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Widemouth Sand Beach

Bude, Cornwall

This large sandy beach with its adjacent rocky reefs provides good rock pooling opportunities. Backed by low cliffs and surrounded by fascinating rock formations. The bay is known for excellent surf.

Beach Type



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


This is a classic English beachbreak
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




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly throughout the year.


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

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Bude Visitors Centre Crescent Car Park Bude Tel. 01288 354240


Nearest town: Bude
County: Cornwall
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7926, -4.5571
Postcode: EX23 0AH
(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.


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

Public Transport

Bus routes 518 595


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

Nearby Car Parks

Widemouth Bay, Bude (Long stay).
About 0 miles away
Lower Longbeak, Widemouth Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Viewing Point North, Widemouth Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Viewing Point South, Widemouth Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Crescent, Bude (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away
The Wharf, Bude (Long stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Shalder Hill War Memorial, Bude (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Summerleaze Coastal, Bude (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Post Office, Bude (Short stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Crooklets, Bude (Long stay).
About 3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bude