Widemouth Bay Beach

Marine Conservation Society Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 - excellent water quality

Widemouth Bay is very long open bay popular with families and surfers and at low tide there are hundreds of rock pools to explore. 

Situated just 3 miles south of Bude and accessible along the South West coast path, Widemouth Bay offers fantastic conditions to learn surfing or body-boarding, which is why many of the local surf schools are based there. 

Viewing areas with free car parking are located at both the north and south end of the bay so you can enjoy the fantastic panorama without getting your feet sandy!

Surfers will experience a variety peaks from the north to the south end of the beach, breaking on sand or reef, producing spilling or heavy barrelling waves.  You'll also spot the Black Rock landmark.

Suitable for: Beginners to experienced surfers. Dangers: High tide rocks in the middle of the beach and at Black rock.

Rips also near there. Crowded in the busy season. Tides: Surfable at Mid to high tide. Wind: E/SE offshore.

Please note: Dogs are welcome throughout the year on the southern section of the beach (Black Rock). 

The northern part operates a seasonal dog ban between Easter Sunday and 30 September.

Information provided by visit Cornwall 

Enjoying beautiful views of Cornwall’s Widemouth Bay, The Bay View Inn in Bude offers luxurious en suite rooms and a restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Many rooms have their own balconies, and all have free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

All rooms at The Bay View Inn have a flat-screen TV with DVD player, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities with Cornish spring water and Fairtrade tea. Each has an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, and many have sea views.

The inn has a range of dining areas, in the form of the Driftwood, Surf and Beach Hut restaurants, and also offers al fresco dining. The Beach Hut runs along the front of the hotel enjoying stunning Atlantic views and Cornish sunsets. A bar serves a range of locally brewed ales, lagers and ciders.

A 6-minute drive from the centre of Bude, this north Cornwall inn is less than 30 minutes from Tintagel, known for its medieval castle. The market town of Holsworthy lies 13 miles east, with Dartmoor National Park around 45 minutes’ drive away.

Our superb restaurant only serves the freshest food and quite simply you will taste the difference. The imaginative use of local produce allows us to set ourselves apart by offering Cornish twists to favourite dishes, for example a Bay View Cheeseburger is not ‘any old’ Cheeseburger but 6oz burger made with pure bred, hung, locally reared Aberdeen Angus Beef , made by Bude Meats and topped with either Whalesborough Farm Miss Muffet Cheese (our neighbouring farm) or Cornish Blue Cheese.

A simple smoked mackerel salad is made fresher and more tasty by using Tregida Smoked Mackerel, Our ‘Ploughman’s Ciabatta’ is made unique by using Cornish Yarg and home made marmalade instead of ‘Cheddar and Branston’.

You get to enjoy the freshest food, with fabulous flavours. So much mass produced food has little texture & relies on preservatives, flavourings and vast quantities of salt to give it taste. Our produce has the benefit of small farming methods which ensure that the flavour of the food itself shines through, (without all the additives) the quality flavour and texture of our dishes give you a chance to taste food as it should be!