Widemouth village, has a general store which is open 8.30am-5.30pm, selling all the essentials including alcohol, it also has a wet fish counter (shuts at 1pm on Wednesday). Set back from the beach is The Bay View Inn which is the heartbeat of the surfing community, people come from near and far for the wonderful food and great laid back atmosphere. Next to the general store is The Beach House restaurant and cafe, which has a varied menu and always has great Asian dishes on the menu, highly recommended! It also has a fish and chip takeaway which is open end of May to Sept between 5-9pm.
Bude is 3 miles North along the coast, Crackington Haven (9 miles), Boscastle (11 miles), Tintagel a little further along. A little further down is the lovely fishing village Port Isaac famous for Doc Martin and The Fisherman’s Friends, great places to eat including The Mote (amazing crab sandwich), Nathan Outlaws 2 star Michelin restaurant and The Golden Lion Pub is always worth a visit. 40 mins away at Watergate Bay you have Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ and in Padstow Rick Steins many restaurant’s. The Eden Project (36 Miles).
Bude has a good selection of shops and supermarkets including Sainsburys and Morrisons.
Activities in the area
Surfing including Surf lessons, body boarding, walking, bike hire, golf, ten pin bowling, there is a local swimming pool and the famous sea pool at Bude. For children: The Milky Way, go karting, Crealys and the Launceston Steam Railway. There is a regular bus service into Bude and surrounding areas (bus stop directly outside the house).
The South side of Widemouth Bay, Black Rock is a dog friendly beach, a sandy west facing beach with good access to the coastal path. Black Rock beach is entered through a private car park and has a cafe, shop hire facilities and lifeguards in the summer season.
Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 40 Miles
Nearest Train : Exeter St Davids at 50 Miles
Nearest Motorway : M5 at Exeter at 50 Miles
Nearest Beach : beach at 25 Metres
Notes on Accommodation
Trecane is good for two families or three/four couples and ideal for Grandparents too.
The garden has a fenced area, secure for small children.