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Stowe Cliffs - - 422593.jpg
Grid reference: SS201100
Website: Bude to Morwenstow

Sandymouth is a beach three miles north of Bude in Cornwall. The cliffs bounding on the north half of the beach are part of the coastline here which belongs to the National Trust.

The area is formed from cliffs and rock formations with a broad sandy beach below. It lies between two headlands, Steeple Point and Menachurch Point, close to the hamlet of Houndapit. Also close by are Stibb and Stowe Barton.

The seabed off the coast of Sandymouth Beach slopes sharply which produces stronger surf than neighbouring beaches so Sandymouth Beach is a popular surfing spot, in a part of the coast, around Bude, which has a long history of surfing. Sandymouth's northerly position makes it more exposed to small summer waves and its beach topography helps it to handle larger swells.

Sandymouth is the longest of Budes beaches. It is over a mile long at low tide and lies between two headlands, Steeple Point (Warren Gutter) and Menachurch Point (The Dragons Head). Sandymouth can be accessed along the beach at lower tides and by way of the southwest coastal cliff path at mid to higher tides.

The beach is backed by cliffs rich in geological interest, waterfalls and fingers of hard rock that jut out from where the cliffs lie.


Dunes and café at Sandymouth
Sands at Sandymouth