The 5 Best Beaches to Visit During your Holiday in Bude

When you’re planning the perfect UK beach getaway, Bude and the surrounding area in North Cornwall should really be somewhere at the top of the list. This charming coastal town is a haven for holidaymakers seeking the perfect blend of sun, sand, surf and relaxation and is just a stone’s throw from any of our luxurious holiday cottages here, at Court Farm Holidays. With its stunning coastline, superb surfing conditions and breathtaking natural beauty, the beaches in Bude and beyond offer an idyllic destination for your next holiday, if we do say so ourselves! 

So in this post, we thought we’d explore the five best beaches in Bude that you simply should not miss during your holiday escapades in North Cornwall with Court Farm Holidays.

1. Summerleaze Beach, your ultimate family retreat

As you embark on your North Cornwall holiday adventure in or around Bude, Summerleaze Beach should definitely be on your itinerary as a must-visit destination, especially for those of you with families. With its golden sands stretching out before you and the waves gently lapping the shore, it’s the perfect spot for building sandcastles and playing beach games with your loved ones. The beach’s central location and ample parking make it easily accessible from any of our holiday cottages in the area, allowing you to start your day with a refreshing morning stroll by the sea or an adrenaline-fuelled surf to kick-start your day.

The iconic Bude Sea Pool, nestled among the rocks, offers a unique and safe swimming experience for all ages. Kids can safely splash around, and adults can indulge in a relaxing dip while taking in the panoramic views of the coastline without the worry of waves.

Summerleaze Beach Cornwall

2. Crooklets Beach, a surfer’s paradise

For those seeking a more adventurous beach experience, Crooklets Beach is a surfer’s dream come true. Known for its consistent waves and fantastic surf conditions, this beach draws in surf enthusiasts from all over. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a beginner eager to catch your first wave, Crooklets Beach offers the ideal playground for honing your skills.

After a thrilling day of riding the waves, you can unwind at local beachside cafes and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of this surfers’ paradise. Try out Rosie’s Kitchen Cafe right by the beach for amazing breakfasts and the ultimate milkshake experience!

Crooklets Beach Bude

3. Widemouth Bay, Nature’s Canvas

No Court Farm holiday experience would be complete without a visit to the captivating Widemouth Bay, just a hop, skip and a jump from the gates of our Maramchurch base. This expansive sandy beach, surrounded by stunning rugged cliffs and striking rock formations, offers a canvas of natural beauty as well as miles of beach to enjoy, a superb selection of beachside eateries and watersports lessons to partake in.

A short drive from Bude, Widemouth Bay is easily accessible from all of our holiday cottages, making it a super-convenient day-trip destination. While you’re there, why not take the kids to explore the rock pools that are teeming with marine life during low tide, or take a leisurely stroll along the expansive beach, soaking in the views and feeling the sand between your toes when the tide is low?

Widemouth Bay Dog Friendly Beach

4. Sandymouth Beach, for seclusion and serenity

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by venturing to the serene haven of Sandymouth Beach. Nestled in a National Trust-managed area, this beach exudes a sense of calm and seclusion that is perfect for relaxation. The pebbly shores and dramatic cliffs create a tranquil atmosphere, inviting you to unwind and rejuvenate.

While slightly off the beaten path, Sandymouth Beach is well worth the journey. A visit to this hidden gem allows you to disconnect from the world and connect with the beauty of nature. Unlike many beaches in the area, Sandymouth also welcomes dogs all year round so it’s great for a stroll with your furry friends too.

Sandymouth Beach Bude

5. Northcott Mouth Beach, for history and tranquility

As your Bude holiday unfolds, make sure to include Northcott Mouth Beach in your itinerary for a unique blend of history and tranquillity. This beach is renowned for its fascinating ancient rock formations, pebble-strewn shores, and the remnants of the steamship ‘Belem’ which can be seen in the sand at Menachurch Point to the north of the beach after running aground in 1917, which adds an air of mystery to your coastal exploration.

Located just a short drive away from Bude and all of our holiday cottages, Northcott Mouth Beach invites you to step back in time while enjoying the soothing sounds of the sea with leisurely walks along the shore whilst you and your family uncover traces of history left by generations before us.

Northcott Mouth Beach Bude

Bude, with its stunning coastline, offers an unforgettable beach holiday experience. From the family-friendly charm of Summerleaze Beach to the adventurous spirit of Crooklets Beach, the natural beauty of Widemouth Bay, the serenity of Sandymouth Beach, and the historical intrigue of Northcott Mouth Beach, there really is something for everyone.

With its diverse beaches, North Cornwall’s brilliant Bude is a haven for holidaymakers seeking relaxation, adventure, and the perfect seaside escape. So, pack your bags, choose your perfect holiday cottage from the superb selection here, at Court Farm Holidays, and get ready to embark on a journey that you and your family will never forget.