Just three miles from Bude, Widemouth Bay is one of those sights that have owners reaching for the dog’s lead and heading for the horizon. Widemouth Bay has a long stretch of sand at low tide that means you’ll be able to walk beside the waves until even the most energetic of dogs is ready for his basket. The south section of Widemouth Bay beach welcomes dogs all year (there’s a seasonal ban on the northern end) so make sure you keep to the dog friendly section between Easter and October.
It’s not just the dog owners that have a soft spot for Widemouth Bay, it’s also a favourite with families and surfers, and there’s plenty of parking. As Widemouth Bay gets the sun for most of the day it doesn’t really matter when you choose to arrive, but we’d recommend staying to watch the sun set if you can as it’s always beautiful.
If you’re feeling adventurous, wander a little further south of Widemouth bay and have a look for the little coves that were once hideouts for smugglers who reigned this stretch of coastline. There are a few beach shops and facilities close to the bueach, and Bude is just a few minutes’ drive away.