This popular beach is a short distance north of Bude on the north Cornwall coast. It has a large expanse of sand at low water with rocks and pebbles at the top of the beach. It is owned by the National Trust.
Lifeguards: in season.
Parking: a National Trust car park
Refreshments: cafe nearby
Wheelchair access: it is possible to drive right up to the top of the beach but there is no wheelchair friendly access across the pebbles. Parking on the roadside is restricted to the winter months.
Walking: the South West Coast Path goes north to Sandymouth and south to Bude where there are two more beaches, Crooklets and Summerleaze.
The clifftop walk from Northcott Mouth to Bude is popular with locals and visitors and, unusually for this stretch of coast, is fairly level.
The site is part of the “Duckpool to Furzey Coast” SSSI. According to information on the SSSI, the site is of “very high national importance for the study of Upper Carboniferous rocks in Britain“.
Grid reference: LR SS201085
Latitude/longitude: 50.848411N and 4.556337W
Post code: EX23 9ED (for sat nav purposes)
Public transport: none
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