A perfect cottage in a lovely area, only slightly dampened by the weather. Sandymouth Beach is lovely, just avoid high tide by a couple of hours! Thanks for a lovely welcome.
Dog Friendly Beaches
We’re extremely lucky in Bude to have a mix of dog friendly and dog restricted beaches. Just keep an eye on the tide times because the tide can come in rather quickly! We have tidal time booklets in all cottages for your convenience.
Northcott Mouth Beach
With towering cliffs on both sides, Northcott is a hauntingly beautiful beach that feels a little like a cove. Children will love exploring the fine sand, many rock pools and stream, which runs down through the beach. Owned by the National Trust, it offers a slightly more secluded alternative to the main beaches. There’s also a fantastic tearoom (well it’s a caravan set in a very pretty garden) which reputedly serves the best cream tea in the area. The only downside is that there are no toilets so have your cup of tea after your walk!
At high tide you can walk the coastal path, over the cliffs and reach the beaches of Bude in just 15-20 minutes.
No restrictions for dogs, all year
A National Trust owned beach that starts with a dramatic cliff top view from the car park. The walk down to the beach leads you through quite a steep ravine, which is why we wouldn’t recommend it for the less mobile. Once there, you’ll be rewarded with a lovely beach with its very own waterfall. It’s rather pebbly beach at the start, but at low tide in the summer months there is a stunning sandy beach beyond the rockpools. The view is breath-taking and if you time it right, it is possible to walk along the beach all the way to Summerleaze and back which takes about 2 hours. There is a great National Trust café and toilets so you can reward yourself for your strenuous efforts!
There are no restrictions for dogs at any time of year.
Black Rock Beach
On the south side of Widemouth Bay, Black Rock beach has wild beauty in abundance. Look to the south and you’ll spot a prominent rocky outcrop which gives this beach its name. Watch out for big tides here (Blackrock Beach becomes isolated at the height of the tide). Some major point and reef breaks draw the surfers, while nature lovers of all ages will enjoy looking through the abundance of rock pools at low tide. It’s great to walk the dogs here but watch out for the litter, washed up by the tide.
There are no restrictions for dogs all year.
Clean, safe and easy on the eye, Summerleaze Beach is a big hit with surfers, dog walkers and families. The great advantage of this beach is because it is so close to the Bude wharf and canal and wonderful shops and cafés.
No restrictions for dogs 1st October – 30th May
Dogs on leads: 1st June – 30th September (10am-6pm)