Bude is tucked in at the end of the River Neet and a 19th century canal. It is a popular family getaway as well as a surfing hangout thanks to its fantastic beaches. The Castle Heritage Center evokes Bude’s maritime history with exhibits on local inventor Sir Goldsworth Gurney, who invented the steam carriage. Outdoor Adventure offers surging lessons daily. Two of the most popular restaurants here are Life’s a Beach which specializes in seafood, and Scrummies, a fish café where the catch of the day is made by the owner himself.