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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! 4.8/5
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    • 1 BA
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    House #6809062
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Chalet #6497451
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
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        Bungalow #1680092
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Bungalow #6782114
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            • 2 BR
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            Bungalow #6114163
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 4 BA
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              • Sleeps 10
              House #1028543
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                • 4 BR
                • 4 BA
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                • Sleeps 10
                House #423237
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                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 5 BA
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                  Villa #472911
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    Bungalow #6709781
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
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                      Bungalow #8118918
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 4 BA
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                        House #1069062
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
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                          House #8147140
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            House #6798291
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                              • 4 BA
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                              House #6911479
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                                • 5 BR
                                • 3 BA
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                                House #437947
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
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                                  Cottage #1745283
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #6043162
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Apartment #6773866
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        House #1034187
                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 4 BA
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                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          House #488607
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                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #1675218
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Bungalow #1891022
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Bungalow #1922277
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  House #1937930
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • Separate Toilets
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                                                    Cottage #1861694
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6816789
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Cottage #6043195
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          House #2542528
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            House #8033172
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              House #1009240
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                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                House #1098618
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #6773909
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Cottage #6082727
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                                                                    Viewed 192 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Bungalow #6113635
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                                                                        Viewed 124 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Barn #8158270
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                                                                          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
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                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Barn #8150009
                                                                              26
                                                                              Viewed 110 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #62137
                                                                                22
                                                                                Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  House #8078309
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                                                                                  Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #8053557
                                                                                    11
                                                                                    Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #8035859
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                                                                                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                        (49 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #8121484
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                                                                                        Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1988908
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                                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Bungalow #8164974
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                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                                              House #6547251
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Cottage #822674
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                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Bungalow #8113554
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cabin #8057592
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    A fantastic property in a great location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The property is of a very high standard with no stone left unturned in providing everything required for a comfortable and enjoyable stay
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    bright, airy, immaculate cottage in perfect peaceful location

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Huge amount of space, immaculately kept, owners are very thoughtful and left us goodies. We have been here twice now both summer and winter and the barn is wonderful for all seasons. Also as the barn is so large it easily accommodates a large family for a get together.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful modern property, very well looked after.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The property was a beautiful modern property with close proximity to the beach, would definitely recommend and go back for another stay. Had a wonderful Christmas with the family in this house, it was perfect where we could all be together, It is very well looked after and every room had its own ensuite which is perfect when there is 10 of you. Thank you for allowing us to stay in this wonderful house in a fab location :-)
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Dec 2016