It’s beach time!

Have you seen the forecast?! This weekend and next week it’s going to scorching. At flipping last! For you lucky ones who are visiting us over this little heatwave, here’s our pick of the best beaches near @coastalcabins

*Hartland Quay

If you’ve been stuck in a hot car with screaming children for what feels like eternity, and you don’t want to go far, then this is the beach for you. Just 2 miles from your cabin door and easy to get to, there are public toilets and a pub. Perfect for rockpooling and climbing. Less perfect for sandcastles and pushchairs.

*Sandy Mouth

This is the nearest super sandy beach to @coastalcabins. Run by the National Trust it’s sparkling clean and beautiful. There’s a car park (get there early!), a nice cafe and loos. Perfect for sandcastles and a some rock pooling too.

*The Bude Beaches

Travel a little but further south on the Atlantic Highway and you’ll reach the lovely coastal town of Bude (worth a visit!). There are 2 stunning sandy beaches in Bude itself (Crooklets and Summerleaze) and another beauty a bit further along at Widemouth Bay. Perfect for sandy beach fun and eating out (they are right by the town centre). The Bude Sea Pool is also worth a dip!

*Westward Ho!

Head in the opposite direction North up the Atlantic Highway and after about 20mins you’ll reach Westward Ho! A coastal resort with all of the arcades and crazy golf you’d expect. But don’t forget the huge sandy beach and selection of great eateries too. If you’re facing towards the sea then head to the left along the promenade for rock pools and a pretty well hidden sea pool. If you see the Hockings Ice Cream Van then DO NOT leave without getting one.

*A bit further

If you’re @coastalcabins for the week then you might want to explore a bit further along the cost. Around 45mins to 1hr and you’ll stumble upon the vast sandy expanses at Saunton Sands, Croyde, Woolacombe, Putsborough. Basically it’s just beaches as far as you can see. They are all stunning so just take your pick and you can’t go wrong!