Glorious north cornwall
Great Beaches and Walks
There is a reason the North Cornwall coastline continues to draw in visitors from all over the world. From stunning coast path walks snaking around the waters’ edge to beautiful family friendly beaches to world class gnarly waves, there truly is something for everyone. With Stoneleigh Knowle located just 10 minutes from the ever-recognisable beach at Bude, you’re perfectly positioned to beach hop your way around.
2.7 miles / 6 minutes
Millook Haven Beach
The pebble and shingle beach at Millook Haven makes it perfect for escaping the Summer crowds. It is a remote spot but if you’re willing to brave the narrow steep road down there, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most dramatic towering rocks and geology as well as some of Cornwall’s popular wildlife. Take some supplies and settle in to watch the seals and dolphins playing in the waters.
3 miles / 7 minutes
One of the area’s best loved beaches, the wide sandy bay at Widemouth is a hugely popular choice. The vast beach creates the perfect conditions for some great waves, making it home to all kinds of watersports activities to have a go at including surfing and bodyboarding. The shallows are a little more forgiving and ideal for smaller kids to splash about in. With rock pools galore to navigate too, see if there is any treasure to be found!
6 miles / 11 minutes to bude
Walk the Coast Path, Bude to Crackington Haven
The South West Coast Path stretches from Minehead to Poole, wrapping cosily around the whole of the Devon and Cornwall coastline and there are some stunning sections of it right on our doorstep. If you’re feeling energetic, try the challenging 10 mile stretch from Bude to Crackington Haven. This hike will take you high over crumbling cliffs and deep into historic valleys, enjoying some spectacular views along the way.
6 miles / 13 minutes
Just five minutes from the town centre, Bude’s famous Summerleaze Beach is popular with families, surfers, explorers and those who just want to relax on the sand watching the world go by. Multiple water sports centres cater for the active thrill seekers but this beautiful sandy bay is spot on for the whole family with lots of facilities, somewhere to grab a bite to eat and flat level access ideal for pushchairs and lugging all those beach toys across!
8.5 miles / 19 minutes
This National Trust owned beach might at first glance look like a rocky cove but it transforms at low tide to a stunning, vast expanse of golden sand to enjoy. The towering cliffs so prominent along this coastline create a beautifully dramatic backdrop to your day in the sunshine. Facilities are limited at this remote spot so take plenty of snacks with you or stop to refuel at the tea rooms not so far away.
11 miles / 23 minutes
Wind your way down that North Cornwall coastline to the charming fishing village of Boscastle and its lovely family friendly beach. The well sheltered harbour is home to traditionally bright coloured fishing boats to feast your eyes on as the fishermen go about their daily business. With glorious coast path to explore too, why not take a picnic lunch along and make a whole day of it?