The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A large cosy dog friendly pub in the centre of the village. There's a real fire and Cask ales are available. Parking is available roadside and there are regular live music nights.
Just along the coast from the busy resort of Bude, Widemouth is a long, long stretch of sand backed by high cliffs. Unusual rock formations on the beach are a magnet for climbers while the Atlantic surf brings bodyboarders, kayakers and surfers here in their hundreds. Widemouth Bay is home to a scattering of houses, pubs, cafes and restaurants but there remains a definitive sense of having strayed off the beaten path here. There is a section open to dogs all year round, loads of parking and several surf schools.
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.
A walk of approximately 10 miles which starts from Marhamchurch Square and follows country lanes and footpaths. The route is signposted and its name derives from the term "inclined plane" which is a system used on some canals for raising boats between water levels.
This quaint village with some lovely thatched cob cottages lies on the disused canal just two miles from south-east Bude. It was founded as a monastic settlement by St Morwenna and ever year, on the Monday after 12th August, the ancient Marhamchurch Revel is held to celebrate the Saints good works.
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.
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.
Lobster, sea bass, monkfish, crab, whatever's in season, fresh off the boat.
First class food
Every dish we ordered was delicious.
The sea food tagliatelle was the best I'd ever tasted.
Delicious locally caught fresh fish at a very reasonable price and also useful for essential supplies.
The museum is set in the castle and offers an interesting insight into life in Bude, its varied geology, history and its progression from a port to most recently a surfing centre. Education facilities, a shop and restaurant are on site and the restaurant has stunning views.
An interesting visit and good place to go when the weather isn't great
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