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Tours > England's West Country > Bude

Bude - Cornwall

Once notorious for shipwrecks and smugglers, the town has grown with the demand of surfers for fine beaches and endless rollers to practice their craft. Those in the know say that the surfing at Bude, with a 3,000 mile ocean facing it to the west, is as good as that at Bondi Beach, Australia. The swimming pool at Summerleaze Beach fills up with the incoming tide. At nearby Stratton, built on a hillside, the Tree Inn, the former mansion of the Grenvilles, served as Royalist headquarters in the Civil War. Dating from the 13th century, it contains timber beams from wrecked ships.

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