After a little frivolity on Trip Advisor, when Bude Tunnel (yes the perspex structure that keeps the wind and rain off in winter) became a tourist attraction, it is becoming a serious fundraising business! We originally highlighted the tunnel back when Trev Plant’s dog, George, was photographed in the tunnel in May 2018.
The tunnel has 154 reviews and is ranked 7th most popular thing to do in Bude, with people taking selfies (and displaying them) left, right and centre. The site says:
The only tunnel Bude has to offer is open to the public free of charge, walk from the Sainsbury’s car park to Crooklets Road completely undercover, protected from the elements whilst maintaining your view to the spectacular surroundings of Bude. Consisting of 36 metal arches and over 70m long, nowhere else in Bude can you walk this far undercover in a continuous straight line, all ages are welcome.
A few people are not getting the joke, like this poor unsuspecting visitor:
Folks I’m not even sure why this has been created as a place! It’s a Perspex tunnel at the side of a supermarket – we did use it as the Sainsbury’s car park is free for 90 mins so it came in handy but I wouldn’t go out of your way to visit and I certainly don’t think it’s of any architectural importance!
What is says about Trip Advisor is not for me to say, but it does raise a smile. Now, rather more usefully, you can get the Bude Tunnel postcards. They cost 50p in Cafe Bellini’s. The postcards of the rapidly becoming iconic tunnel are sold in aid of Bude’s (truly iconic) Sea Pool. Get yours today!