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Widemouth Bay

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Everyone’s heard of the bright and breezy seaside town of Bude in north Cornwall, but just down the coast sits a lesser-known location which is fast becoming the areas next big thing.

Widemouth Bay near Bude in North Cornwall Widemouth (pronounced wid-muth, not wide-mouth as the tourists tend to call it, much to the locals’ amusement) centers around a long, open bay reached via the winding cliff top road from Bude town. Low tide brings opportunities for rock pooling amongst the little coves and inlets, whilst at high tide the best way to enjoy this beach is snuggled up on the wall watching the surfers catch the big Atlantic waves. On a late summer evening, the waterline creeps up the softer, warm sand or the beach and makes this a great spot for skinny dipping (a great way for honeymooning couples to finish off their romantic coastal escape in Cornwall)!

Luxury Coastal Breaks in Widemouth Bay Widemouth Bay is popular with families and surfers who visit to take to the waves at this brilliant surfing beach in Cornwall. The big, sandy beach itself is reached via the winding coastal road from Bude and is lined with both local homes and holiday cottages boasting breathtaking views of the vast Atlantic Ocean in front. Meander down the side roads and discover quaint Cornish cottages, many white-washed with golden thatched roofs and Cornish palm trees swaying over the front doors. The beach is easily accessible and life-guarded in high seasons, meaning it is a safe bet for beginners as well as experienced surfers. In fact, in summer, the number of muscular red-trunked males and patrolling 4x4s could make you think you’d landed in a scene from Baywatch. On a hot summer’s day Widemouth Bay is like Cornwall’s slice of California, offering a full-filled beach break for all.

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