Bude Harbour

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

Paul Vincent

07816 077755


facilities and services


Bude Harbour has 25 moorings, suitable for boats up to 8m.  There is also winter storage available for vessels up to 12m.  There is currently a waiting list, click here for application form, please complete the application form return as directed on the form. 

Bude 2021/22 Fees and Charges

Inner Harbour

The Inner Harbour consists of the Bude Canal Lower Basin and Wharf giving facilities for alongside deep water 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. 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.

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 Harbour Master will require at least 48 hours’ notice for locking and would be weather/conditions dependant.

Visiting Craft

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. The Harbour Master will require prior notice of arrival. 


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 ice may be available, please see Harbour Master for details.

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