Helscott Barns are ideally located to enjoy some of the fantastic blue flag beaches all within a few miles drive. With the variety enjoyed along this stretch of coast line, there are things for everyone.

Please remember that the beach can be a dangerous place and you need to observe lifeguards at all times. Further info RNLI Safety Advice

Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay is the closest beach to Helscott Barns. With 2 miles of golden sands you might not even visit any of the other beaches below.

Beautiful backdrops which haven’t changed much over history, rockpools to explore,

Widemouth 4 miles along the coast from Bude and the view enjoyed from Helscott Barns.

The Beach is 2 miles of sand against a backdrop of dunes and cliffs, plenty of rock pools to explore and lots of car parking.

There are lifeguards in season, surfing tuition and surfwear hire, ideal for everyone from surfing to sandcastles and voted one of the best rockpooling beaches by a national newspaper.

There are places to eat and drink, toilets and showers and walks along the coastal path to local pubs and restaurants with a great shop selling local fish as well as pasties and papers.

It is a 5 minute drive from Helscott barns or a walk across the fields taking about 35 45 minutes.

Widemouth Bay’s Blue Flag – an international quality mark for beaches demonstrating the highest quality of water

Blue Flag Beach

Bude Town Centre Beaches

With miles more beautiful beaches to explore, summerleaze & crooklets

Bude Town Beaches

Other local beaches to explore

One of the greatest things about the cornish beaches are that there are so many, all offer their own charm and each have something special.

Duckpool 3 miles north of Bude, a locals beach with loos and a car park. A fantastic location down a small road by a stream to the cove framed by dramatic cliffs with rocks, small pebbles and sand,great any time of year, we have had bbq’s in February here and champagne on the beach on Christmas morning,a family favourite.

Sandymouth 2 miles north of Bude,a NT car park, lots of sand and very popular with locals and visitors,loos and a beach cafe.
Other beaches
We also enjoy Welcome mouth, Stanbury (a bit of a scramble down the path ) Marsland and for a touch of drama travel past Clovelly down A39 to Hartland Quay to take in the fantastic scenery and enjoy a pint in the pub while the children explore the rock pools.