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Crooklets Beach

Crooklets Beach

2.72km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

A wide expanse of golden sand is exposed at low tide, bordered by rocky outcrops ideal for rock-pooling. It is A wide expanse of golden sand is exposed at low tide, bordered by rocky outcrops ideal for rock-pooling. The beach has great facilities including a large car park, level access and viewing area, a play area, skate park, beach cafe, showers, amusements and pubs close by.

Bude Sea pool

Bude Sea pool

3.08km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Bude Sea Pool is a semi-natural amenity that has provided a haven for free and safe bathing and other water-based activities since the 1930s. It is one of the very few tidal swimming pools which still remains open to the general public today and is open throughout the year, free for all to enjoy. The Pool is topped up by the sea at high tide each day.

Summerleaze Beach

Summerleaze Beach

3.33km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Summerleaze Beach is Bude’s central hub of sand, surf, and sun, and it’s the first port of call for many visitors. The river, with its bobbing fishing boats, flanks the wide, sandy beach that is sheltered by the impressive breakwater, making the beach particularly popular with families and surfers. Summerleaze is also an unusually interesting beach with a large breakwater complete with a tower protecting a small harbour and the mouth of the Bude canal with its massive lock gates.

Bude Canal

Bude Canal

4.81km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

The Bude Canal was built in 1823 to enable the transportation of unusually mineral-rich sand from beaches in and around Bude to the hilly interior of Devon and Cornwall's border country. It became the first canal in the UK and second in the world to use water-powered tub-boat inclines, and it had the most inclined planes of any waterway.

Speke's Mill Mouth Waterfall

Speke's Mill Mouth Waterfall

13.89km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

One of the most popular waterfalls in North Devon, which was located in a stunningly beautiful area of hanging valleys and high cliffs, where seabirds swoop and wildflowers flourish on the clifftops. The waterfall plunges 157 feet (48 meters) in three steps, from the edge of the cliffs to the rocky beach below. From aside, at the top of the waterfall, you will have an amazing view of three major stages with a total drop of 48 meters. Very impressive to see.

Hartland Abbey

Hartland Abbey

15.52km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Hartland Abbey is a comfortable Georgian manor house, built upon the foundations of a 12th-century monastery. It has been in the same family since 1547. visitors can experience the stunning interiors, collections, beautiful gardens and walks but the Abbey exudes the warmth and friendliness only found in a family home cherished for generations. Close family connections to Poltimore House and Clovelly Court nearby are evident.

The Milky Way Adventure Park

The Milky Way Adventure Park

18.1km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

With over 110,000 sq feet of indoor fun & acres of outdoor activities, this multi award winning attraction is the biggest all weather, family day out in North Devon. Named Devon's Large Attraction of the year by Visit Devon and #7 in the UK by TripAdvisor in 2016, it’s fun for parents as well as kids, and there are no hidden extras: all rides, shows and play areas are included in the entrance fee.

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

21.23km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic explores British magical practice, making comparisons with other systems of belief, from ancient times to the present day. It houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft-related artifacts and regalia. The museum has been located in Boscastle for fifty years and is amongst Cornwall's most popular museums.

St Nectan's Glen

St Nectan's Glen

24.17km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

St Nectan's Glenis an area of woodland in Trethevy near Tintagel, north Cornwall stretching for around one mile along both banks of the Trevillet River. It is a place where animals and birds play amid a mysticism of fairies, piskies* and spirits, serenaded by the wonderful sound of bird song. There are also two additional waterfalls and a beautiful walk to explore, leading through ancient woodland full of ivy clad trees along the banks of the River Trevillet as it sparkles and gurgles busily o

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle

25.74km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Tintagel Castle is a medieval fortification located on the peninsula of Tintagel Island adjacent to the village of Tintagel (Trevena), North Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find early-medieval remains and meet Gallos - the life-size bronze statue of an ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below. Today, when the tides allow, visitors can explore Merlin’s Cave on the beach below the castle.

