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5 of our favourite beaches to visit: A blog about some of the places you can discover while on holiday at Higher Longford.

Black Rock Widemouth Bay – 45 minute drive from the park

There are many, many beaches to choose from if you don’t mind a short drive from Higher Longford. Literally you can drive to a beach in every direction.

You can enjoy the sandy shores of a Cornwall beach like Bude or Widemouth Bay, a rocky beach – discovering sea urchins and crabs at a beach like Wembury or whether you want to surf and enjoy the waves and a typical sea-side experience at beaches like Newquay or Torquay.

Wembury Beach – 45 Minute drive

Our current top 5 beaches to visit are

  • Black Rock, Widemouth Bay Bude
  • Wembury Beach, Plymouth
  • Looe Beach, Looe
  • Tintagel Beach, Tintagel
  • Bigbury Beach, Kingsbridge

Not necessarily in that order… all the beaches are amazing to visit around Devon & Cornwall.

BigBury Beach

When travelling with dogs it is worth checking whether dogs are allowed on the beach. Some beaches have restrictions in the summer months. However, most now allow your dogs to join you and enjoy your day at the beach.

It’s worth noting that some of the Beaches around Devon & Cornwall benefit from free parking for National Trust members.

Looe Beach – 45 min drive

Looe is a lovely place to visit. The shops are quaint and definitely a typical seaside town during summer. Enjoy some traditional fish and chips or a lovely cornish ice cream – just watch out for those seagulls.

Tintagel 1 hr

All the beaches in and around Devon & Cornwall have different characters and also accessibility. Some beaches, like Widemouth, have a car park directly next to the beach. Others require many steps or steep paths to access the beach, like Tintagel. All the beaches are a beautiful visit and a great day out to be experienced when visiting Higher Longford Cottages. Check out our facebook page for more information and photos on places to go and see when visiting us.

If you don’t want to drive to the beach some are accessible by bus or train. You can take a train from Okehampton or Plymouth directly to Looe Beach for example.

Please share your pictures with us and let us know your favourite beach to visit.