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By The Beach

Large holiday home by the beach at Widemouth Bay

Sleeps 8 across 4 bedrooms Saturday changeover Two well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

As the name suggests, this large Widemouth Bay holiday home is very much by the beach. Located in an exclusive private development on the north Cornish coast, this contemporary home sleeps up to eight guests across four spacious bedrooms. By The Beach also offers private parking, a garden and is dog friendly.

Situated just seconds from the sand, you can easily enjoy all the activities Widemouth Bay has to offer whilst staying in the comforts of a modern beach house. This location is a haven for sandcastle building, surfing and soaking up the sunshine, making it the ideal place for a relaxing holiday by the sea. The bustling town of Bude is close by and the rest of the north Cornish coast is easily accessible from here.


This large Widemouth Bay holiday home enjoys a reverse design layout. Wooden, earthy tones are prevalent throughout the house, providing a relaxing feel. Upon entering the home, you’ll find a spacious hallway which leads off to three of the four bedrooms, and a handy utility room by the front door.

All three of these bedrooms on the ground floor benefit from having their own modern ensuite with walk in shower, as well as enjoying direct access to the garden. Imagine taking an invigorating morning swim at the beach and then relaxing with a morning coffee in the garden, soaking up the sounds of the sea. Two of the bedrooms are doubles — one of which is the principal and enjoys two sets of patio doors; the third bedroom has bunk beds making it ideal for families with teenagers or young children. Upstairs, you’ll find the fourth bedroom which is a spacious twin and is adjacent to the bathroom on this floor. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub here after a day spent adventuring on the coast.

The rest of upstairs consists of an open plan modern kitchen and living space, with high sloped ceilings. The space is airy and bright, with an abundance of light flowing in through the double set of Juliet balconies where you can peacefully enjoy sea views of Widemouth Bay. It’s the perfect social hub where families and friends can gather over breakfast to plan the day’s adventures, or spend an evening playing board games. For those cooler autumnal evenings, make use of the cosy wood burner for added warmth.


As well as the communal gardens, By The Beach enjoys its own separate garden area where you can make use of the barbecue and dine al fresco here, or enjoy a glass of something chilled in hand. This large Widemouth Bay holiday home has all the trappings of a beach side retreat — including an outdoor shower for washing off sand, as well as a lockable storage shed for beach gear.

Things we love

By The Beach is the ideal retreat for a relaxing seaside holiday where you can be on the sand in seconds. Widemouth Bay is a superb beachside destination which is dotted with eateries, an abundance of surf schools and easy access to the beautiful South West Coast Path. This area of coast is rich with mysterious inlets and coves. The sandy expanse of Widemouth Bay beach means little ones can paddle in the shallows whilst those daring for more adventure can try out water sports such as surfing — try the Reubyn Ash Surf School, which is led by a European Champion with 30 years experience! After all the day’s excitement, you can then head back home to By The Beach, where you can relax in comfort and watch a superb Cornish sunset.

One of the best holiday homes we've ever stayed in!
One of the best holiday homes we’ve ever stayed in! It was brilliant. Really lovely house, lots of space. Fenced garden, perfect for the dog. Wonderful views and great location. We had such a wonderful holiday, and found the house was impressively well equipped — particularly for children. The communication with the team was excellent, and they were hugely responsive when we reached out with any issues or questions, both before and during our break. We loved the house and can’t wait to come and stay again soon!

Retreat Features

  • Juliet balcony with sea views
  • Spacious open plan living and kitchen area
  • Seconds from the beach
  • Private parking
Principal bedroom: double bed with en suite
Bedroom two: double bed with en suite
Bedroom three: bunk beds with en suite
Bedroom four: twin beds

All bed linen and bath towels provided
Scandi-inspired living area with a cosy sofa, Ercol easy chairs
Garden table
Lockable shed suitable for surfboards and bikes
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Kitchen has a Bosch double oven and grill, a four-ring hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
Dining table sitting eight
Three en-suites
Fourth bathroom
Families with young children are welcome, with travel cots and highchairs available upon request
Reserved parking for two cars
Further parking can be found at the adjacent Black Rock Sands car park charge at approximately £30 per week
There are three visitor spaces but these cannot be not reserved so are available on a first come, first served basis
Saturday changeover
Arrivals after 5pm
Departures before 9.30am

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay is a bay, beach and small village on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall, just 3 miles south of Bude. Attracting surfers, families and couples, this stretch of coast is steeped in the smuggling history of times before, and not far south of Widemouth Bay along the South West Coast Path can be found many little inlets and coves.

Travel times

  • By The Beach is just under 5 hours from London on a quiet day and is 1.2 hours from Exeter
  • By The Beach is 50 minutes away from the nearest train station of Okehampton

Things we love

  • Seconds from the beach
  • Perfect for surfers
  • Spacious open-plan living and kitchen area
Guests Say
  • Well equipped

    Lovely property. Well equipped. Close to beach.

    Richard & family — August 2023
  • Very clean, spacious and well equipped

    The grandchildren had asked for a house near the sea and with a garden and By the Beach was brilliant! The beach was a two minute walk and the view from the lounge overlooked the waves of the north coast and the South West coast path. The house was very clean, spacious and well equipped. A wonderful place to stay!

    Joan & family – July 2023
  • Fabulous

    We've had a brilliant few days 'By the Beach' — and what a beach it is, fabulous, enjoyed by all especially Ted! We ate at both nearby beach cafes and had a spectacular meal at the Beach House just up the coast — the sunset as we ate was so gorgeous, and imaginative fresh fish dishes, was wonderful. We also visited Bude — lovely seaside town and had Cornish pasties sitting on a bench overlooking the beach. Thanks so much for letting us stay in your lovely home.

    Liz & family – April 2023
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