Beaches and Attractions

There are a variety of beaches, from small intimate coves to larger sandy beaches to suit all tastes. Some are close and others are within a short drive depending on choice.

Here are a few of our favourites.

Hartland Quay

One of the most dramatic and stunning coastal places in the UK. Amazing cliffs and rock formations. A small sandy beach with rock pools. A quick drive from Long Furlong and very popular with guests either as a beach or just to sit and look out to sea. Hartland Quay Hotel offers lunches and evening meals and together with its’ Wreckers Retreat Bar is a popular meeting place.

Hartland Point

Breathtaking views to Bideford Bay, Lundy Island and the Cornish coast. The lighthouse perches on the edge over 350ft above sea level and just a short walk away light refreshments can be taken at the outdoor Hartland Point Café (seasonal).

Berry Beach

Another completely unspoilt beach with far reaching views. Accessed by steps cut out of the rock leading to the beach.

Shipload Bay

Within walking distance of Long Furlong (20 minutes) however a wonderful view from above but due to erosion no foot access).

Blackpool Mill

See the cottage where The Shell Seekers and Sense and Sensibility were filmed.

Mouthmill Beach

Located by walking from Brownsham

Spekes Mill Mouth

With its long curving beach voted one of the top ten beautiful unspoilt beaches. Boasting its famouse waterfall arguably one of the tallest on the Peninsula.

Welcombe Mouth

Sandy from mid-tide onwards, secluded and quiet. Rock pools


A favourite with guests. Located just beyond Kilkampton on the A39 towards Bude. Sandy when the tide is out. Rockpools. Café and toilets run by the National Trust.


A number of beaches surrounding Bude. Lots of sand and plenty of amenities.


Estuary beach with plenty of sand. Cafes, pubs and hotel

Hartland House Spa

Luxury boutique rural spa offering a full range of treatments in a beautiful location. Spa days and afternoons with use of facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna.

Docton Mill and Gardens with Tearoom

Award winning gardens and tearoom for lunch and teas set around an old water mill. Beautiful flower displays. A little gem set in a picturesque valley location.

Hartland Abbey

Family owned stately home with gardens leading to a beach and tearoom offering lunches and teas.

Cheristow Lavender

Lavender display with small nursery and gardens. Shop and tearoom.


World famous, timeless, car free village. Steep cobbled streets and pretty harbour.

Hartland Point

A beauty spot with wonderful views. Small outside refreshment kiosk serving lunches, afternoon teas.