20 Best Beaches In Bideford Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Beaches In Bideford

We've rounded up the best beaches in Bideford in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 46 Bideford beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Aerial view of Westward Ho! Beach in Bideford

Westward Ho! Beach

  • Bideford
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Westward Ho! Named and indeed built after Charles Kingsley's 1855 novel this is a sandy beach backing onto a pebble ridge, with excellent swimming in...

People at Saunton Sands in Braunton

Saunton Sands

  • Braunton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Saunton Sands is famous to the kids as the backdrop to Robbie William's 'Angels' track, this is three miles of golden sand backed by Braunton Burrows...

Hill top view of Woolacombe Sands

Woolacombe Sands

  • Woolacombe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

One of Devon's best loved summer destinations with wide sands for beach games, dunes for hide and seek, and rock pools for marine life. There's a lig...

Outside view of Tunnels Beaches in Ilfracombe

Tunnels Beaches

  • Ilfracombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Beaches

Tunnels Beaches were hand carved in the 1820s, these 4 tunnels provide a truly unique experience that's almost guaranteed to excite the kids' imagina...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Widemouth Bay

  • Bude
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a huge sandy beach in Cornwall, then Widemouth Bay is definitely the spot for you. It’s great for all sorts of seaside activiti...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Crackington Haven Beach

  • Crackington Haven
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great lifeguarded cove? Crackington Haven beach in Cornwall offers lifeguarding during the summer, so the little ones will be able to f...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Boscastle Beach

  • Boscastle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Boscastle harbour beach in Cornwall, a sweet little harbour that’s perfect for a relaxing seaside day out.  Boscastle bay is set in a sweet...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Tintagel Haven Beach and Merlins Cove

  • Tintagel
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Tintagel Haven beach and Merlin's cove are a delightful little beach and cove hidden away in Cornwall, and are perfect for an escape away from the cr...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Minehead Beach

  • Minehead
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great beach that the whole family will love? Head down to Minehead beach in Somerset, a long sandy beach that’s got plenty of fun seasi...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Trebarwith Strand Beach

  • Delabole
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Trebarwith Strand beach, a lovely sandy beach in Cornwall where the kids will find endless things to do. The best thing? It’s dog friendly a...

Clear day at The Bar and Cove Vean in Isles of Scilly

The Bar and Cove Vean

  • Isles of Scilly
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The Bar and Cove Vean is a quiet, peaceful place even in the height of summer, this beach is on St Agnes, a short ferry trip from St Mary. Take the s...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Port Eynon beach

  • Horton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great beach for your next family seaside adventure? Discover Port Eynon beach in South Wales, a popular spot for beach fun.  Stretching...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Blue Anchour Bay

  • Minehead
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a sand and shingle beach in Somerset? Head down to Blue Anchor beach, a great spot for a family day out.  Got little adventures? Blue Anc...

Sunrise at Oxwich Bay Beach in Swansea

Oxwich Bay Beach

  • Swansea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Oxwich Bay Beach is one of the Gower's most visually dramatic and popular beaches, this largely sandy beach is busiest at the town end near the slipw...

Rhossili and South Gower Coast

Rhossili and South Gower Coast

  • Rhossili
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fancy a day at the best beach in Europe? You won’t have to go far, in fact, it’s right here in the UK! Rhossili Bay is the only European beach voted...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Three Cliffs Bay Beach

  • Southgate
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a family friendly beach in South Wales that’s lifeguarded? Three Cliffs Bay beach is lifeguarded during peak summer holidays times, makin...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Rest Bay beach

  • Porthcawl
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’ve got little animal lovers, then Rest Bay beach in South Wales is the spot to be. With golden sands and rocks, it’s a great place to spend a...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Caswell Bay

  • Bishopston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re in South Wales and looking for a great sandy beach, then head down to Caswell beach, with it’s long stretch of shore, your little ones will...

Rhossili Bay Beach

Rhossili Bay Beach

  • Swansea
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Rhossili Bay Beach Three miles of golden sand access via a steep path down from the clifftop. The beach is quieter than one would expect for a settin...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Trecco Bay

  • Porthcawl
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Love a seaside adventure? Trecco bay in South Wales is great for a family holiday, with a mix of sand and rocks, there’s loads to explore.  You could...

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