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  • Sightsee821578
    8 contributions
    Spent a magical 60 seconds walking through this 8th wonder if the world. Imagine our delight when walking from the car park to the Sainsbury's without getting wet. 5/5 would recommend, easily the best plastic supermarket tunnel in Bude
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Bouddica
    Bouddica90 contributions
    Nice to have somewhere to swim out of the current in the winter. Well maintained sea pool. We enjoyed the calmness whilst being able to hear the crashing surf nearby. Because it was winter the pool was quite murky but it felt clean.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Mel C
    London, UK67 contributions
    What an amazing find !!! Just beautiful !
    Highly recommend visiting this place ❤️ sandy cove… cliffs , scenery and even waterfalls
    Written 29 August 2023
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  • johnpZ4299KQ
    Sidmouth, UK846 contributions
    The sandy beach is convenient to the car park with facilities for snacks nearby . .It is an open expense that can be exposed to the wind and therefore you may wish to check the forecast before visiting
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • EllieDevon
    Devon99 contributions
    We have visited Bude lots of times over the last 20 years and the canal and coastpath is always a must. The canal is right next to the tourist information centre if you want more walk ideas. If you walk the length of the canal there is a cafe right at the end and you can then walk a footpath up over the fields to the sea at Widemouth bay and walk back to Bude on the coastpath (approx 6 miles). Or for a shorter walk park either end of the canal and take the lane up from Rodds bridge to the coastpath and back round to starting point (approx 3 miles). There are plenty of cafes around the canal and in the town of Bude or a lovely pub The Brendon Arms if you want something more substantial for lunch.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Natalie S
    Bishop Auckland, UK501 contributions
    We stopped off here after going to the Monster Slip and Slide. Enjoyable few hours and beach was lovely and clean.
    It was quite busy but we found a nice spot to sit
    My oldest 2 went into the sea paddle boarding and youngest made sand castles.
    We found parking nearby for free but were extremely lucky as most is paid parking and was BUSY.
    Would definitely return to this beach in the future.
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • KSH2007
    14 contributions
    We came to visit The Castle because we heard there was an art exhibition but were thrilled to find there was so much more. It is filled with really interesting information about the history of Bude and links to other areas, like The Titanic. There were also lots of things for the kids to look at while the grown ups were reading.
    Written 17 February 2024
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  • Heather T
    Enfield, UK11 contributions
    We visited Red Elk Archery as our last activity before heading home. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves. We're both fairly competitive so for us it was the perfect way to spend a couple of hours. We had the undivided attention of Peter and Karen who had endless advice and a fab sense of humour. The activity is incredible value for money at £25 each for at least 2 hours of archery and their time and knowledge. They definitely undersell themselves! The site is beautiful and it's great fun having the opportunity to shoot at animal targets as well as conventional bullseye targets. We would highly recommend a visit!
    Written 22 October 2019
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  • sam r
    bude8 contributions
    The team are very helpful and knowledgeable and always willing to help . very understanding and always willing to go the extra mile to help
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • Joe M
    1 contribution
    Roger gave the four of us a very interesting succinct story of the geology of the earth, when living things appeared, why a fossil fish was only found in Bude, the History of the Bude canal, the folding of the coastal rocks and much more, he is very personable and welcomes interactive questions from his guest geo walkers. We had little geological knowledge and he patiently explained everything clearly. Highly recommended
    Written 25 April 2019
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  • CreativeCreature
    Cornwall, UK24 contributions
    We’ve been regulars to Widemouth Bay for almost 3 years and visit all through the year.
    ACCESSIBILITY: Not recommended for those with mobility issues or very young children in buggies due to the very large and numerous pebbles. The upper car park is essentially just a very bumpy field so also not recommended if you have mobility issues [try Summerleaze or Crooklets in Bude as more accessible with flat tarmac car parks]. The car parks are cash or the Just Park app and you may just get a couple of signal bars to complete payment! Apart from that, it’s all good.

    BEACH: A haven for surfers in all seasons! Seasonal surf schools on site and also seasonal lifeguards. The beach is scattered with lots of very large & smaller pebbles, but exceptionally beautiful pebbles, each one with unique white quartz or calcite markings. There is plenty of sand beyond the large pebbles, once you’ve managed to clamber over them. The beach is generally quite clean [I’ve never noticed dog mess or extensive litter] with regular official litter collectors often seen. Because of the rocky nature of this beach, if you intend to use windbreaks be sure to have a very strong mallet. The sea is a beautiful azure with bright white surf and a gentle slope but, beware of riptides. The ancient rocks and cliffs are a wonderful geological site to see.

    REFRESHMENTS: The Widemouth Bay Cafe is open all through the year & serves a variety of hot snacks & light meals as well as ice cream, hot & cold drinks & a few beach items. We haven’t used any other utilities nearby.

    TOILETS: The loos are across from the cafe in a separate block. My experience of the ladies in high season is not good; there are only a few cubicles [never enough!] and more often than not, one or two are usually out of order due to a blockage so expect a wait! Also, the hand cleansing system in the two sinks is very poor: it’s the auto type where you place your hands beneath the sensor and if you’re lucky, you may get a squidge of soap & then you may or may not get the spray of water to rinse…I recommend you bring your own supply of hand gels/wipes and use those instead!

    GENERAL: Widemouth Bay is not usually as busy as other hot-spots can be in Cornwall & Devon, although in high season you should expect [like anywhere else] to have to wait for a parking space or be in a long queue for the cafe and the loos.
    Because it’s not as commercialised or golden-sandy as say Bude, Newquay, Hayle, St Ives etc, it’s kept much of its raw and natural charm. The coast path is easily picked up here too.
    Written 21 January 2024
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  • Gill H
    World4 contributions
    Fantastic dog friendly beach. We saw some amazing sunsets here. Just 25 minutes up the road from home.
    Written 30 October 2023
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