Rosehip Cottage sits on Breakwater Road alongside the canal
At the opening of Breakwater Road are the Falcon Hotel (great for “overlfow” guests!) and the famous Brendon Arms – both great family eateries. The other end of Breakwater Road leads to the Victorian breakwater, Tommy’s Pit, the lock gates and harbour and the South Western Path up to “The Pepperpot” watchtower and on to Widemouth Beach
Nearby Beach Locations In Cornwall
There are fabulous beaches of all types all along the North Cornish coast – Summerleaze is on your doorstep, Crooklets is just a short walk away along the coast and at mid to low tide Widemouth is great for surfing only 2 miles along the road Polzeath Damar and Rock are about 1 hour away. The famous Fistral beach at Newquay can be reached directly along the Atlantic Highway A39. Secret coves and hidden beaches and cafes are dotted along the South Western Coastal Path .
Sandymouth Beach and Cafe (National Trust) is an energetic 3 mile walk the across Summerleaze Beach past the Bude Sea Pool and over the top of Crooklets Beach with its cricket pitch (one of the most scenic in the country) and children’s playground.
Places To Visit
Bude is about 80 minutes drive from Exeter or can be reached from M5 Junction 27 in about 1hr 40 minutes via Barnstaple A377 then the A39 Public transport is an option with trains to Exeter Plymouth Okehampton and Bodmin Parkway and buses or taxis from there
Within easy driving distance to the west you can find Boscatle (home to the Witches’ Museum) Tintagel (home of King Arthur and Camelot) Port Isaac (home of Doc Martin) Padstow (home of Rick Stein) and Newquay (home of surfing some would say) To the east there is Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast Hartland Point Westward Ho! and then on to Appledore and Saunton Sands
Bodmin Moor Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park provide fine opportunities for day excursions
St Ives Lands End Truro the south coast and the Eden Project can all be reached with patience and planning and will amply reward the effort
But you’re on holiday! Nothing wrong with watching Netflix on the 40” OLED TV and eating fish and chips in front of one of the two wood burning stoves (if it gets a bit chilly) or strolling along the canal trying to decide whether the best ice creams come from the Olive Tree booth or the Canal Cafe concession – we are split on this issue!