Cornwall Beach Guide

Widemouth Beach

Description:
Widemouth Bay is a huge sandy beach with large areas of rock to the south and north of the beach. The beach at Widemouth is popular with surfers. The south part of the beach is known as Black Rock.
Safety:
Lifeguards in summer at Widemouth Beach. Signs warn of strong currents, large breaking waves and also risk of falling rocks. Also do not use inflatables. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Parking and facilities are right by the beach at Widemouth. There are access points at the north car park and the Black Rock car park. At the north car park a new disabled ramp has been installed. At Black Rock, access to the beach is via a short slope from the car park.
Dogs:
Dogs are banned on Widemouth north beach from Easter Day to October 1. At Black Rock, dogs are allowed all year.
Directions:
Widemouth Bay is approximately 14 miles from Camelford and 24 miles from Wadebridge. Take the A39 from Wadebridge or Camelford. Several miles before Bude there are two left turnings on the A39 for Widemouth Bay (both signposted to Widemouth Bay). Follow these roads to Widemouth Bay.
Post Code:
EX23 0AG.
Parking:
2 car parks by Widemouth Beach, there are also 2 layby car parks to the south and north of Widemouth Bay.
Toilets:
Yes, by the north car park.
Facilities:
Beach shop, café.
Activities:
Surfing.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Crackington Haven (7 miles, sandy beach, surfing, disabled access)
Millook (1 mile, pebble beach, dog friendly)
Bude (3 miles, seaside town with sandy beach, surfing, dog friendly, disabled access)
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