2012 was a good year for the Bude beach holiday, the village was voted the 7th Best Beach Destination in the UK by the TripAdisor reviewers. Located five miles to the north of Bude, Sandymouth is a National Trust-owned beach that’s off the beaten track – and we think it’s all the more beautiful for it.
The wide sandy beach has all the dramatic charm we know and love north Cornwall for, and it’s impossible to take a bad picture of it. Although access to this beach can be slightly difficult, the journey makes this beach feel more secluded than it actually is and the peaceful sands make getting there worthwhile. There’s even a waterfall (well every hidden beach needs one).
The car park for Sandymouth beach is perched at the top of nearby cliffs, and the walk to the beach below passes through a ravine. The downward trek can add to the fun if you’re wearing the right shoes but it’s not the best idea if you have small children or for those who aren’t very mobile. Dogs are welcome all year round and you’ll find toilets, a café and a lifeguard service at Sandymouth during the summer.