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Discover the Local Area

Tucked away but definitely not cut off


We may be nestled in a beautiful unspoilt valley, on our own secluded 80 acre estate, but don’t mistake the tranquillity of Clawford Lakes with a lack of wonderful things to see and do. Because as well as being possibly one of the UK’s most idyllic places, this part of Devon bordering Cornwall is bursting with great attractions, pubs, historic houses, beaches, walks… Whether your passion is for fishing or food, sport or the sea, watching wildlife or riding the waves, it’s all right here waiting for you.

Coast / Beaches

  • Widemouth Bay
    Located just 3 miles south of Bude and under half an hour from Clawford Lakes. Widemouth Bay offers perfect conditions if you are looking to learn how to surf or body-board, with Freewave Surf Academy on hand to help.
  • Summerleaze Beach
    Less than a five minute walk from the centre of Bude this beach has amazing sand dunes.
  • Crooklets Beach
    Located on the north side of Bude the rocky outcrops make this beach perfect for rock pooling.
  • Bude
    The quaint seaside resort town of Bude is not to be missed during your stay with us at Clawford Lakes. Located within the north east coast of Cornwall & formerly known as Bude Haven, you won’t want to miss this idyllic coastal spot during the summer.
  • Padstow
    Visit the fishing port town Padstow when enjoying a relaxing break at Clawford Lakes. Located on the north coast of Cornwall & approximately just 5 miles from neighbouring town, Wadebridge.

Local walks and cycle paths

Historic houses, castles, gardens and National Trust & English Heritage properties

  • Dunsland
    A gorgeous historic and former house in the parish of Bradford, near Holsworthy in Devon. Make sure to visit Dunland’s and learn all about its remarkable history & wildlife.
  • Duckpool
    Looking for a romantic walk or destination? look no further, Duckpool is a wild and romantic cove with a small west-facing beach. What makes this ideal for couples is that it’s often less crowded than other beaches in the area, even during the height of the summer season.
  • Tintagel Castle
    Visit Tintagel Castle and immerse yourself in stunning scenery, myths and a compelling history. Located high up on Cornwall’s north coast, you’re sure to get some amazing photos. Inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, this castle is enriched with historical tales.
  • Bedruthan Steps
    For those looking to enjoy a peaceful walk as a family or maybe with a four legged companion, you must visit Bedruthan Steps. With a variety of trails to help you find the ideal walk, you’ll return to your accommodation feeling refreshed.
  • Tressilick Gardens
    Visit the unforgettable Tressilick Garden during your stay at Clawford Lakes. The garden is located within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, what more can we say?


We would recommend advanced booking these activities, particularly during the Summer months these can be fully booked!

  • Freewave Surf Academy– This surf school has over 15 years experience in taking surfing lessons and aquatic adventures in Widemouth Bay area in Bude.
  • Bude canoe experience– Hire and paddle open water conies on the scenic Bude Canal in North Cornwall.
  • Dragon Archery Centre– Try your hand at archery at Devon’s premier archery centre!
  • The Ultimate Adventure Centre– experience an exhilarating outdoor adventure, with a range of outdoor assault courses at The Ultimate Adventure Centre in North Devon. 
  • Roadford Lake– With over 730 acres of water, Roadford is a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston.
  • Tamar Lakes–  Your chance to explore the Upper Tamar Lake by kayak, canoe or board, fun for all the family!
  • The Barn Indoor Climbing Centre– An extensive indoor climbing activity centre, with walls for all climbing abilities. Try climbing the free-standing boulder housed in a large barn!
  • Trethorne Leisure ParkTrethorne Leisure Park is an all-weather family fun day out with large indoor and outdoor play areas and animals
  • Clip ‘n Climb Centre– The ultimate vertical playground for the young and young at heart!
  • Air Extreme Trampoline Park– Air Extreme is a place where you can get some air and bounce off the walls in a controlled, safe environment

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