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The whole of the North Devon and Cornwall coast is spectacular and no visit to Southcombe would be complete without a trip to the seaside.  Bude and its beaches are about 15 to 20 minutes drive away.  However, a few extra minutes down some very narrow lanes either North or South of Bude will lead you to some wonderful more rural beaches.  Our favorites are shown below: 

Summerleaze Beach, Bude (Visit Cornwall)
Fishing boats below the lock at Summerleaze

Crooklets and Summerleaze.
Bude has two fantastic beaches, Crooklets and Summerleaze, acres of golden sand when the tide is out with a seawater pool on Summerleaze, an ideal family beach and close to the shops and town centre. Great surfing at Crooklets.
Northcott Mouth (National Trust)
This is a secluded beach just North of Bude.  Ideal for seashore exploring and cliff top walks.  This beach can be very good for surfing.

Northcott Mouth (Tricky)
Rock pools at Northcott Mouth

Sandymouth (Tonks Image Concern)
Waves crash at Sandymouth

Sandymouth (National Trust)
North up the coast form Northcott, this beach is amazing in all respects.  Wonderful rock formations all around with small rivers running off the cliffs on to the beach, even sand at low tide.  Surfing from this beach can be spectacular, but watch out for rips and rocks.

Duckpool (National Trust)
North of Sandymouth, Duckpool is a small rocky beach with steep cliffs either side, very dramatic.  The beach is cut in two by a small river running into the sea.  Where the sea pushes the pebbles back into the river a pool is formed.  Often ducks can be found here, hence we believe the name.  This beach is not good for swimming, but you can have lots of fun here in the river and rock pools.  There are also some very nice walks nearby.  

Duckpool (Magnuscanis)
 Duckpool in Winter

Widemouth Bay (Me'nthdogs)
Plenty of sand and space at Widemouth

Widemouth Bay
Just to the South of Bude this beach is long and sandy.  It is a popular swimming and surfing spot with great views straight out in to the Atlantic Ocean.
Crackington Haven
This a small, but quaint beach tucked in between some very high cliffs.  The views from the cliff top paths are breathtaking.  When you come back down refreshments are available at the Coombe Barton Inn adjacent to the beach!  We have seen surfing here too, but not sure what it is like! 

Crackington Haven (Phil Beard)
A calm day at Crackington Haven

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