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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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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (10 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    Bungalow #1680092
    10
    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.6/5
      (10 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      House #6809062
      10
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 4 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 10
        House #1028543
        11
        Viewed 13 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (10 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 10
            Bungalow #8154861
            10
            Viewed 20 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 5 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (10 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 5 BA
                • Sleeps 13
                Villa #472911
                10
                Viewed 24 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 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (4 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Bungalow #6709781
                    4
                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 9
                      House #8033172
                      1
                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (4 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #1098618
                        4
                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (3 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Bungalow #8118918
                          3
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Bungalow #8124400
                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (6 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #1069062
                              6
                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (12 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                House #8147140
                                12
                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Bungalow #6114163
                                  1
                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                    (8 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #6798291
                                    8
                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #1009240
                                      1
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Apartment #6773909
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Apartment #6773866
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #488607
                                            2
                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #6911479
                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Bungalow #1891022
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Cottage #8047963
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    House #437947
                                                    1
                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                      House #1034187
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                        House #8170657
                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Cottage #1861694
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            House #1937930
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Bungalow #1922277
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #2542535
                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #6816789
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #6980360
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #6980323
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Bungalow #6965291
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #8156006
                                                                          13
                                                                          Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (18 reviews)
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                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            House #8133883
                                                                            18
                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
                                                                              12
                                                                              Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                House #8155498
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  House #428923
                                                                                  16
                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    House #8160754
                                                                                    8
                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Good! 3.8/5
                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6563466
                                                                                      5
                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Bungalow #6823594
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Multiple rentals House #8157203
                                                                                          13
                                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Chalet #6497451
                                                                                            2
                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Bungalow #6801583
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Bungalow #423048
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 19
                                                                                                  House #829920
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Bungalow #8159419
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Stylish and equipped with everything you will need for a Cornish holiday at any time of year.

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Our stay at the Summer House over Easter weekend was fantastic. It is well located for the beach and for going further afield - we visited the Eden Project which was only an hour away. Close to Bude for more eating and shopping. We walked the coastal path to Crackington Haven which was spectacular if not for the faint hearted. The Summer House was cosy on the chilly evenings with very effective heating. It is well equipped for cooking at home and the cream tea welcome was a nice touch. Nicola and Bob were very welcoming and on hand for any advice or help if needed. We would recommend and return for another stay in the future.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    What a fabulous house. Loved it!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Fabulous house...very well decorated and maintained. The rooms were a great size and the communal living space was great for a group. The view out of the bi-fold doors was stunning and sometimes included cow visits. Really appreciated the prosecco and would highly recommend staying here. Owners Gareth & Jenny were very efficient in responding to requests - thank you.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017