CANAL at Bude stretches from inland down the to the beach with gates onto the harbour.
Built to transport the sand and seaweed from the beach inland on barges for builders and farmers to benefit from the resources.
A nature reserve has now been established around the canal and river nearby, with little bijou shops offering classes on working with glass, jewellery, ceramics, wood and fabrics.
There are plenty of pubs and cafes for relaxing. A new restaurant on a barge. The Weir café offers an outdoor play area and indoor interactive screens for children. Boat and bike hire available.