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Bude Harbour

Bude Harbour Office, Bude Visitor Centre, The Crescent, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8LE

Paul Vincent

07816 077755


facilities and services

Outer Harbour 

Bude has 25 drying moorings, suitable for boats up to 8m.   There is currently a waiting list for moorings, click here for application form, please complete the application form return as directed. 

Inner Harbour

The Inner Harbour consists of the Bude Canal Lower Basin and Wharf giving facilities for alongside berthing for vessels of up to 24m in length, up to 7.5m beam with a draught of up to 2m. Electric pay as you go bollards are available.  There is a shower block onsite for use by visiting boat crews and a public toilet block across the road in the public carpark. The Inner Harbour also has rowing boats for hire and a floating restaurant. 

Being part of the Bude Canal, it is stocked with freshwater fish by the Bude Angling Society giving good fishing for Carp, Bream, Roach, Dace and Perch with the necessary permits. The Wharf boasts a number of unique craft studios and workshops with a weekly farmers market selling fresh produce. There is also a choice of restaurant/cafes and takeaways on site.

Winter lay up moorings are available, please liaise with the Harbour Master for availability.

Visiting Craft

Alongside visitor berths are available in the Inner Harbour, accessed via the Sea Lock from seaward. Visitor mooring charges are inclusive of the lock movement.  The Sea Lock can be operated when the tide height exceeds 2.4m over outer cill (*the outer cill is 3.6m above Chart Datum). Prior notification of arrival should be made to the Harbour Master not less than 48 hours before your planned ETA.  Operation of the Sea Lock is subject to suitable water levels in the River Neet, Bude Canal and local swell conditions.  

There are no visitor moorings in the outer harbour although a single night stay may be permitted in the lock (conditions permitting) with the Harbour Master’s permission. Please be advised, this is a drying berth and not suitable for single keeled vessels. 

Winter Boat Storage

 Winter storage ashore is available for vessels up to 12m. Priority is given to vessels with a licensed mooring in the harbour.


There is a steep narrow slipway alongside the Lock House building giving access to the Harbour beach where launching is permitted upon payment of fees for vessels up to 7.3m.  A 4×4 is essential if using the slipway. Please inform the Harbour Master before launching. 


A limited amount of flake ice may be available for purchase, please see Harbour Master for details. Priority is given to the local fishing fleet.

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