Widemouth Bay Beach

Just A couple of miles from the centre of Bude (5 minutes in the car), it’s well worth making a journey to this extremely popular beach. It’s a vast expanse of sand with lots of rock pools to explore. Although it looks like one huge beach, it’s actually divided in two.

The southern end, Black Rock has a privately owned car park and is dog friendly all year. Black Rock at the southern end is dog friendly all year.


Ideal for:  Relaxing, family fun and activities

Accessibility: Good access with ramp onto the sand.

Facilities:  Beach cafes and pubs close by.

Car Parking:  Pay and display parking.

Safety: Seasonal RNLI Lifeguards.

Best time to surf:  All tides.

Dog Friendly? Seasonal Dog Ban from 15th May to 30th September between 10am and 6pm

SW Coast Path:  2.8 miles to Summerleaze Beach | 2 miles to Millook

Location: EX23 0AW

Directions: 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.  The main car park is for Widemouth, the next is for Black Rock.

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