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Bude - Sandymouth Beach

Bude, Cornwall

A 2km long beach made up of pebbles with a vast expanse of sand in front. The beach has rock-pools and is bordered by high cliffs. It is reached by a moderately steep stony track from the car park. The beach is popular with surfers and holiday makers.

Beach Type



There are toilets
Shop and a first aid post (see the lifeguard)


Windsurfing and fishing
There is zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

The Coastal Path National Trail goes past Sandymouth and Crooklets and the National Trust runs guided walks around the area from Easter to October. There are good rock pools on the beach. also varied birdlife and butterflies together with excellent wild f

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

There are no bins on the beach. The beach is cleaned weekly by the National Trust and volunteers. The beach may suffer from litter and fishing debris pollution.


Dogs are banned from April to September.

Tourist Information

Bude Tourist Information Centre The Cresent Car Park Bude Tel: 01288 354240 Website:


Nearest town: Bude
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8601, -4.5551
Postcode: EX23 9EG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Bude-Stratton, Cornwall at Explore Britain.


Bude is situated on the A39 coastal road. From the A30. turn off at Okehampton along the A3079 and then the A3072. Sandymouth is signposted off the A39 about 1 mile north of Bude.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is at Barnstaple. Bus route 518 519


There is a National Trust car park with 200 spaces 300 yards from the beach. There is a charge for using the car park.

Nearby Car Parks

Sandy Mouth Beach, Stibb (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Northcott Mouth Beach, Poughill (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Duckpool, Coombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Crooklets, Bude (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Post Office, Bude (Short stay).
About 2 miles away
Summerleaze Coastal, Bude (Long stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Shalder Hill War Memorial, Bude (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
The Wharf, Bude (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Crescent, Bude (Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Howells Bridge, Stratton (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bude