The Widemouth Bay area of North Cornwall is quite simply stunning, with some of the best views in the county and outstandingly lovely countryside nearby. The popular holiday town of Bude only a short distance away, so a holiday near Widemouth Bay delivers the lot loads of exciting things to do right on your doorstep plus easy access to the rest of Cornwall and into Devon.
If you're one of Britain's 250,000 or so surfers you'll already be familiar with Croyde Bay in North Devon and Fistral Beach in Cornwall, both excellent places to catch what's called the 'pushing tide', and enjoy really good waves. It's so good that you can even do a Degree in surfing at Plymouth University, the world's first surf-led qualification! But Widemouth Bay, a stone's throw from the pretty tourist town of Bude, delivers perfect waves for beginners and surfing intermediaries. There are fantastic waves right along the entire length of the beach, wave quality on any particular day depending on the direction of the swell.
These days many surfers like to experience luxury Cornwall holidays rather than roughing it. There's nothing better than having a luxurious, smart, beautifully decorated base from which to get cold and wet! And there's few things nicer than coming home at the end of a hard day's surfing to a hot meal and a comfy bed. Rather than bumbling around trying to get dry and comfortable in a ten night after might! If that sounds like your kind of break, holiday cottages in Cornwall will fit your bill very well indeed.
For smart, cosy holiday cottages, Cornwall is one of the best whether you're surfing or not. The county is very well served with countless excellent properties for rent. The amount of competition means quality comes first. But what is there to do in and around Bude when the surf isn't up? Loads! The entire coastline is packed solid with fascinating sea life and the Widemouth Bay area is especially goof for crabbing. There's dogfish in the rock pools at low tide, shrimps and sea anemones, sea urchins and various kinds of starfish including the beautiful Brittle Star.
Luxury Cornwall breaks near Bude also include fun and games with Pitch and Putt plus Crazy Golf. Crooklets Beach has see-through human-sized water borne 'hamster balls', a bit like Zorbing, that you can get into and actually walk on water. There's a couple of special child-friendly play parks and there's a skateboard park at Crooklets Beach too, excellent fun for all ages and a sport that's a natural 'fit' for surfers!
Take holiday cottages Cornwall for all this and more. There's Bude Nature Reserve. The fantastic coastal path walk. Boating in a rowing boats' sea fishing and pedalloes. There's the Bude Heritage Centre, Bude recreation Ground and Tintagel castle, magnificent and dramatic on its thin, exposed, rocky spit of land pointing out into the churning sea. Holiday cottages in Cornwall? They've got the lot.
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