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Bude Haven

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The parish of Bude is located on the north Cornwall coast. The origin of the name is not known; it could have been taken from an unknown word, possibly connected with water. The parish of Bude Haven, or Budeham, was created in 1836 from part of Bude-Stratton parish. The town is now more commonly referred to as just Bude.


The town is famed for its canal. The idea of the Bude Canal was conceived in 1774 by Cornishman John Edyvean originally to carry the chemically rich Bude sea sand to poor inland soils. The project took a number of years to take shape and it was not until 1819 that the Bude Harbour and Canal Company was formed with 330 shareholders.


The town is situated on the Atlantic Heritage Coast of Cornwall, adjacent to fine sandy beaches, and on the South West Coastal Path. Bude and nearby beaches provide some of the finest surfing to be had in all England; most beaches have lifeguard cover during the Summer months.


The two civil parishes of Bude and Stratton are once again united as Bude-Stratton parish.




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