Widemouth Bay Beach
Just south of Bude. In comparison to many beaches in north Cornwall, the beach at Widemouth Bay consists of a mile of flat sand backed by low cliffs and grassy fields.
The beach is rocky in places providing many rock pools harbouring marine wildlife. Widemouth bay is popular with surfers and its coastal paths provide excellent views towards Millook and the coast north of Bude.
Amenities: Council car parks and toilets (Disabled), various cafes and shops.
Dogs: Widemouth Bay (North Beach only) dog ban in place from Easter Day to October 1st.
Surfing Info: Has a variety peaks from the north to the south end of the beach, breaking on sand or reef, producing spilling or heavy barrelling waves.
Suitable for: Beginners to experienced surfers. Dangers: High tide rocks in the middle of the beach and at Black rock. Rips also near there. Crowded in the busy season. Tides: Surfable at Mid to high tide. Wind: E/SE offshore
Lifeguard service: Lifeguards on this beach from May 1st till September 30th 2009.
Beach ownership: Cornwall council.
Cleansing: Manually by Cornwall council beach ranger service.