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Dr. Dale Turner

Physical Activities

Surfing – all beaches around this area are good for surfing. However, unless experienced, it is sensible to take some lessons at the beginning of your stay so that you know what you are doing and make the most of the excellent conditions


Mike Raven Surf School – 01288 353693 – courses for beginners based at Widemouth Bay (just outside Bude). Ex-European champion – boards, wetsuits etc included. www.ravensurf.co.uk


Shoreline Outdoor Pursuits – 01288 354039 – coaching in: kayaking, rock climbing, canoeing, abseiling, archery and more. www.shorelineactivities.co.uk


Big Blue Surfing School – 01288 331764 – surfing lessons from the beaches of Bude – all equipment provided with courses. www.bigbluesurfschool.co.uk


BSX – Bude Surf Experience – 0870 7775111 – one of the longest running surf schools in the south west. www.budesurfingexperience.co.uk


Sandymouth Surf School – 07870 472448 – based on one of the UK's top 5 surfing beaches we offer surfing lessons to all ages, abilities, groups and individuals. www.sandymouthsurfschool.co.uk


Freewave Surf Academy – 07870 472448 – Bude’s premier surf school and lifeguard training centre. freewavesurfacademy.co.uk

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Visitor comments

"Quite simply the finest house and location we could have wished for, complete with outstanding service yet again from Nick Compton and Elite West. The third year in a row we have holidayed in Bude through Nick Compton and the best just gets better."

Mario Silvestri

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"Hi Nick Apologies I meant to drop you a note earlier than this however here goes.. I just wanted to say thank you for the weeks let on the By the Beach property. We had a great time and my wife loved the accommodation. There was a far higher standard of fit out then we expected with every known utensil and appliance known to man or woman available, all in brand new condition and ready for use. The cottage was very roomy and comfortable and we spent every evening in enjoying ourselves. One small note was the intermittent wifi, not sure what was up but it wasn't working all the time or too well. Hearing the sea every morning and watching the amazing sunsets was superb and we left with many happy memories. If we are booking Cornwall again I am sure we will be in touch. From my personal perspective the holiday has been easy to book, thoroughly enjoyable and exceeded our expectations throughout. This was from the time I first spoke with you right through to the time we arrived back home, replete and relaxed in the best possible way. Many thanks Kind regards John Allan"

John Allan stayed at By The Beach