Crooklets Beach – sandy at low tide, lifeguards 1st May to end September. Great family beach. Café, public conveniences, deckchair/windbreak hire. Plenty of parking, facilities for wheelchairs. No dogs Easter to October.
Summerleaze Beach – sandy all tides, lifeguards 1st May to end September. Fabulous family beach. One of the few remaining sea pools in the country – excellent for young children not too confident in the waves – lifeguards – public conveniences, deckchair/windbreak hire. Licensed bistro/café. Plenty of parking. Dogs allowed all year.- must be on leads from 10am to 6pm.
Middle Beach – between Crooklets and Summerleaze – good family beach at low tide. Dogs allowed all year.
Widemouth Bay – sandy at all tides. Wide beach, excellent for a gentle stroll, families, surfing etc. Café, public conveniences, deckchair/windbreak hire. Fairly reasonable parking available. Lifeguards 1st May to end September. No dogs Easter to October.
Black Rock Sands – good sandy beach – adjacent to Widemouth Bay – dogs allowed all year.
Northcott – lovely rural beach. Fairly rocky most tides. Lifeguards 1st May end September. No facilities. Limited parking. Dogs allowed all year.
Sandymouth – good, sandy beach, excellent for families. Lifeguards 1st May to end September. Café/bistro, public conveniences, reasonable parking. Dogs allowed all year. Two mile walk at low tide to Bude beaches.
Millook – stony beach. Truly rural beach, no lifeguards, no facilities, very remote.
Crackington Haven – sandy beach at low tide. Good rock pooling. Lifeguards 1st May to end September. Café, public conveniences, good parking. Pub just off beach. Dogs not allowed Easter to October.
Duckpool – rural beach. Good rock pooling. No lifeguards. Public conveniences. Dogs allowed all year.
Upton Beach – climb down to rocky beach. Secluded, dogs allowed all year. No lifeguards, no facilities.
Strangles – fabulous beach at low tide. Long, meandering climb down and even longer climb back up. Not suitable for young children or elderly. No lifeguards, no facilities. Limited parking at top of cliff. Fantastic if you are feeling energetic enough to go down and back up! Partial nudist area.
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"Hi Nick Thanks for recommending Hot Dog we did buy a wet suit there . Just wanted to say what a great holiday we had , not sure where to start. Thanks so much for the Prosecco and the very good welcome pack including some milk was brilliant . We just loved the house the first floor balcony with views of the ocean and the sunset was amazing. The location could not have been better it really was just minutes to the beach. The house was beautiful and the attention to detail was fantastic not sure what we liked best ,clothes lines in the garden and garage for hanging up the wetsuits ,the children were in love with the ice dispenser ,comfortable beds and blackout blinds but the most luxurious touch was the outdoor shower. Please let us know what the cost would be for the week of 9th July 2016 as we are already thinking about next years holiday . Do hope we may catch your singing then as got caught up in the Tennis final on the TV this year. Best Wishes Susan"
Susan Whitehead stayed at Croft House