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Welcome to Widemouth Bay


Holidays in Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay is a beautiful beach, just three miles from the town of Bude. With 1.5 miles of golden sand, this is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday within easy reach of the facilities at Bude. The large beach is popular with families, couples and surfers alike. 

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Widemouth Bay Beach

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! 

There is a seasonal dog ban on this beach from the 15th May to the 30th September between 10am and 6pm. Outside these hours and from 1st October to 14th May dogs are allowed.

Things to do in Widemouth Bay

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 Freewave Surf Academy or 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 in Widemouth Bay

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.

Stay in Widemouth Bay

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Finchfield, Widemouth Bay

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Sleeps 6 + 2 cots

Surfside - Widemouth Bay

Surfside - Widemouth Bay, Widemouth Bay

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Little Causewell

Little Causewell, Widemouth Bay

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Sleeps 4 + cot

Meadow View, Widemouth Bay

Meadow View, Widemouth Bay, Bude

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Sleeps 8 + cot

St Padarn

St Padarn, Widemouth Bay

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Rosemary Cottage

Rosemary Cottage, Widemouth Bay

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Sleeps 4 + 2 cots

Olive Tree

Olive Tree, Widemouth Bay

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Fields Barn

Fields Barn, Widemouth Bay

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Sleeps 4 + 2 cots

The Old Smithy

The Old Smithy, Widemouth Bay

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Sleeps 2 + cot

Seascape, Poundstock

Seascape, Poundstock, North Cornwall

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The Grange

The Grange, Bude

From £568 - £1750
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Helebridge House

Helebridge House, Bude

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