Northcott Mouth Beach

With towering cliffs on both sides, Northcott is a hauntingly beautiful beach that feels a little like a cove. Children will love exploring the fine sand, many rock pools and stream, which runs down through the beach. Owned by the National Trust, it offers a slightly more secluded alternative to the main beaches.

Ideal For: Swimming, rock-pooling, photography
Accessibility: Small National Trust car park, halfway down the hill.
Facilities: Tea gardens open in the summer.
Lifeguard Cover: 4th July to 6th September (daily)
Best time to surf: Mid to low tide.
Dog Friendly? Yes, dogs welcome.
Location: EX23 9ED – 3 miles north of Bude