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Widemouth Bay

 

Beaches

Of course, the best part of Widemouth Bay is Widemouth Bay Beach - 1.5 miles of glorious sand.

Though it appears to be one large expanse of sand, the beach is actually divided into two sections: the North Beach and the South Beach (also known as Black Rock). This division comes in the form of a barrier of natural rocks - the largest being the landmark known as Black Rock. At low tide, hundreds of rock pools are exposed - perfect to keep the children (and adults) entertained. 

Ample parking is available at Widemouth Bay, but if you don't fancy getting your toes sandy, you can park at one of the free viewing areas! 

Dogs are welcomed on the beach from October to Easter.

Things to do

If you fancy a change from rock-pooling and making sand castles on the beach, you might like to try surfing. Don't worry if you're a beginner you can take surfing lessons with Outdoor Adventure

There are lots of lovely walks in and around Widemouth Bay. You could try walking to Bude, via Philips Point Nature Reserve, over Efford Down, to the watch tower at Compass Point and then follow the canal into Bude. 

If you're looking to explore further afield, check out our blog about things to do in Bude.

Places to eat

There are several eateries in and around Widemouth Bay.

Firstly, The Bay View Inn provides a selection of seasonal classics and food with a twist. They have three separate indoor dining areas, several alfresco dining areas and spaces available for private hire. In peak season, they open a snack shack, serving a variety of take away foods. 

Close to the beach, you'll find Black Rock Cafe and Bistro, serving freshly-cooked artisan food. You can enjoy your food inside, or on the deck soaking up the views. 

With direct access to the beach, Widemouth Bay Cafe serves all day breakfast, fish and chips, burgers, cream teas and other light snacks. 

Slightly outside of Widemouth Bay, Elements Cafe Bar and Restaurant serves a selection of food, specialising in pizza and pasta. The restaurant has beautiful views to enjoy while you dine. 

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Fifteen Autumn Fayre

Amazing local produce, delicious fresh food and cookery demonstrations by Cornwall's best chefs.

Market located at Watergate Bay.

TBC Autumn 2017 

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Santa by Steam

Join Santa and his elves aboard his magical steam train as you journey through the Cornish countryside. Awaiting Santa on the platform, you'll be entertained with carols performed by Liskeard band. On the hour long journey, children will get to meet and greet Santa, recieve a present and have their photograph taken. The grown-ups aren't forgotten either - you'll recieve a mince pie and seasonal drink!

2nd Dec - 24th Dec 2017

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Padstow Christmas Festival

Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th annual Padstow Christmas Festival. For your chance to see chef demonstartions, head to the festival stage or to the Sharp's Chefs' Theatre - the demonstartions are all free to attend!

Why not make the most of your visit to Padstow and pop into the Chrsitmas market where you will find an array of food goodies and handmade gifts to purchase. There will also be a selection of live music to enjoy, and you can take the children to meet Santa in his grotto!

7th Dec - 10th Dec 2017

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Rogue Theatre Winter Wood

Created by Cornwall’s award winning highly visual Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in Magic.

Pass through the Woodland Gate and follow the twisting path. Let the faeries and woodland spirits lead the way with stories and songs. Follow the wandering path and meet Old Man Winter who will weave a tale and reveal the path to your fantastical destination, an enchanted celebration, and a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.

9th Dec - 30th Dec 2017 

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St Pirans Day

Patron Saint of Cornwall and Tinners. Events occur throughout the county. 

5th March 2018

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Fifteen Spring Farmers' Market

Local suppliers and growers celebrate the start of the growing year showcasing everything from fresh fish to local meat, from store cupboard chutneys to artisan cheese and bread, it is all here!

Market located at Watergate Bay.

TBC March 2018

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Padstow 'Obby Oss' Festival

A colourful tradition that takes place on the first day in May in the quaint harbour town of Padstow. Expect lots of dancing, singing and performance.

7th May 2018

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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Previous performers include Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, The XX and Eddie Izzard to name but a few. Tickets also includes a daytime pass to the Eden Project.

June & July 2018

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Rock Oyster Festival

Live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

6th - 7th July 2018

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Newquay Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this years 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay.

TBC August 2018

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Bude Jazz Festival

Top UK and international jazz, blues, swing and boogie bands make up the Bude Jazz festival, with over 120 events including street parades, late night jam sessions and a dance marquee.

28th - 31st August 2018

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World Bellyboard Championships

The World Bellyboard Championships is open to all ages and abilites and takes place at Chapel Porth, St Agnes. The only rules?... No wetsuits or surfboards allowed!

TBC September 2018 

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Mining & Pasty Festival, Redruth

Celebrating the Cornish pasty and Cornwall's mining heritage, Redruth brings you a cultural three day event. Try your hand at pasty making, join the pilgrimage, and finish off with a concert to remember. Fun for all the family. 

TBC September 2018

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Newquay Fish Festival

A three-day celebration of all things seafoodie! Barbecued fish on the beach; cooking demos from the best of the best; fish merchants selling the freshest seafood imaginable - ready for you to take back to your holiday home and cook up using your newly-learned skills!

TBC September 2018

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