cat-lover, this is one of the best Airbnbs in Bude for the price and convenient central location in one of my favorite parts of the town. Click here to book.
10. Beach Dreams Bude
Beach Dreams is located just 400 meters from Summerleaze beach making it the perfect place for those wanting to make the most of Bude’s golden sands and clear waters. The apartment is situated in an old victorian townhouse and sits above a cafe where the smell of freshly ground coffee will welcome you in the morning.
The property is dog friendly (two are allowed) and comes with a double bedroom, lounge, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen.
You’ll be treated to a stunning panorama out to Compass Point and the ocean beyond. This Airbnb in Bude is a great option for couples who want everything on their doorstep. Click here to find out more.
11. The Annex
The Annex is one of the best homes for rent in Bude thanks to its fantastic location a few minutes walk from the town center and beaches.
The kitchen has recently been refurbished and comes with an American fridge/freezer with an ice maker (perfect for summer cocktails), a washing machine, and a dining area.
There’s a spacious lounge with a 42″ TV that comes with Amazon Prime and Netflix. The double bedroom has a large kingsize bed and an en-suite bathroom with a large, walk-in shower.
Outside, you can enjoy a private garden with a lawn, decking, and an outdoor dining area – perfect for al-fresco dining. Dogs are welcome at this Bude Cornwall Airbnb. Click here to check the price.
12. The Old Steam Laundry
This spacious four-bedroom home sits right on Bude canal and has its very own jetty complete with a rowing boat for guests’ use (at your own risk and life jackets must be worn).
The property sleeps up to 10 people so it’s perfect for large families and groups of friends. The large home is situated in a quiet canal-side location, but no more than a few minutes walk (or paddle) from the shops, restaurants, and beaches of Bude.
This is one of the most scenic parts of Bude and I love spending time around the canal when I’m not at the beach (or in the pub).
There’s a large kitchen and dining room that seats 10 people, excellent for entertaining. The property comes with three bathrooms (one en suite), a small courtyard, and outside seating on the jetty.
Click here to find out more about this beautiful Bude Airbnb.
13. Ocean Spray
This three-floor holiday apartment in Bude comes with a large hot tub and decking area – exceptional ingredients for lazy summer evenings. The property comes with four bedrooms and sleeps up to eight people.
This holiday home is newly renovated with a large, open-plan living space downstairs. There are three bedrooms (one king and two twin rooms) on the first floor, and a large double bedroom with an en suite on the top floor.
The outside decking has two seating areas around the hot tub which comfortably fits up to six people. The property comes with a fully fitted kitchen, an indoor fireplace, and private parking.
Click here to book this fantastic Airbnb in Bude.
14. Central Bude Apartment
This centrally located two-bedroom apartment has two bathrooms and sleeps up to four guests. This ground-floor home has a large, open-plan living area, kitchen and dining room, and two double bedrooms (one with an en suite bathroom).
This is one of my favorite parts of Bude as it’s near the picturesque river and canal, and has some great pubs nearby (check out the Bencoolen Inn – a great option for some pub grub).
Central Bude, Summerleaze beach, the sea pool, and all the town’s amenities, pubs, restaurants, and shops are within walking distance; making it a smart place to stay if you’re staying in Bude and are after everything on your doorstep. Click here to find out more.
15. Caravan Stay
If you’re looking for something a little quirky, then this static caravan at the Bude Holiday Resort is a great option. The resort offers on-site entertainment, shops, cafes, restaurants, and a heated outdoor swimming pool.
With Bude just one mile away and beaches and the coast path nearby, this is a great option for those looking to experience the best of the Cornish outdoors.
The caravan comes with two bedrooms, a bathroom with a shower, a kitchenette, and a seating/dining area. Click here to book.
Best Areas to Stay in Bude
Here’s a breakdown of the best areas and neighborhoods to stay in for tourists. Bude is a small town so everything is easily reachable on foot, and it has great public transport links to the rest of the county.
Town Center: Best For First-Time Visitors
The town center has everything you could possibly need for a great seaside holiday. With lots of independent shops, some great dining options, and of course plenty of pubs, the town center is the perfect place to stay for first-time visitors to Bude.
