Sandy Mouth beach, sometimes written Sandymouth, lies on the North Cornwall coast about three miles north of Bude. A rocky west facing beach of large pebbles and some sand only uncovered at low tide, it is backed by high cliffs, the beach all but disappearing as the tide rises.
Located roughly mid way between Northcott Mouth in the south and Duckpool in the north, there is a reasonably sized car park behind the beach and a cafe/shop that is open in high season only.
Despite its relatively remote location Sandy Mouth is quite popular with experienced surfers. Swimming is not really advised due to the strong offshore currents that operate here.
Safety equipment and emergency telephone are located at the back of the beach and RNLI Lifeguards patrol the beach from mid-May until October 1st.
Geologists may find the banding of the rock strata here of some interest.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs permitted
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✔ Rescue equipment
✔ Good Surfing
OS Explorer Map 126: Clovelly & Hartland
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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: