Widemouth Bay Beach

Ideal for: Relaxing | Family fun | Watersports | Rockpools | Blue Flag | Seaside Award | Directions


  • Level access with a ramp onto the sand
  • Large car park
  • Accessible toilet facility


  • Beach café and hotel
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Outdoor activities
  • Watersport & surf hire

Dog Friendly

  • Dog ban from 15th May to 30th September between 10am and 6pm.

Car Parking

  • Large pay and display parking (cash, card and JustPark App)


  • Seasonal RNLI Lifeguards
  • Easter School Holiday 29 March – 14 April
  • Weekends only 20 April – 28 April
  • Daily 04 May – 29 September
  • Weekends only 5 October – 20 October
  • October Half Term 26 October – 3 November
  • Patrol times 10am – 6pm

Best time to surf

  • Two hours before high and low tide whilst the waves break gently and roll for longer.

The Blue Flag and Seaside Award winning, rugged and picture perfect Widemouth Bay Beach offers two miles of golden sand.

Just a stone’s throw from the heart of Bude, a mere five-minute drive or short bus ride, lies the irresistible allure of Widemouth Bay with a vast two-mile expanse of sand.

This Blue Flag and Seaside Award-winning beach proudly boasts a Blue Flag designation, a testament to its cleanliness and quality and promises all the amenities necessary for a memorable family day at the beach.

While it may appear as one expansive shoreline, it’s actually divided into two distinct sections.  Venturing to the southern end of the beach where the shoreline transitions into rocky terrain takes you to Black Rock Beach.  This rocky expanse presents an ideal opportunity for rock pooling enthusiasts, with an abundance of marine life waiting to be discovered during lower tides.


2.7 miles | 6 minutes from the Bude TIC.

  • Turn left out of the at TIC car park.  Continue straight ahead.  The first car park on the right is free (a 15 minute walk along the Coast Path to the beach) or continue down the hill.  EX23 0AW
  • On the 95 bus route