Blackrock (Widemouth Bay) ReviewTwice As Nice
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.