Sandymouth is a good-sized beach situated about 15 minutes drive north of Bude. When the tide is in the beach is mostly pebbles, but as it drops away large areas of sand are revealed.
At low tide the beach stretches for over 2 miles and connects up with other Bude beaches such as Crooklets. If you decide to walk southwards along the beach keep your eyes open for the remains of the shipwreck near Menachurch Point.
The steep cliffs to the back of Sandymouth beach are geologically significant and feature the layered formation common to the Bude area. They are also home to a couple of small waterfalls. Along the length of the beach rocks of various sizes rise out of the sand forming interesting shapes and plenty of rockpools.
During the summer Sandymouth is a popular family beach; clean water and a seasonal lifeguard service make the beach particularly appealing. It is also a popular surf spot, picking up all the Atlantic swells.
However, this beach always retains a wild feeling and is a great place to enjoy a winter walk or spot some of the area's wildlife. Sandymouth is owned and cared for by the National Trust so this should guarantee its natural beauty remains preserved.
Also known as:
Sandy Mouth, Warren beach, Eliza beach, Westpark beach
Type of beach
Lifeguard service in high season.
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs allowed all year
OS grid ref.
SS 2034 0989
National trust car park a couple of minutes walk from the beach down a moderately steep stony track
Sandymouth Beach Reviews (3)
PhilSep 09th 2021
This beach is fine. The access is poor. Once the bottom car park is full then the National Trust owner opens a secondary car park around 1000 yards up the single track road. Cars vs people and dogs not a great experience. Go south and find way better beaches.
Lovely beach when the tide is out, when it is high forget it, as all you have is large stony and steep area.
With low tide the huge flat sand is wonderful.
The car park is great, but in summer / school hol, get in early (before 10) or you will not get a space and the is NOWHERE else to park within a mile .
ChrisSep 09th 2019
Fantastic beach with great views. Good food available as well. Highly recommended if you’re in the area.