The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Emma and Bob create a very welcoming vibe and the food is spot on too! Enjoy a classic pub lunch in the courtyard which is a real sun trap.
This beach is accessed via the coastal path, the top section of the beach is mostly stony and at low tide a mass of fine yellow sand is revealed. The beach is prone to being cut off by high tide, so it is advisable to check tide times when planning your visit.
Take your dog on this walk as it passes a beach and has the advantage of pubs en-route where dogs are welcome. Starting with a gentle climb out of Bude this is a lovely five and a half mile walk which takes in the Coastal Path, farmland and the canal towpath.
Bude is a buzzing family resort, known for its sprawling, sandy beaches and good surf breaks. Some of Bude’s original Victorian architecture remains, while there are plenty of contemporary attractions to enjoy too.
Not just a beach cafe but also an ice cream parlour and beach shop. The cafe turns into a restaurant in the evening where local seafood is a speciality. Try to dine on the veranda overlooking Summerleaze, wonderful during the light summer evenings.
Excellent food, lovely location
Really nice atmosphere - quite casual at lunch, but a little more sophisticated in the evenings. Really good food - exceeds expectations of a beach-side cafe!
Good food, reasonably priced
We popped in in the middle of February after a good walk on the beach. The staff were welcoming and the food perfectly adequate (nice Cheesy Chips!)
Fantastic fresh locally caught seafood in modern restaurant in the most fabulous location just above the beach with great views.
Local veg, fish and meat, including beef and lamb reared on the owner's farm. Bread and pasties fresh from the bakery.
Great homemade pasties
This is the place to get fresh homemade pasties! Just delicious!
Very useful farm shop for vegetables, some fruit, baked goods etc. Go there first before supermarket!
From the National Trust car park, it's a bit of a steep climb down to this secluded beach, but that makes it a good spot to escape the crowds. Sandy at low tide.
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.
This beach lives up to its name, being a very wide stretch of sand which has a section open to dogs all year round. There is lots of parking and several surf schools as it is a great location for watersports.
Widemouth bay is lovely, we've stayed near here a few times and it never disappoints.
Great beach for surfing and swimming due to waves and lifeguards on duty.
Once the local blacksmiths, this friendly local now hosts monthly folk nights. Drop in for a bite to eat in the beer garden or enjoy a pint of real ale in front of the log fire.
Fantastic country pub with friendly staff, great food and a lovely garden.
Excellent food (beef and chorizo burger was a joy) and very welcoming to us and our four month old daughter. Friendly people and the beer selection looked frustratingly good but I was unfortunately driving. I will definitely go again next time I'm in the area. Real pub, real ale, proper food and friendly people...how a pub should be.
Visit the Welcombe Pottery around lunchtime and stay for a meal at the quirky, retro and very child friendly Old Smithy Inn: good value, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Great to find a proper, country pub that serves good beer, good food AND genuinely likes children!
Quirky little pub, nice local feel. Decent food.
Fantastic rustic pub
Fantastic rustic pub, great food. A really chilled out place. Nice garden area to sit outside. Children's menu. 2 real fires in winter. 5 min drive from Welcombe Mouth beach - our favourite watering hole!
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