Opening times for 7 December 2023
Asset Opening time Countryside Dawn - Dusk
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Sandymouth Café (tenant run) is the perfect place to enjoy a drink, bite to eat or ice cream. Breakfast and lunch menus. Call 01288 354286 to check for winter opening.
Dogs welcome under control, particularly around livestock and cliff edges
Open dawn until dusk. No overnight camping or parking.
Uneven ground/steps to the beach. Blue Badge parking and accessible toilet. Level but uneven surface to café/toilet. Poor phone signal.
Level access to food outlet
Mostly level access, with natural surfaces, from the lower car park to the café
Coastal and inland paths which may be uneven in places, and with kissing gates
From A30 east take exit signed Okehampton onto A386. Then join A3072 all the way to Bude. For Morwenstow: from Bude join A39 signed Bideford. At Kilkhampton follow signs to Morwenstow
Parking: National Trust car parks at Northcott Mouth, Sandymouth, Duckpool and Morwenstow. Parking at Sandymouth is free for National Trust and National Trust for Scotland members as well as blue badge holders, otherwise charges apply. Cash payments: pay and display machines don't accept notes or issue change. You can also pay using PayByPhone (location code: 803550) – we suggest downloading the app before you visit as mobile reception can be patchy here.
Sat Nav: Sandymouth EX23 9HW, Duckpool EX23 9JN, Morwenstow EX23 9SR, Northcott Mouth EX23 9EE
The South West Coast Path runs along the cliffs at Sandymouth, north of Bude.
Bodmin Parkway, 32 miles (52km) from Bude, then Western Greyhound bus 530 to Morwenstow
Under-control dogs are welcome at Sandymouth. Find out more about planning a visit here with your four-legged friend, including details of the Canine Code. Sandymouth is a two pawprint rated place.
A tidal beach. Pebbles and rocks lining the top, with sand becoming visible at low tide.
Cliffs of twisted rock formed 300 million years ago, with coastal paths linking to Duckpool and Northcott Mouth.
Sandymouth Café (not National Trust)
Views overlooking the beach and serving breakfast, hot and cold lunches, cream teas and ice cream.
Sandymouth is a popular and unspoilt beach but can be very tidal. Find out how not to get caught out by the tides and also discover what’s on offer for you to do during your visit.
A walk from Sandymouth to Duckpool along the South West Coast Path taking in sweeping coastal views. This walk can start from Sandymouth or Duckpool.
This circular trail offers walkers contrasting landscapes as it follows the coast from Sandymouth to Duckpool before heading inland to historic Stowe Wood.
Sandymouth sits along a stretch of coast between Bude and Morwenstow, one of Cornwall's wild and dramatic corners with a character all of its own.
With a dramatic backdrop of sheer cliffs dating back millions of years, and a pebble ridge at the top of the beach with sand exposed as the tide recedes, Sandymouth is popular amongst surfers and rock-poolers alike.
Whether you're looking for a short stroll or a more challenging walk there are many exhilarating coastal walks to enjoy. The South West Coast Path offers walkers cliff top views stretching for miles, past Bude and beyond Tintagel.
Learn more about the intriguing history of the Grenville family, owners of a fine mansion that stood for 60 years at Stowe Barton, just a few miles from Sandymouth.
You’ll find coastal grasslands, as well as flowers such as thrift and sea campion. There are rock pools aplenty along this stretch of coast with colourful creatures to spot, and not forgetting the chance of catching sight of a dolphin or basking shark out to sea, or a peregrine falcon or buzzard overhead.
Thanks to funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Sandymouth has started improvements to help make the South West Coast Path a year-round experience. Find out about other nearby places that have benefitted.
We are working to create 250 hectares of new species rich grassland at National Trust sites across Cornwall. The project, due to be completed by 2026, will help us rise to the twin challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change.