Northcott Mouth Beach

Visit this beach for a secluded alternative to the more popular beaches in the town centre and Widemouth Bay. Northcott Mouth is a rocky beach which opens to a large expanse of sand. The cliffs are rich with geological folds and there is a shipwreck in the sand which can sometimes be seen. With towering cliffs, this National Trust beach is hauntingly beautiful and feels like a cove. Children will love the wide open space, numerous rock pools and making dams to block the stream. It’s a lovely walk to Sandymouth, and if the tide is right, you can walk on the sand (which is much easier than the Coast Path) – but check the tides with a Lifeguard first.

Ideal for:  Relaxing, family fun and peace and quiet.

Accessibility: Good once you get past the pebbles.

Facilities:  The famous Margaret’s Rustic Tea Garden (seasonal).

Car Parking:  National Trust Car Park.

Safety: Seasonal RNLI Lifeguards.

Best time to surf:  All tides.

Dog Friendly?  Yes.

SW Coast Path:  0.9 miles to Sandymouth Bay | 0.9 miles to Crooklets

Location: EX23 9ED

Directions: 3.2 miles | 12 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.  As you enter Poughill, turn left at ‘The Old Post Office’ and continue ahead until you reach the car park on the left.

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