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Rane Beach is situated on the North Cornwall coast about four miles north of Bude and is one of a number of remote beaches in this area.
Between the headlands of Higher Sharpnose Point in the north and Lower Sharpnose Point in the south, lie Greenway Beach, Caunter Beach, Stanbury Beach, Rane Beach and Holacombe Beach.
Known collectively as Stanbury Mouth, Rane Point effectively separates the northern Stanbury Beach from Rane Beach in the south.
Swimming is positively dangerous at these beaches due to offshore currents, although experts have been known to surf here.
Access is quite arduous. It requires a walk down the half-mile long track from the small car parks west of Stanbury Cross followed by a scramble down to Stanbury Beach. To reach Rane Beach, you now need to walk south over the rocks to reach the grey rocks and sand, all the while watching the state of the tide as the walk quite simply takes longer than you think over the rough terrain.
There is no lifeguard cover at these five beaches, and no facilities at all. The only safety equipment is located at the access to Stanbury Beach.
Dogs are permitted on all the beaches all year round.
✔ Interesting geology
✔ Rescue equipment
OS Explorer Map 126: Clovelly & Hartland
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: