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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! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
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      Bungalow #6782114
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
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        Bungalow #1680092
        10
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • 4 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 10
          House #1028543
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          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Bungalow #8124400
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 10
              Bungalow #8154861
              10
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 5 BR
                • 5 BA
                • Sleeps 13
                Villa #472911
                10
                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 10
                  House #423237
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Bungalow #6709781
                    4
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 9
                      House #8033172
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                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Bungalow #6114163
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                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (3 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Bungalow #8118918
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                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            House #1098618
                            4
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #1675218
                              6
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                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #1069062
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #1009240
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                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 10
                                    House #8147140
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                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      House #6798291
                                      7
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Cottage #6816789
                                          • 5 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          House #488607
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                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #437947
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                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #1034187
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                House #6980360
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  House #1937930
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                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Cottage #1861694
                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #6980323
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Bungalow #1891022
                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Bungalow #6965291
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Bungalow #1922277
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                              House #8170657
                                                              Viewed 19 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
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                                                                  Apartment #6773866
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    House #6911479
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
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                                                                      Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Cottage #6082727
                                                                        18
                                                                        Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (26 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Barn #8158270
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                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (25 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Bungalow #6113635
                                                                            25
                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (51 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Cottage #8121484
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                                                                              Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Apartment #8035859
                                                                                17
                                                                                Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #8118992
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Chalet #6497451
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 16
                                                                                      House #6711466
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (29 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Barn #8150009
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                                                                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #6466401
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                                                                                          Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            Cottage #8027943
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #8053557
                                                                                              12
                                                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                Cottage #8158245
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cabin #8057592
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                                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Best Little Guest House in Cornwall

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The first thing you feel arriving at this property is warmth and that happy feeling you've booked the right place! The setting is very pretty and the cottage is nicely furnished and very fresh. Mark and Tracey are very welcoming and their daughter quickly collared our son for a play around the property with some friends; he felt right at home immediately. And then there's Nelly, the family bundle of white fluff -- she's a cutie...a dog by the way. I booked the cottage for my family during the week of my birthday so on the day and after a trip down to The Minack Theatre (a must) for an afternoon performance, Mark (a chef with a lovin' touch) prepared a very special birthday feast for us in the evening with some of my favourite things -- yum! Can't recommend this property enough...haven't even mentioned the sauna and hot tub yet. Book and find out!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                  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: Apr 17, 2017
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017