Sandymouth Bay Beach

Ideal for: Fewer Crowds | Exploring | Relaxing | Remoteness | Directions


  • Steep walk from the car park to beach
  • Large car park


  • Toilet
  • Seasonal cafe

Dog Friendly

  • Dogs are welcome all year

Car Parking

  • National Trust car park


  • Seasonal RNLI Lifeguards
  • Daily 18 May-29 September
  • Patrol times 10am-6pm

Best time to surf

  • Very few waves at high tide

Untamed charm, rugged beauty off the beaten track

Nestled just 15 minutes north of town by car lies the stunning Sandymouth Bay Beach, a gem under the care of the National Trust.  When the tide recedes, it reveals a vast expanse of pristine sandy shores, often offering a quieter retreat compared to the bustling main beaches.  Its allure captivates families and surfers alike, with the addition of towering cliffs as a picturesque backdrop.

Access to this coastal haven isn’t particularly convenient, theres a steep walk down from the National Trust car park.  There’s a seasonal café, and a mere 10-minute walk leads to the year-round Holiday Park, boasting a bar, coffee shop and restaurant.

During low tide, embark on a captivating coastal journey, tracing the two-mile stretch from Crooklets Beach to Sandymouth, where hidden treasures like a buried shipwreck await discovery, alongside the intricate honeycomb structures of the sandcastle worm.


6.3 miles / 15 minutes from the Bude TIC

  • Turn left at the mini-roundabout and drive through the town.  Continue straight ahead (do not filter left or right), through the golf course and continue up the hill through Poughill.  Turn left at the junction, past Wooda Holiday Park and left at the next junction.  Continue ahead and turn left for Sandymouth at the sharp bend.  EX23 9HW