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Northcott Beach

Bude, Cornwall

Rural unspoilt 3 mile stretch of sandy beach with Sandymouth to the north and Crooklets to the south. Backed by a valley with a river running across it. Popular with families looking to escape the crowds of Bude. Exposed to Atlantic swells.

Beach Type



Small cafe



Nature and Wildlife

On the South West Coast Path which joins up with neighbouring beaches and the small town of Bude.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

BUDE TIC Bude Visitor Centre. The Crescent Bude. Cornwall. EX23 8LE Tel: +44 (0) 1288 354240


Nearest town: Bude
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8465, -4.55863
Postcode: EX23 9ED
(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.


A short drive north of Bude.

Public Transport

Bus routes 518, 519, 595. Walk from Bude.


Pay parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Northcott Mouth Beach, Poughill (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Crooklets, Bude (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Sandy Mouth Beach, Stibb (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Post Office, Bude (Short stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Summerleaze Coastal, Bude (Long stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Shalder Hill War Memorial, Bude (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
The Wharf, Bude (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Crescent, Bude (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Duckpool, Coombe (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Howells Bridge, Stratton (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bude