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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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                                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Fantastic break staying at the Summerhouse

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The Summerhouse was perfectly positioned to explore what south Devon and north Cornwall had to offer. Thanks for the use of the wetsuits we were able to try surfing for the first time at Widemouth bay just a minutes walk from the door. We failed miserably but had fun in our efforts. The house was lovely and clean with all the essentials for a home from home holiday, when we arrived there were cream teas on the table for us which were delicious, Thank you. We had glorious weather for our stay and the house is lovely and airy and gets filled with sunlight. Our children loved visiting Tamar Otter and wildlife centre not too far away where we could hold owls and birds of prey and pet other animals roaming around. Graham, Sarah, Zoe (14) & Dan (9) - Milton Keynes.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  Lovely property, great location

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  We stayed here for a week during Easter 2017. The property itself is lovely and well equipped. There are two double rooms and one twin on the ground floor, with a further bedroom (with two bunk beds) and the living area on the first floor. All bedrooms ensuite. Views of the beach and sea are from both floors, mainly the first. On the whole, a very positive experience, only being a couple of mins walk to the sandy beach and 5 minutes drive to Bude. There is, however, just one allocated parking space and the 3 visitor spaces are high in demand during peak times. There were a couple of aspects of the property which needed a little TLC, but nothing of significance. Overall, a lovely property and great location, and we would definitely recommend. One of best we've been to so far.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  will go againwew realy enjoyed ourselves

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  wetook a chance booking on line but trhe bungalow could not have been faulted in any way but one the double bed mattras need a new one, but we managed, and was lucky with the weather it was perfect will hope to go again, and would recomend it highley.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017