Bude to Widemouth Bay Walk
This coastal walk uses a lovely section of the South West Coast Path to take you from Bude to the beautiful Widemouth Bay. It's about a 3.5 mile walk from the town to the bay, using an undulating waymarked path. On the way there are some great viewpoints with fine views across Bude Bay.
The walk starts in Bude by crossing the canal and heading west to Bude Haven. The path then heads south to Compass Point where there are some interesting cliff formations.
You continue to Efford Beacon where you'll find a trig point and fine views back down to Bude.
The path then passes Upton and Philllp's point where there is a small nature reserve. From here you continue pass Salthouse before coming to Widemouth Bay. There's a lovely beach here and you can also enjoy refreshments at the excellent Beach House Hotel. The area around the bay is steeped in the smuggling history of times before, and not far south of Widemouth Bay can be found many little inlets and coves.
Bude to Widemouth Bay Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bude to Widemouth Bay Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bude to Widemouth Bay Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bude to Widemouth Bay Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Bude to Widemouth Bay Walk Pubs/Cafes
The Beach House Hotel at Widemouth is a gem of a place, with great food and an outdoor seating area on the beach. It was listed in the top 20 beachside bars & restaurants in the UK in The Times (2018). There's seafood & spices, chargrilled steaks & skewers, little dishes & sweet treats. You can find the bar right on the beach at postcode EX23 0AW.