Trebarwith Strand – PL34 0HB
The closest beach to Kudhva, Trebarwith Strand is a long stretch of golden sand backed by flat rocks and beyond these steep cliffs. Gull Rock sits proudly just off the coast. At low tide the beach extends almost a mile, however as the tide pushes in this all but disappears leaving just the rocks at the base of the cliffs.
Tintagel – PL34 0HE
Located at the bottom of the valley and in the shadow of Tintagel Castle is the small, often overlooked, Tintagel Haven. Whilst Tintagel itself may be firmly on the tourist map this little cove is barely accessible by a scrabble down the cliff path.
Bossiney Cove – PL34 0AY
A small picturesque cove just up the coast from Kudhva which joins up with neighbouring Benoath cove on low tides. The beach is still relatively quiet compared to much of the surrounding area so if you want to avoid the crowds, try Bossiney.
The Strangles – EX23 0LQ
The Strangles beach is located on a stretch of the North Cornish coast known for its high cliffs. In fact nearby High Cliff is the highest cliff in Cornwall at over 700 feet. The walk down the coast path can be challenging but is super worth it. The main beach is a long stretch of sand at low tide which, given the relatively long climb down to the beach, is never busy.
Widemouth Bay – EX23 0AH
The beach at Widemouth Bay is a wide expanse of open sand stretching nearly 2 miles. This is an exposed stretch of coast which feels wild, facing west, straight into the full force of the Atlantic Ocean. Great news for surfers!
Summerleaze – EX23 8HN
Probably our most commercial local beach, Summerleaze is within easy walking distance of Bude town centre. It’s a popular beach, great for children and for those learning to surf. It’s got the infamous Bude Sea Pool which is great for a swim whatever the weather. At low tide the beach is extensive and you can walk to Crooklets beach or across the headland at hightide. These beaches are great if you don’t fancy a long walk and might want an ice cream shop nearby.
Polzeath – PL22 6TB
Polzeath is one of the safest beaches along this stretch of coast with its gently shelving sand and seasonal lifeguard cover. Along with all the facilities and water quality you would expect from a Blue Flag beach Polzeath is a great family beach. The beach itself is enormous at low tide, extending around half a mile. It’s a great place to learn to surf, with lovely small rolling waves a regular occurance. Another great feature is the parking right on the beach.
Port Quin – PL29 3SU
Port Quin Beach is an unspoilt cove facing the Atlantic Ocean that sits in a deep rocky inlet between Port Isaac and Polzeath. A narrow and sheltered cove with a rocky beach, it is only accessible at low tide when rock pools. appear. Port Quin Beach is a quiet and peaceful spot that is popular mainly with experienced walkers because of its location that can be accessed from the SW coastal path down a steep slope. It’s also popular for snorkelling & kayaking.
Tregardock – PL33 9ED
Situated about halfway between Tintagel and Port Isaac, is Tregardock, a very quiet beach. The reason is, it is quite difficult to get to; located at the end of a long footpath there is a bit of a climb down the rocks onto the beach making it inaccessible to many. Parking is fairly restricted too, with only space for around 10 or so cars.
The beach itself is non existent at high tide but as the tide drops away it reveals a fine stretch of sand littered with rocks. At the northern end of the beach there is a shallow cave with a waterfall cascading down the cliffs in front.