Sandymouth Bay Beach

A gorgeous National Trust beach, just 15 minutes (by car) north of the town. When the tide is out, the fantastic sandy beach is exposed and it is often much quieter than the other main beaches. It is very popular with both families and surfers and is set against a dramatic back-drop of sheer cliffs. The beach is just a short walk down from the National Trust car park, where you will also find toilets and a café with seasonal opening times.  A 10 minute walk away from the beach will take you to the Holiday Park which is open all year and has a bar, Costa Cofee shop, restaurant and leisure facilities for non-guests.

At low tide you can walk the 2 miles from Crooklets Beach to Sandymouth along the beach; you may see a shipwreck buried in the sand and look out for the honeycomb structures of the sandcastle worm.

The car park is chargeable and manned by the National Trust.  Out of season there is an honesty box for parking payments.

Swimming is only safe between the red and yellow flags.

Ideal for:  Family fun, exploring and sand.

Accessibility: Poor.  The walk from the car park is steep.

Facilities:  Seasonal cafe.

Car Parking:  National Trust car park.

Safety: Seasonal RNLI Lifeguards.

Best time to surf:  Mid to low tide.

Dog Friendly?  Yes, all year.

SW Coast Path:  1.1 miles to Duckpool | 0.9 miles to Northcott Mouth

Location: EX23 9HW

Directions: 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.

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