The BIG Sheep

The BIG Sheep

27.91km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

The BIG Sheep is North Devon’s most popular family attraction, with some of the best rides, shows, and all-weather entertainment in the area. This multi-award-winning family attraction is guaranteed to be the highlight of your holiday, with hilarious shows, including the world-famous Sheep Racing, great rides, including the South West’s largest family rollercoaster.

Roadford Lake

Roadford Lake

28.93km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, is an idyllic location for a family day out, a special celebration, or a corporate event. The Reservoir has a surface of more than 730 acres and is more than 130 feet deep, making it one of the largest inland waters in the South West. It offers an excellent day out in Devon from kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and sailing, to archery, climbing, fishing, walking and cycling.

RHS Garden Rosemoor

RHS Garden Rosemoor

30.64km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

A beautiful and enchanting garden nestled in the beautiful Torridge Valley and home of Tarka the Otter and located within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park. Surrounded by woodland, the garden is rich in variety throughout every season and features inspiring planting displays enhanced by the natural beauty of Devon. One of the iconic attractions in this area which attracts a number of tourists.

River Lyd

River Lyd

31.24km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

The Lyd is a river rising at Lyd Head in the Dartmoor national park in Devon in South West England and flowing into the River Tamar beyond Lifton. It runs through Lydford Gorge, the deepest gorge in South West England. One of the nice locations where you can spend a nice time there.

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

31.28km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. In addition to an artefact museum, the attraction includes a working fairground. All of the rides and stalls operate on a token system.

Jamaica Inn Restaurant

Jamaica Inn Restaurant

33.15km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Jamaica Inn is a traditional inn on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Its Creative dishes, sophisticated ambiance, entertaining conversation and stunning ocean views come together making every meal an experience.

Tapeley

Tapeley

33.59km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

The Tapeley Park grounds are renowned for their beautiful gardens, particularly the Italian terraces, and include a lake, ponds, old woodland, and a number of fields where Hector’s herd of Highland cattle graze. It sits high on a hill overlooking the River Torridge and the North Devon coastline. Home to the Christie family for two centuries. They are open to the public on a regular basis and feature Italianate terraces, a working kitchen garden, and a permaculture garden.

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor

34.17km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is remote, bleak heather-covered upland granite moorland still grazed by moorland ponies and bisected by the main A30 road. The moor is home to a plethora of plants and some rare and protected wildlife such as otters, Marsh Fritillary butterflies, bats, and songbirds such as the Stonechat and Wheatear. Bodmin Moor is also the only place in the world where a rare moss, the Cornish Path Moss, grows.

Saunton Sands

Saunton Sands

34.63km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Saunton Sands is a long straight sandy beach backed by the impressive Braunton Burrows a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This is a popular beach with surfers and families due to the long stretch of water perfect for swimmers and surfers. It is part of the Taw-Torridge estuary Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is at the centre of the UNESCO-designated North Devon's Biosphere Reserve, where Braunton Burrows lies at the heart.

Braunton Burrows

Braunton Burrows

34.8km from Sandymouth Bay Beach

Braunton Burrows, is one of the largest sand dune systems in the British Isles. At the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. it is a UNESCO designated Biosphere reserve. The core area comprises an active dune system with geomorphological and successional processes. Other habitats include a rocky foreshore, mud and sand flats, saltmarshes of various types. It is home to an abundance of flowers, plants and wildlife.

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Sandymouth Bay Beach

Sandymouth Bay Beach

Sandymouth, Stibb, Bude EX23 9HW, UK

A gorgeous National Trust beach, just 15 minutes north of the town. When the tide is out, the fantastic sandy beach is exposed and it is often much quieter than the other main beaches. It is very popular with both families and surfers and is set against a dramatic backdrop of sheer cliffs. Sandymouth is a National Trust beach and has a large, manned, car park with 200 spaces at the top of the cliff. This lovely beach has its own waterfall and is serviced by a seasonal café, toilets, and surf-hi