Top Beaches

Here is just a selection of some fabulous beaches nearby

Crackington Haven. Our closest beach, which is great for families and surfing, Crackington Haven also has 2 cafes and the Coombe Barton inn. All of which serve wonderful food and welcome dogs. The beach is dog friendly from October through to Easter. 

Strangles. a walk from near Trevigue down cliffs so not for the faint-hearted but a fabulous beach at low tide with some great views on the way down. Not one for swimming or surfing due to the currents but fab for walking with the dog

Bude. Boasting two sandy beaches, a fabulous outdoor sea pool, skatepark, numerous surf schools, a canal, golf course, beachfront cafes and all within a pebbles throw of the town centre. Can get busy in high season

Widemouth Bay. One of the biggest beaches around. A great spot for surfing, body boarding or just sunbathing. The left hand side of the beach is called black rock and is dog friendly all year round. There's cafes at both ends of the beach. You can also walk to the beach house restaurant, where theres also a small shop. You don't have to worry about the tides as there is always some sand exposed.


Trebarwith Strand. Home to the Port William pub, which offers fab views from the beer terrace. Whilst there's no beach at high tide, it offers a great sandy beach at low tide and some great waves for surfing and body boarding. The beach is dog friendly all year round.


Port Isaac. A pretty fishing village, best known for being the home of Doc Martin (Martin Clunes). We had the best fish and chips at the Mote pub, which is in an enviable position by the harbour. Nathan Outlaw also has a fish restaurant here. We recommend parking at the car par at the top of the hill, which has it's own stunning views, which allows you to avoid the narrow streets.


Bossiney. Off the beaten track, Bossiney Cove is a steepish walk down the cliff path, but well worth it when you get there. Crystal clear water and sand along with being sheltered makes it a great place for families. You will need to take your own refreshments and visit when the tide is out. It's also dog friendly all year round.