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Cottages in Widemouth Bay, Cornwall a home away from home in surfer's paradise

Widemouth Bay is a stretch of beach and a bay on the north Cornish coastline and is situated three miles from Bude. The large sandy beach becomes more exposed at low tide and has some interesting rock formations. This coast in Cornwall is steeped in smuggling history and has some unusual coves and inlets. The beach with its numerous rock pools is suitable for families and its incredible waves make it popular with surfers.

Places to holiday in Widemouth Bay

Facilities at Widemouth Bay include live surf cams, surf hire and beach shops making it a popular tourist attraction for holidays and short breaks and an ideal base to explore the rest of Cornwall. Naturally you will need somewhere to stay. However, hotels and guest houses are not as popular with tourists as they once were, many preferring the freedom that self-catering accommodation allows.

Holiday parks, camping, caravans are all considered self catering but do not offer the same home from home feel of holiday lodges and cottages. Cornish holidays in Widemouth Bay are convenient for all the awarding winning beaches in the area including Crooklets, Crackington Haven, and Sandymouth and for walking the coastal path.

Staying in a Cornish cottage puts you central to facilities for surfing, walking, fishing, horse riding, golfing, birdwatching, sightseeing and cycling. Some cottages allow you to bring your dog on holiday, rarely an option in a hotel, and the beaches at both Widemouth Bay and Bude permit dog walking in designated areas.

Things to do in Widemouth Bay

Shoreline Extreme Sports in neighbouring Bude offers courses in surf kayaking and canoe marathons. There are several surf schools and shops in the area and other adventure pursuits, such as climbing, coasteering, wind surfing, orienteering, mountain boarding and horse riding. Sea fishing, coarse fishing, and golfing facilities are abundant as are places to eat, drink and enjoy nightlife.

When you have spent enough time on the beach or the weather is not brilliant there are many interesting and historic attractions close to your holiday cottage including Launceston Castle, Tintagel Head and Bude Castle and Heritage Centre. The Harlequinns Leisure centre situated in Bude has superb facilities and offers entertainment whatever the weather. It has ten lanes for ten-pin bowling, Playzones for children, the Snackbowl for meals cooked from local produce and discos in the evenings.

Heritage buildings in the area include Ebbingford Manor, St Michael and All Angels church and the oldest house in Bude, Quay Cottage. Nature lovers can visit the Tamar Valley Donkey Park and Big Sheep in Abbotsham near Bideford or the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Park. Garden lovers will enjoy Merry Harriers Nursery, Docton Mill Gardens, and Pencarrow gardens.

Weather in Widemouth Bay

The weather in Widemouth Bay is mild with low rainfall and long hours of sunshine. However it can feel cool when the wind blows off the sea.

Travel to Widemouth Bay

Exeter, Plymouth and Newquay airports serve Widemouth Bay and it has a National Express coach stop. The nearest mainline railway stations are Plymouth, Exeter and Barnstable and there is a good local bus service.

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    Excellent! 4.6/5
    (11 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    House #6809062
    11
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (4 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Bungalow #6782114
      4
      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (10 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        Bungalow #1680092
        10
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (11 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 10
          House #1028543
          11
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (10 reviews)
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            • 5 BR
            • 5 BA
            • Sleeps 13
            Villa #472911
            10
            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (16 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 10
              House #423237
              16
              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (3 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Cottage #8155047
                3
                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (3 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 10
                  Bungalow #8118918
                  3
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Bungalow #8124400
                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Bungalow #8154861
                      10
                        • 4 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 9
                        House #8033172
                        1
                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (6 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #1675218
                          6
                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #1098618
                            4
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Bungalow #6114163
                              1
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (6 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #1069062
                                6
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #1009240
                                  1
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    House #8147140
                                    13
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #6798291
                                      8
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #6816789
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Cottage #8047963
                                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #1034187
                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #488607
                                              2
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #1745283
                                                1
                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  House #437947
                                                  1
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    House #1937930
                                                    1
                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                      House #1995327
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Bungalow #6965291
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #6980360
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Bungalow #1922277
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Bungalow #1891022
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                House #8170657
                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Apartment #6773866
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Apartment #6773909
                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      House #6911479
                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                        (12 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
                                                                        12
                                                                        Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (19 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Cottage #6082727
                                                                          19
                                                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (11 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8037623
                                                                            11
                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (28 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Barn #8158270
                                                                              28
                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (52 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #8121484
                                                                                52
                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (26 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Bungalow #6113635
                                                                                  26
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #8035859
                                                                                    18
                                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Cottage #8108950
                                                                                      20
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (10 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #8118992
                                                                                        10
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (19 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Cottage #6495711
                                                                                          19
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            Cottage #8158245
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (30 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Barn #8150009
                                                                                              30
                                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #6466401
                                                                                                20
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 16
                                                                                                  House #6711466
                                                                                                  10
                                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    House #8144291
                                                                                                    15
                                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (12 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cabin #8057592
                                                                                                      12
                                                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Holiday Cottages Widemouth Bay - Self Catering (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Cosy, Well thought out Cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Immediately felt comfortable, not the usual sparse holiday cottage, we felt like we were staying in someones home. The bed was extremely comfortable and the owner had even added an electric blanket! which we did use due to the cold evenings. So much character and so much thought put into modernising it without spoiling that. We all had a most enjoyable time there.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Cosy well appointed and comfortable stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It was a perfect retreat for escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Just a few minutes walk from the most amazing beach. The summerhouse has everything you need and home away from home. It's was very clean and comfy, quiet and a perfect retreat. Can't wait to go back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017