Place:Bude, Cornwall, England

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NameBude
Alt namesBudsource: Wikipedia
Budehavensource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Coordinates50.833°N 4.55°W
Located inCornwall, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). It was formerly sometimes known as Bude Haven. It lies southwest of Stratton, south of Flexbury and Poughill, and north of Widemouth Bay and is located along the A3073 road off the A39. Bude is twinned with Ergué-Gabéric in Brittany, France. Bude's coast faces Bude Bay in the Celtic Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean.

Its earlier importance was as a harbour, and then a source of sea sand useful for improving the moorland soil. The Victorians favoured it as a watering place, and it was a popular seaside destination in the 20th century.

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