One of the quirkier restaurants in Bude is The Barge, which is located on a converted canal boat. Be sure to check out the fantastic Brendon Arms for the best in Cornish beer, cider, and wines, plus a hearty and inexpensive pub menu.
For lunch, I recommend the (Cornish) Davidstow cheddar and red onion marmalade sandwich, one of my favorite lunchtime snacks.
For accommodation, this one-bedroom annex is a great central option that’s within a five-minute walk of the beach and town center. Click here to learn more.
Summerleaze Beach: Best For Couples
The area around Summerleaze beach is a great option for couples thanks to the stunning views available and the jaw-dropping sunsets over the Atlantic.
With the beach a short hop and the town center less than a five-minute walk away, Summerleaze is the perfect place to unwind after a day at the beach. There are some great dining options here including the Life’s a Beach Bistro, Elements Restaurant, and Sea Fever.
This stylish one-bed loft conversion at Summerleaze is the perfect romantic getaway for couples. Click here to book.
Crooklets Beach: Best For Nature Lovers
Crooklets beach is located one mile north of central Bude and boats a large golden, sandy beach backed by imposing cliffs. This is a great area for surfing, exploring rock pools, and hiking the beautiful coastal path that stretches along the north Cornish coastline.
There are plenty of pubs, cafes, and restaurants around Crooklets such as Rosie’s Kitchen and Bistro, The Crooklets Inn, and the Crooklets Beach Cafe. I love this area as the beach is better suited to surfing than the more crowded Summerleaze.
This great two-bedroom apartment is just a four-minute walk from the beach, pubs, and restaurants, and it’s also dog friendly.
Widemouth Bay: Best For Families
The expansive Widemouth Bay is a great place for families to stay with some great holiday homes for rent in Bude just a stone’s throw from the beach. Widemouth has plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied such as surfing, exploring rock pools, or simply relaxing in one of the beachside cafes.
The southwest coast path passes along the bay and is a great place for nature hikes, picnics, and wildlife spotting. There are lots of great dining options at Widemouth like the Widemouth Bay Cafe and Bay View Inn. I’ve been visiting Widemouth for years and it remains one of my favorite beaches in Cornwall.
For accommodation, this huge luxury five-bedroom beach house is an excellent option for families or bigger groups looking to be right on the beach. Click here to find out more.
Holiday Homes and Airbnbs in Bude: FAQs
Bude is a great holiday destination and one of my favorite places in Cornwall. With at least four excellent beaches on its doorstep (Summerleaze, Middle beach, Crooklets beach, and Widemouth Bay), it’s the perfect destination for a seaside vacation.
June to August is the best time to visit Bude to ensure the best possible weather and to take advantage of the great beaches (and sea pool). The shoulder seasons of spring and fall can also be pleasant, but you’ll want a wetsuit to brave the ocean.
Bude is a fantastic family destination. With so many great activities nearby from the beaches to the Tamar Lakes and great restaurants to try out, there’s something for all the family in one of Britain’s favorite resort towns.
There are many dog-friendly Bude Airbnbs such as Ocean Breeze, Beach Dreams, and the Annex (see above for more info). Bude is an excellent destination to bring your dog along thanks to the miles of beach and coastal and inland walks.
The Bude Holiday Cottage is the best seaside cottage in Bude thanks to its great location five minutes from the beach and proximity to the amenities in the town.
Bude is a very safe town for tourists and crime is low. It’s one of the top ten safest towns in Cornwall, though follow the same precautions you would anywhere such as leaving valuables on display or in your car etc.
Now you know of the best Bude Cornwall accommodations and the top Airbnbs in town, which one would you like to stay in? With so much to do in Bude, it makes the perfect vacation destination for some serious sun, sea, and sand.
If you’re looking for more of Britain’s scenic Westcountry, then check out this list of great things to do in Cornwall which covers everything from surfing lessons to mythical castles, coastal walks, and more.
Bude and this stretch of the north Cornish coastline is one of my favorite places in the world, and I can’t wait to get back and hit the wonderful beaches and coastal paths around Bude sometime soon.
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