Beaches

Bude Crooklets

A smaller town beach than others within the Bude area, but equally as stunning and visitor friendly. Cliffs and rocks surround the beach. There are good facilities at this beach including beach huts, large car park and cafes.

Clovelly 10 miles

This shingle and rock beach has fairly difficult access. It is safe for swimming in the bay but be aware of restricted bathing areas due to currents and rocks. Facilities at Clovelly include parking, toilets and beach shop. Dogs are permitted on this bea

Instow 3 miles

This is a sandy beach, however is not suitable for swimming and surfing as it is situated in the estuary. There can also be strong currents. It is widely used for walking, playing and flying kites. The beach is picturesque with quaint views of Appledore f

Lee Bay 24.9 miles

This attractive bay is popular with rock climbers. The sandy, shingle beach is great for playing on and for sunbathing. Although swimming is permitted in the bay, swimmers should be aware of strong currents. Facilities here include parking, toilets and a

Sandymouth

This beach has clean sand and lots of rock pools. There is a great deal of rocky headlands creating a dramatic backdrop.

Summerleaze

This is a white sandy beach surrounded by dunes on one side and a canal on the other. There is a natural swimming pool in the rocks that provides safe bathing.

Watermouth

This sandy beach is great for swimming and water sports. Facilities on this beach are limited but parking is available. Dogs are permitted on this beach. Disabled access is difficult onto this beach.

Westward Ho! - Access direct from Park

Westward Ho! beach has 3 miles of golden sand. This clean flat beach is recognised for being one of the safest in the country and has also been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award and Seaside Award for water quality, standard of facilities, beach management and general tidiness. No dogs allowed between 8am-8pm from 1st May-30th Sept

Widemouth

Beach near Bude. Car Park and beach shop - popular with families and surfers.

Wildpear Bay 21.9 miles

A beach often used by naturists. This sandy beach is great for swimming. Steps have been cut into the cliff down to the beach. The descent and climb back up is fairly difficult. There are no specific facilities. Dogs are permitted on this beach.

Woody Bay 29.1 miles

Wooded cliffs surround this sheltered beach. A zigzag path down to the beach makes access to the beach okay but the disadvantage is the walk back up! The beach is made up of pebbles, shingle and rock. The backdrop of the beach is breathtaking and is great

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