Go to The Beach

Berry is our closest beach and is approximately a 30 minute walk away from here. We have great affection for this beach as it’s right on our doorstep but it’s definitely best to check tide times before you visit. At high tide, there is just a very small pebble beach but at low tide, it’s lovely!

Sandymouth Bay
Approximately 20 minutes drive south over the Cornish border is Sandymouth Bay. At low tide, this beach is quite simply stunning with vast stretches of sand in both directions. Sandymouth Bay is National Trust maintained so members park for free and it is dog friendly all year round. This is also a very popular surfing beach. The cafe next to the car park is the perfect place to warm up after a morning on the beach.

Northcott Mouth
Another North Cornish gem! Similar to Sandymouth Bay but less well known and on a smaller scale. At low tide, it’s possible to walk from here to Bude but keep an eye on the rising waters as parts of the beach quite quickly become cut off at high tide! This is another beach which is dog friendly all year round.

This pretty little seaside resort has a lovely length of sandy beach alongside it’s estuary with views of the rivers Taw and Torridge as well as out to sea. There are several cafes and pubs along the seafront with the Instow Arms being a particular favourite of ours. Dogs are not allowed on the main part of the beach from May to September.

Westward Ho!
There is one word to sum up the beach at Westward Ho!… Endless. The long flat stretches of sand are very popular for Kite surfing which makes for an impressive spectator sport. There are summer dog restrictions in place on some but not all of the beach – there’s plenty of room for everyone here!

Crooklets Beach in Bude forms a large bay with Summerleaze beach and Northcott mouth at low tide. The beach can get pretty busy in peak season due to its proximity to Bude town centre but on the plus side it means the facilities are excellent. No dogs allowed from Easter day to 1st October.

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