Widemouth Bay

Visit Widemouth Bay

One of Cornwall’s top surfing beaches, Widemouth Bay (or Widemouth Beach) just south of Bude, is a long sandy stretch of beach on the South West Coast path.

This west facing beach offers long glorious sunsets and great Atlantic ocean views. Popular with families during the summer holidays there is plenty of accommodation locally as well as surf shops and other facilities. The water quality is excellent and safe for bathing and there are RNLI lifeguards on duty during the holiday seasons.

Surfers come to enjoy the the conditions throughout the year and there are a number of local surf schools on the beachfront with surf board and wet suit hire.

There is seafront pay and display parking on Marine Drive, although it can still get busy during the holidays.

Dogs are not allowed on Widemouth beach from Easter until October 1st, but on the south side of the rocky outcrop on Black Rock beach dogs are allowed all year round.

This beach is …

  • A Surfing Beach
  • Family Friendly

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

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