Friday, 10 May 2019
Miles of Beach at Widemouth Bay, Cornwall for Surfers and Holiday Makers
We were visiting the north coast of Cornwall and had arranged a weeks stay in a small cottage in the village of Poughill. We left home quite early and took the coast route so we could stop several times on the way.
One of our stops was at Widemouth Bay, which is about three or four miles from the town of Bude. As can be seen by the photo above, the weather looked non too clever, but we managed a blustery walk along the cliffs.
After a while the weather took pity on us and the sky changed to blue.
The air gradually became warmer. It was then easier to see why this two mile long beach is so popular, in the summer months, with holiday makers, surfers and beachcombers.
Widemouth Bay is on the Atlantic coast and can get the full blast of the westerly winds - but this is good for surfing. The RNLI lifeguards have a station on the beach - just in case of any problems.
There are surfing schools on the beach for the inexperienced.
We had hoped to return to Widemouth Bay, during our break, but found many other walks and interesting places, so never got round to making another visit.
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