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Leave Nothing But Footprints...

Updated: Jul 5, 2020

It comes as no surprise that Bude has yet again been awarded a blue flag and seaside awards for its beaches. The community has been working hard to keep Bude looking as beautiful as ever and to reduce plastic waste. Its now really easy for you to do your bit and enjoy a greener holiday this year.

The 3 R's

Don't forget to Reuse / Refill / Recycle whilst you are here - its easier than you might think! Rather than buying lots of single use water bottles, refill with lovely fresh Cornish tap water at the refill station in Bude Triangle - you can also top up at any shops and restaurants showing the refill logo. Further afield, find refill points on the refill app. Better still you can buy a Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP) water bottle or eco coffee cup and the money goes towards keeping Bude's amazing Sea Pool open (and free to use!). You can also get money off your coffee refills at many of Bude's cafes when using your Refill Bude cup.

Its not just the drinks you can refill! Check out Bude's brand new Refill shop which stocks a wide range of dried foods, refillable toiletries and local gifts, plus containers if you've not brought your own. (Please ask us if you would like to borrow any jars or plastic tubs before your shopping trip).

Fresh from the Fields

With an abundance of local food for you to enjoy its easy to reduce the food miles and eat more sustainably. The local markets are great places to pick up local produce (and try a few samples first!) and much more fun than the supermarkets. If you arrive early on Saturday, then why not stop off in Bude and visit Bude Artisan Market which runs every Saturday 10-2. Holsworthy Pannier market is every Wednesday in the square and Bude also holds a Farmer's & Craft Market on The Wharf every Friday between April and October. There are also many local farm shops to visit and several local veg box schemes. Our local pub - The Molesworth Arms prides itself on using local produce including supplying its kitchen with home grown herbs and vegetables.

You can also buy fresh local milk practically straight from the Cow. Cornish Moo near Launceston has a self service vending machine dispensing high quality, full cream, pasteurised milk in reusable glass bottles. Or if you prefer semi-skimmed, look out for Dunstaple Dairy milk in local shops, where their locally produced full fat or semi skimmed milk is also available in glass bottles.

Keep Bude Tidy

As well as taking your own rubbish home with you, why not do a little extra and take part in a beach clean? Join a local organised event if you've got a morning to spare, or do a 2 min beach clean whilst you're visiting the beach - just look out for the beach clean boards which are stocked with bags for you to use.

Get Charged up

Rapid electric charge points can be found at Holsworthy Memorial Hall Car Park and Bude Crescent Car Park.

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