10 things to pack for a holiday in Cornwall

Posted by Paula Woodward in Cornwall,

You’re all booked for your Cornish getaway, and now it’s just a case of packing the essentials. Whether you’re visiting Cornwall in the summer sunshine, or coming to enjoy the quieter, but just as picturesque, months of winter, then take a look at our top ten things to pack for visiting us here in Bude.

1. Sunglasses

One of the key essentials all year round. Sunglasses are a must for days running around on golden sands, as well as watching the sunsets whilst sipping on cocktails on our terrace, overlooking Summerleaze Beach.

2. A variety of clothing options

A waterproof jacket, warm jumper, flip flops, board shorts – you can never be too prepared. Cornish weather is known for changing quite quickly, and the last thing you’d want is to be caught in a rain shower without cover. On the other end of the spectrum, temperatures in the summer can be known to rival that of the Mediterranean, so make sure you’ve got some lighter clothes packed, especially if you’re staying between June and September.

3. Sun cream

Make sure you’re protected from the sun’s rays, as there is nothing worse than arriving back to your hotel room after a day on the beach looking like a lobster. If you’re a water baby, and enjoy splashing around in the sea, make sure you find a water-resistant product for the ultimate sun protection.

4. Wellies or walking boots

We’re lucky to have some great walks to explore in Bude. The South West Coast Path is a must for keen adventurers, and also offers some great views for those of you who just want a quick stroll. From the rocky cliffs, to the long grasses near the canal and marshes – leave no area unexplored with the right footwear.

5. Camera

There are so many photogenic locations around Bude. Whether you prefer using your phone, or a professional camera, you won’t want to miss capturing those special Cornish memories. We love seeing your holiday snaps too, so make sure to tag us if you’re uploading them onto social media. One other important thing – don’t forget your charger.

6. A good book

A holiday in Cornwall offers a chance to unwind and relax. Many of our rooms have sea view balconies, or lounge areas which are perfect to chill out and read – escaping from everyday life. But don’t worry, we have a great selection of magazines and newspapers in the bar downstairs if you forget.

7. Water sport equipment

Surfing, paddleboarding, or kayaking, Bude is the place to be if you want to spend your holiday in the water. From the ocean, to the sea pool, and even the canal, there’s lots of interesting places to explore. If you have your own wetsuit, surfboard, paddle board, or kayak, make sure to pack them. If not, don’t worry as there are plenty of places around Bude where you can hire equipment for the day. Ask at our reception for further details.

8. Swimsuit

If the action-packed water sports we have mentioned above are not your thing, it’s still a good idea to pack swimwear for a little dip to cool off. The unique Bude Sea Pool is located just moments from our hotel, and provides a safe place for swimming away from the current.

9. Beach towel

Always a handy item to put in the car for day trips. A very versatile piece, you can use it for sitting on the beach and sunbathing, drying off after a swim in the sea, or as a picnic blanket for going off on daytime adventures.

10. Reusable water bottle

Bude is a very environmentally-conscious town, with an active community working hard to keep our beaches clean, and reducing our carbon footprint. If you’re holidaying with us, why not think about bringing a reusable water bottle to fill up before heading out for the day, instead of buying a plastic bottle when you’re here?