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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! 4.7/5
    (12 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    House #6809062
    12
    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Bungalow #6782114
      4
      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (11 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        Bungalow #1680092
        11
        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 9
          House #8033172
          1
          Viewed 12 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
            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (4 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Bungalow #8118918
              4
              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Bungalow #8124400
                1
                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (12 reviews)
                  View details for price
                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 10
                  Bungalow #8154861
                  12
                  Viewed 6 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
                      (5 reviews)
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #1098618
                      5
                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Bungalow #6114163
                        1
                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (7 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #1069062
                          7
                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Cottage #8047963
                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #1009240
                              1
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (13 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                House #8147140
                                13
                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #6798291
                                  10
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #6816789
                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      House #1034187
                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        House #488607
                                        2
                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #1745283
                                          1
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #437947
                                            1
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #1937930
                                              1
                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                House #1995327
                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #6980360
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Cottage #1861694
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Bungalow #8272687
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Cottage #8267530
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #6980323
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                            House #8170657
                                                            Viewed 31 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 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  House #6911479
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (21 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Cottage #6082727
                                                                    21
                                                                    Viewed 131 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (15 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
                                                                      15
                                                                      Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (11 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8037623
                                                                        11
                                                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (55 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #8121484
                                                                          55
                                                                          Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (30 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Bungalow #6113635
                                                                            30
                                                                            Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (29 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Barn #8158270
                                                                              29
                                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (21 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #8108950
                                                                                21
                                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                  (12 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #8118992
                                                                                  12
                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (31 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Barn #8150009
                                                                                    31
                                                                                    Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (23 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Cottage #6495711
                                                                                      23
                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (21 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #8035859
                                                                                        21
                                                                                        Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #428907
                                                                                          6
                                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            Cottage #8158245
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cabin #8057592
                                                                                              13
                                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (17 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                House #8144291
                                                                                                17
                                                                                                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (22 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #6466401
                                                                                                  22
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                                                                                    10
                                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (30 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #878731
                                                                                                      30
                                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous modernised cottage in secluded location

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved this clean very comfortable modernised cottage and it's secluded wooded location in a nature reserve. We had very easy access to the undulating coastal paths with stunning sea views as well as walks in the reserve itself. There was also a brilliant thatched roof pub within 30 to 40 minutes walking distance through the reserve which served very good pub meals and lovely cider! Would definitely go back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely cosy quirky cottage with everything you could need
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017