Crackington Haven is the closest beach to Cargurra Farm and it is a long pebbly beach that boasts excellent surf and rock pooling. There is parking directly opposite with several cafes on the beach front. Do check the tide times as when it is high tide there is very little beach to enjoy. There is a lifeguard present in high season. Crackington Haven is dog free from Easter day to the 1st October.
Towards Bude you will find Widemouth and Blackrock. All one long beach. Widemouth is a long open bay with a large sandy beach. The beach is ideal for families as it offers a variety of attractions including swimming, sunbathing, surfing, rock pooling and beach combing. There is plenty of parking and the sun is on the beach nearly all of the day. Lifeguards are present during high season. The Blackrock end of the beach, the more southern end, is dog friendly.
Trebarwith Strand is approximately 1 mile outside Tintagel and is reached on foot from the coastal footpath. A superb all round beach it is good for sunbathing, swimming and surfing. There are also plenty of rock pools. At low tide the beach is almost a half mile stretch of golden sand. There is ample parking and good general facilities.
Polzeath is just tucked inside the Camel Estuary which provides long, slow breaking waves perfect for younger surfers or those wishing to improve from novice to advance. Surfing is often superb in the summer season and is a big draw for the beach. Swimmers and rock poolers are also well catered for. This beach has lifeguards in high season. Polzeath is dog free from Easter day to the 1st October.
Daymer Bay is nestled between Rock and Polzeath. It is on the mouth of the Camel Estuary and unlike Polzeath it has very little surf. That makes it an excellent spot for swimming, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding or canoeing. The wide beach is very sheltered and because it is on the estuary at high tide you can walk out a long way before the water gets up to your waist. Daymer is ideal for families with younger children and offers some stunning walks fot those with older ones. You can walk from Daymer to Rock – from there you can catch a foot ferry across to Padstow. This beach has lifeguards in high season.