LOCAL STUFF TO DO

Both the local villages of Kilkhampton and Bradworthy are around 4 miles away. They offer friendly pubs and a surprising range of local shopping; butchers, convenience village stores and post offices.

The nearest beaches (Sandymouth & Duckpool) are around 6 miles away and are within the Atlantic Heritage Coastal region, with it’s rugged coastline and gorgeous sandy beaches, especially at low tide.

Bude is 9 miles away and is a lively, thriving town with great restaurants, bars and café’s. There are 2 lovely beaches; with a huge tidal sea water swimming pool on Summerleaze beach and the other being Crooklets Beach. Both beaches have parking, café’s and are easy to get to. Bude also has a large Morrisons, a modern indoor leisure pool and an 18-hole golf course.

www.budeseapool.org
www.visitbude.info/discover/tourist-information-centre

Some of the best surfing beaches in the country are found near Bude

https://budesurfingexperience.co.uk
https://freewavesurfacademy.co.uk
https://oasurfclub.co.uk/surfing-lessons
https://www.mlhsurfcoaching.co.uk

Boat hire
https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g190804-Activities-c55-Bude_Bude_Stratton_Cornwall_England.html

Bike hire
https://www.classicguide.co.uk/attractions/bude-bike-hire.html
https://www.tarkabikes.co.uk

1. Tamar Lakes Country Park

EX23 9SB

01288 321712
www.swlakestrust.org.uk

An amazing facility just minutes by car from Lutson Barn and well worth a visit.

Upper and Lower Tamar lake are on the Devon/Cornish border and are surrounded by the beautiful country side and wildlife.

Upper Tamar Lake offers fishing, water sports (sailing, windsurfing, Kayaking, paddleboarding and canoeing) and lovely walks. There is a play area for children and a very good café. Please call or look at the website for booking information.

Lower Tamar lake, a designated Nature Reserve, that can be reached via a gorgeous walk from the barn – just follow the signs.

ACTIVITIES

2. Bude

If you are into wild swimming, visit the Bude Sea Pool, www.budeseapool.org on Summerleaze beach. It’s a tidal sea pool and is totally free, no booking is needed and it’s huge. Parking is also very easy at the beach. It’s great for children and adults alike. It’s one of the few sea water swimming pools in the UK, where the water is topped by the tide twice a day and the beach location is wonderful. It’s best to avoid 2 hours pre and post high tide. So please check tides before you plan a visit.

Some of the best surfing beaches in the country are found near Bude.

https://budesurfingexperience.co.uk
https://freewavesurfacademy.co.uk
https://oasurfclub.co.uk/surfing-lessons
https://www.mlhsurfcoaching.co.uk

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Good places to eat

There are many many more but these are our favourites.

The Electric bakery which does the most amazing bread, sandwiches, coffee, tea…it’s the go to place for the locals.
www.electricbakery.co

Other restaurants/bars worth a visit are Temple www.templecornwall.com , Sea Fever www.sea-fever.co.uk and The Preston Gate Inn www.prestongateinn.co.uk

LOCAL BEACH GUIDE

Bude’s beaches

North Cornwall’s beaches are famous for their dramatic beauty with vast expanses of clean, golden, sandy beaches, rugged cliffs and those famous Atlantic rollers that the surfers love.

ut please note there is a huge difference between high and low tide. At low tide the beaches are wide and beautiful, whilst at high tide the sea can be quite wild with bigger waves. Please note, the tides are strong and can be dangerous.

Only ever go in the sea where there are lifeguards and swim within their flags.

3. Summerleaze Beach

There is a car park nearby with access from several sides as well as a beach café and public toilets. Lifeguard cover is provided from the beginning of May until the end of September.

Dog friendly all year round, yet dogs must be kept on the lead between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm between May and September.

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4. Bude Sea pool

Bude Sea pool is a brilliant amenity, a semi natural tidal seaswater pool. It’s great for children and adults alike and is huge and totally free with no need to book. It’s one of the few sea water swimming pools in the UK, where the water is topped by the tide twice a day and the beach location is wonderful. Parking is easy and any one can turn up and swim. It’s best to avoid 2 hours pre and post high tide. So please check tides before you plan a visit. See the hand book in the barn for tide times.

www.budeseapool.org

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5. Crooklets Beach, Bude

Popular with surfers and home to the Bude Surf Life Saving (Bude SLSC) Clubhouse. The Bude SLSC holds surf lifesaving demonstrations on Crooklets Beach every Tuesday evening (6.30pm) during the summer.

Lifeguard cover is provided from the middle of May until the middle of September. Dog friendly from 1st October until Easter, a dog ban from Easter until end of September.

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6. Northcott Mouth, 6 miles southwest of Lutson Barn

Owned by the National Trust, it has a little car park halfway down the hill. Although there aren’t any facilities such as public loos, there is a lovely tea garden just up the private road, which is open during the summer months. Lifeguard cover is provided in July and August. Dog friendly all year round.

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7. Sandymouth, 6 miles west of Lutson

A National Trust-owned beach and car park. The car park is at the top of the cliff and the walk down to the beach is quite steep so not recommended for those who are less mobile. The beach has it’s own waterfall. There is a café with public loos open during the main summer season, the food is simple and very good. Lifeguard cover is provided from the middle of May until the middle of September. Dog friendly all year round

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8. Duckpool, 7 miles west of Lutson

A beautiful beach that’s much quieter than neighbouring Sandymouth but more difficult to get to. Swimming is not recommended, as the currents are extremely dangerous. No lifeguard cover is provided.  Dog friendly all year round.

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9. Widemouth Bay, 10 miles west

Widemouth is very popular with bathers and surfers. The entire beach is almost 1.5 miles long and is divided into the North and South Beach (also called Black Rock). Many of the local surf schools are based here. Facilities include a car park, public loos and a beach cafe.

Lifeguard cover is provided from the beginning of May until the end of September (North Beach). Cover on Black Rock is from the middle of May until the end of September. North Beach dog friendly from 1st October until Easter, dog ban from Easter until end of September. South beach (Black Rock) dog friendly all year round.

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If you like walking check out The Southwest Coast Path

The uk’s longest national trail and is totally stunning. You will find great local pubs, writers huts, churches and amazing view after amazing view.
www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk

The Southwest Coast Path

The uk’s longest national trail

www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk

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