The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Both locals and visitors alike will enjoy a visit to this traditional village pub. Once a brew house, nowadays you'll find real ales and ciders alongside home cooked pub food and daily specials. There's an enclosed beer garden for alfresco dining during summer.
A short drive from Bude, Duckpool Beach sits within a stretch of dramatic coastline. Bordered by cliffs, the sand and pebble beach neighbours beautiful woodlands. With lots of walking routes around the cove and in the surrounding woodland, Duckpool Beach is an explorer's haven. The beach is best enjoyed from the shore though, as swimming is advised against due to strong currents. No lifeguards are present.
Slightly scrambly walks up the cliffs on either side. Worth a visit
A two and a half mile walk which is fairly strenuous so don't be mislead into thinking it's an easy stroll by the short mileage. It's worth the effort though as you'll take in woodland and coastal path with some amazing views. You'll also pass a pub and tea rooms giving options for a well earned break. Take a look at the iwalkcornwall website for further details and other lovely local walks.
The majority of those holidaying in North Devon never stumble across Welcombe, yet they are missing out on one of the area’s prettiest villages. Straddling a deep valley, Welcombe is divided by a stream which winds its way to the cliff edge and drops to the sea in a picturesque waterfall. A few miles down the coast is Bude, with half a dozen beaches and pubs, cafes and restaurants galore, but the idyllic atmosphere of Welcombe may prove difficult to leave.
Visit this unspoiled beach and fall in love with the breathtaking views. If you head to Northcott Mouth Beach at low tide you may be able to see the remnants of the steamship ‘Belem’ which ran aground here in 1917. At high tide, you can take in the stunning panoramas from the clifftops surrounding the beach. A secluded haven as it is, there are no facilities nearby.
Amazing dog friendly beach. Very clean and scenery amazing. Lifeguards present so makes you feel safe. There is the Rustic Tearooms nearby serving hot food and drinks. Only problem , no toilets!
A wonderful beach and much quieter than Bude. An added bonus is the Rustic Tea Garden which is a lovely cafe just behind the beach. You can eat in their lovely garden or take away back to the beach. Great hot dogs, jacket potatoes and very yummy cakes.
Crooklets is an expansive sandy beach that joins up with neighbouring Summerleaze and Northcott Mouth at low tide. Popular with families and lifeguarded from May to September, it has been known to get quite busy in the summer. Visitors can make use of the array of facilities available at Crooklets, including a car park, children's play area and skate park, eateries, showers and more.
Set between Bude and Morwenstow, Sandymouth Beach takes in sweeping views of the coast. At low tide, it is possible to walk the two mile stretch leading towards Bude. If you want to enjoy a different perspective on the way back the coast path above the cliffs makes for a scenic route home. Looked after by the National Trust, the beach has a manned car park with lots of space. On the beach visitors can enjoy a tumbling waterfall and make use of the available facilities, including cafe, toilets and water sports equipment hire.
As noted before this is national trust so free parking if you are a member or £4.50 for the day. It's a short walk down a steep incline past a decent cafe and shop and clean loos. It's a rocky beach at high tide but a fantastic sandy beach at low tide- you get lots of lovely sandy pools which are perfect for toddlers. It's also great for crabbing at low and high tide. Also has life guards. Surf was decent enough for body boarding. Overall great beach and not hugely busy when we were there ( late August)
This is a lovely beach for both children and (novice in our case) surfers. The path down from the car park is steep but worth it. At the bottom you have a bit of a scramble over big pebbles to reach the sand but once there it's great. Watch out for the tide coming in and be ready to move back quickly! The car park charge was £4.50 but that let you stay all day. There is a nice cafe with outdoor seating and clean public loos. We spent all our beach days here.
David Westcott and Alice Gare run the pottery and offer both earthenware and Raku pots to buy along with pottery courses.
Worth a trip for anyone interested in functional or decorative ceramics in refreshingly modern and usable designs. Mrs Potter, Alice is lovely and tolerated our 22 month old having a very close look/picking everything up!
Once a haunt for smugglers and wreckers, this 13th Century freehouse has provided sustenance for weary travellers for centuries. Today you can dine on fresh, local produce, or enjoy a refreshing pint after a hard day’s stomp on the coast path. The log fire, large beer garden and children’s play-area make it ideal for all seasons. Booking is advisable.
Simple but tasty food. My partner had a very generous ploughman's and the beer garden is a great place to enjoy it. Was driving so didn't have a beer but the selection looked good. We'd go back again.
Excellent quality food & drink
We came here twice in a week, had 2 fantastic meals, great for kids & families, lovely location, would certainly both recommend and come again!
Good food, pleasant, simple surroundings.
A lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere and the food is excellent.
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