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Blackrock (Widemouth Bay) Review

Blackrock (Widemouth Bay) Review

Blackrock, also known as Widemouth Bay is a beautiful and vast landscape, so big, that you can very easily notice the tide difference at different times of the day. In this short article, we are going to review this bay based in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Out of all the beaches, an ice cream along here as you barefoot through the sand can be extremely relaxing. The beach stretches across nearly 2 miles and is only 3 miles away from the popular town known as ‘Brude’.  You’d be surprised that this open vast plain of sand houses many facilities that you would need for a standard family day out. Plus, to make things even better, there are cafes and toilets dotted around along with a lifeguard if you wish to swim (only during the summer months). If you’re a surfer, this beach is great news to you as it can get very windy, creating the best waves suitable for surfing. To your surprise, Widemouth bay is the landing point of communications that transmits signals to other countries from the UK. It is highly known as the ‘trans-atlantic hotline’, connecting communication from Downing Street in the UK to The White House in the US! Towards the south side of this vast plain, it begins to be very rocky, so this is great if you like rock pooling (when the tide is low). You’d be surprised how much marine life there is around this area, it's a beautiful sight!  The rocky area in Widemouth Bay is known as ‘Black Rock Beach’. If the tide is high, black rock beach becomes isolated, so stay alert on the tide and leave the area when it picks up.  Going back to the surfing point, Widemouth Bay is known for winning the Blue Flag Beach Award in 2019. This is awarded to those with excellent water qualities and education regarding the environment.  To make this experience better, the car park you use is completely free of charge! So you can enjoy its jaw-dropping panorama with ease. Surfers will most likely be towards the north end of the beach, cracking waves against the reef. Dogs are welcome throughout the year but only on the south side (black rock beach). The northern part operates a season ban on dogs coming to that part of the beach between May 15th and September 30th (or the summer in other words). Surfing is suitable for beginners to experienced surfers, however, there are dangers of high tide rocks in the middle and south side of the beach.

Best Rated Fish & Chip Shops In Cornwall

Cod & Chips - Cornwall

On your adventures around Cornwall, you may feel peckish, so the best thing to eat whilst in the UK and in a place like Cornwall is a nice British fresh fish and chips! But where would be the best place to grab a classic fish and chips? In this article, we will break down the best places for taste and hygiene that sell fish and chips in cornwall.

The Deck - In Bule

To experience the true classic vibe of locally sourced fish and chips, the deck in bule is the place. Don't get too ‘caught’ up in eating your delicious fish, there’s other things to try, like fish in cider batter with fries, tartare sauce and the taste of chilli mint peas. They are rated 5 stars on trip advisor, giving you a comforting experience.

Pennycomequick - In Falmouth

Going all the way back to the mid 17 hundreds, this particular 5 star pub serves the best locally sourced seasonal food, alongside their signature korev-battered sustainable fish and chips. Their beautiful fish and chip restaurant has great COVID-19 measures to reflect it’s luscious food.

Harbour Rest Cafe - In Newquay

Located right at the very top of the harbour (half a mile away from fistral beach) the harbour rest cafe is rated 5 stars. They provide the best traditional hand-battered british fish and chip meals. The best part is that they’re gluten free with many vegetarian friendly options.

The Blue Peter Inn - In Polperro

Rated a high 4.5 stars on tripadvisor, this award winning restaurant / pub is known for its famous goujons and the sustainable fish battered in it’s own unique style, served with mushy peas tartare sauce and hand cut chips.

Lanivet Inn - In Bodmin

This community driven pub based on a village is rated 4.5 stars on tripadvisor and rightfully so. Their locally sourced produce allows you to taste cornwall to its fullest with their beer-battered cod and chips.

Wavecrest - In The Lizard Peninsula

Placed right at the top of one of the highest points at the famous known Lizard Point is where wavecrest rests. It’s clear to see that they’re been rated 5 stars as their local produce is the best fish you could taste. They also have a special ‘local catch of the day’ to tickle your taste buds.

The Gem Fish Bar - In Falmouth

The gem fish bar is family-run by lovely faces to go with your spectacular fish and chips. Rated a high 4.5 stars on tripadvisor, they boast about serving a variety menu, stemming from freshly cooked meals made from sustainable foods.

Warne’s Bar & Restaurant - In Wadebridge

Another family-run restaurant provides a casual and family-friendly atmosphere with the perfect food and taste to match it. It’s clear to see this joyful family is rated 4.5 stars with their brilliantly made battered cod and hand-cut chips made to perfection.

The Preston Gate Inn - In Brude

Rated 4.5 stars, their food perfectly reflects that in their traditional inn like setting. With a menu featuring all varieties of creative and yummy meals, it’s hard to see why you would not want to come to Preston Gate Inn. We hope you found this list just as interesting as us - and we hope you have found the fish and chip shop for you when exploring Cornwall, let us know what your favourite is.