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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
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    House #6809062
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 7
      Bungalow #1680092
      12
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Bungalow #6782114
        4
        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
          • 4 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 9
          House #8033172
          1
          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 4 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 10
            House #1028543
            11
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 10
              Bungalow #8154861
              14
              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Cottage #8155047
                3
                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (6 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Bungalow #8118918
                  6
                  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 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Bungalow #8124400
                      1
                      Viewed 10 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 6 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 14 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 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Bungalow #6114163
                              1
                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 10
                                House #423237
                                16
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #1009240
                                  1
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (13 reviews)
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    House #8147140
                                    13
                                    Viewed 15 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
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          House #1995327
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #1034187
                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #488607
                                              2
                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Apartment #6773909
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #1745283
                                                  1
                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    House #437947
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Apartment #6773866
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        House #1937930
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Bungalow #6965291
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Bungalow #1922277
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #6980360
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Cottage #1861694
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Bungalow #1891022
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Bungalow #8272687
                                                                    3
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Cottage #8267530
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        House #8170657
                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                          House #6911479
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (22 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Cottage #6082727
                                                                            22
                                                                            Viewed 113 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
                                                                              16
                                                                              Viewed 59 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 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (56 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Cottage #8121484
                                                                                  56
                                                                                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (32 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Bungalow #6113635
                                                                                    32
                                                                                    Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (34 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Barn #8150009
                                                                                      34
                                                                                      Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (22 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Cottage #8108950
                                                                                        22
                                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (15 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #8118992
                                                                                          15
                                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (30 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Barn #8158270
                                                                                            30
                                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #428907
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cabin #8057592
                                                                                                14
                                                                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (25 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Cottage #6495711
                                                                                                  25
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                    (22 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #8035859
                                                                                                    22
                                                                                                    Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (23 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #6466401
                                                                                                      23
                                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Holiday Cottages Widemouth Bay - Self Catering (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Very nice holiday

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely location by the bay. We had lots of space and enjoyed our holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful secluded property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a lovely holiday at Little Marsland. The cottage was well equipped and particularly stylish. The beds were comfortable and everything worked well. It was our first visit to north Cornwall and we were impressed. We would thoroughly recommend this holiday home. The mobile broadband was painfully slow but that just stopped us working on holiday, so a bonus really!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017