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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.

Weather and Tides


26 May 2017


Maximum Temperature25°C (77°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed17mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk8
Sunrise05:16 BST
Sunset21:15 BST


27 May 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWest South Westerly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:15 BST
Sunset21:16 BST


28 May 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature18°C (64°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Easterly
Wind Speed7mph
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:14 BST
Sunset21:17 BST


High tide: 06:34 BST
(05:34 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:59 BST
(11:59 26 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:56 BST
(17:56 26 May 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 01:25 BST
(00:25 27 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:22 BST
(06:22 27 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:45 BST
(12:45 27 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:44 BST
(18:44 27 May 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 02:11 BST
(01:11 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:11 BST
(07:11 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:31 BST
(13:31 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:31 BST
(19:31 28 May 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Bude) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (