Widemouth Bay Beach
Just a little distance from Bude, this is popular with bathers and surfers alike. Although it looks like one huge beach, stretching across almost 1.5 miles, it is actually divided into the North and South Beach (also called Black Rock) by a natural barrier of rock. Widemouth offers fantastic conditions to learn surfing or body-boarding, which is why many of the local surf schools have their base there.
Ideal for: Surfing, swimming
Accessibility: Large car park
Facilities: Café and public toilets (summer season only)
Lifeguard Cover: Daily 28th March to 12th April (Easter school holidays), weekends only 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th April, then daily 2nd May to the 27th September, weekends only in October, then daily 24th October to the 1st November.
Best time to surf: All tides
Dog Friendly? No dogs on Widemouth from Easter to Oct 1st, but allowed on the adjacent Black Rock beach.
Location: EX23 0AW – 3 miles south of Bude