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Blackrock Beach

Bude, Cornwall

Southern end of Widemouth sands. Blackrock beach is isolated at high tide. Recognisable by a rocky outcrop at Southern end. Popular with surfers due to a combination of reef and beach breaks on the incoming tide.

Beach Type



Toilets with facilities for disabled people
There are cafes and beach shops nearby


Blackrock has a reef-break very popular with surfers

Nature and Wildlife

Many rockpools harbouring marine life. The coastal path runs past the beach and provides excellent views towards Millook and the coast north of Bude.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly throughout the year.


Dogs are banned along half of the beach from Easter - October.

Tourist Information

Bude Visitor Centre Crescent Car Park Bude EX23 8LE Tel: 01288 354240 e-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Bude
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7872, -4.5568
Postcode: EX23 0AG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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The beach is off the A39 south from Bude. Access via steps and a concrete ramp.

Public Transport

A bus runs from Bude to Widemouth Bay. Bus routes 518 519


There are two large car parks with space for over 300 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

Lower Longbeak, Widemouth Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
Viewing Point South, Widemouth Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Widemouth Bay, Bude (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Viewing Point North, Widemouth Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Crescent, Bude (Long stay).
About 2.8 miles away
The Wharf, Bude (Long stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Shalder Hill War Memorial, Bude (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Summerleaze Coastal, Bude (Long stay).
About 3 miles away
Post Office, Bude (Short stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Crooklets, Bude (Long stay).
About 3.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bude