Widemouth farm cottages


The beaches and coves in the Bude area are some of the best surfing locations in the UK. suitable for beginners to advanced surfers.

The main beaches around Bude, Widemouth Bay,Summerleaze,and Crooklets are patrolled by R.N.L.I lifeguards during the summer months.

Widemouth Beach and Summerleaze beach are popular with the surf schools and almost always have something to ride .Always ask the advice of lifeguards or local surfers before venturing out. Most surf shops will gladly advise on the conditions and safety.

Our properties are all located within walking distance to the beach and there are a number of surf schools and activity centres nearby offering surfing lessons with equipment provided.

eating out in bude

Mike Raven - British Senior Surfing Champion 2013

A short walk from Widemouth Farm cottages, Widemouth beach has long stretches of sand making it an ideal beach for families. The beach has RNLI lifeguard cover in summer months.

For Surfers, due to safety and consistency it is a favorite for the surf schools. It consists of both beach break and reef peaks including Salthouse, Camel Rock and Black Rock.If there's surf, Widemouth will always have something to ride. Pay parking in two beach car parks and plenty of facilities.

To the South of Black Rock is Wanson mouth, a private beach, accessible via the coastal footpath, quiet and great for rock-pooling. The surf here can be fickle and for more experienced surfers only.

A 10 minute short scenic coastal & cliff top drive from Widemouth Farm cottages and you're in Bude with its two popular beaches ,summerleaze & Crooklets .

The main beach in Bude is Summerleaze,a sandy beach with a breakwater and rocky outcrops; a peaky beachbreak with shifting banks.

Between Summerleaze and Crooklets beach is a rocky outcrop 'middle beach' which is mainly submerged at high tide but has a nice shallow wave at tower rocks.

Crooklets is known for its fast,hollow peaks and if the banks are right check out 'Wrangles' the rock outcrop at the Northen end of the beach .

Both Beaches have RNLI lifeguard cover and plenty of parking and facilities, the town centre is only 5 mins away.

North of Bude is Northcott Mouth, a rocky beach and genraly quieter than Bude beaches but with some great waves.

Further north again and you're at Sandymouth Beach. This is a National Trust beach with shifting peaks. Access can be tricky at high tide !

Both of these beaches have RNLI lifeguards on duty in the summer months.

Bude Sunset The Canal Wharf side Bude Light & Castle Bude Harbour Bude Breakwater The Sea Pool Canal Towpath Summerleaze Beach

Raven Surf School

Featured in the Sunday Times "Best Surf Schools in Britain"

Learn to surf in Bude with former British, English and European surfing champion Mike Raven and his team of professional surf coaches.


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Higher Widemouth Farm, Cornwall,
Bude, EX23 0DE
Phone: 01288 361877
EMail: carolyn@widemouthfarmcottages.co.uk