Northcott Mouth, North Cornwall ©National Trust Images Rhodri Davies
Beach with Cafe
The next beach on from Bude’s Crooklets Beach, Northcott Mouth is National Trust owned, dog-friendly beach. As it’s away from the town centre a little quieter than its neighbours and can feel like a secret cove. As the tide drops, this somewhat small rocky beach opens up to expansive sand and rock pools.
A RNLI lifeguarded beach from May to September, unique to this stretch, dogs are allowed on the beach all year round making it a popular choice for those with four-legged friends. A rather breath-taking spot, there’s towering dramatic cliffs either side, the dramatic Bude Foundation, made up of rocks formed over 300 million years ago.
There’s a small car park where National Trust members can park for free, otherwise a donation is suggested as payment. It’s worth noting that the car park is up a slope.
There are plenty of coastal walks to enjoy from Northcott, the circular trail from Northcott to Crooklets and back is a popular route using the South West Coast Path.