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050° 49.7N 004° 34.6W


AC 1156 Trevose Head to Hartland Point; SC 5603.1A Lizard Point to Hartland Point; SC 5603.15B Port Isaac to Bude Bay; Imray C58 Trevose Head to Bull Point

Rules & Regulations

Minimum Stay 2 Nights & must give HM 2 Days notice of intention of visiting


Chapel Rock and Barrel Rock on South side of the final approach.

Tidal Data Times & Range

HW Bude is Dover -0540. MHWS 7.7 MHWN 5.8 There is no data on LW heights

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General Description

Contacts: Harbour Master      VHF 16/12    mob 07816 077755 ... read more


Whether approaching from the North or South the final......... ... read more

Berthing, Mooring & Anchoring

Once through the lock and into the canal, alongside berths are available to which the HM will direct you. ... read more

Your Ratings & Comments

Written by Don Thomson 3 | 22nd Sep 2022
I reviewed these notes at the end of September 2022. There's no doubt that they have changed their attitude here this century and are trying to attract visiting boats - they could probably do with a dredge to widen the access times. Trouble is you only have half the ebb to get here from Ilfracombe or loose half the flood if going back up to the Bristol Channel.
Written by Don Thomson 3 | 20th Sep 2021
I reviewed these notes in September 2021. The good news is that the lock gate damage has been repaired and Bude is back in operation. We have added a link from the Cornish harbours website.
New website
Written by channelman | 11th Apr 2021
Bude is now managed by Cornwall Council Harbours Board. The website is www.cornwallharbours.co.uk

The sea lock is under repair following storm damage. Work has required replacement of pintles on the outer gates. It is hoped the lock will be operational by July 2021.
Written by Don Thomson | 25th Apr 2018
Little has changed here, they still require 48 hours notice of an intention to come here and you should not attempt an approach through the surf.
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Written by Bryant | 18th Sep 2017
Warning: Do not attempt entry if there is any surf running
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Update Spring 2016
Written by dononshytalk | 18th Apr 2016
These notes were reviewed by Don in April 2016. The only change has been to the overnight price. The mobile phone number in the notes has been checked and works but there is no landline.
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update for Bude
Written by morgan | 24th Jul 2014
We have now got a telephone number for Bude Harbour Master
to contact him call 07816 077755
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Any one there
Written by morgan | 23rd Jul 2014
I have been trying for days to get hold of the Harbour Master at Bude used all the tel numbers listed left messages and text still no reply others from our aera have also tried.
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