Cornwall's wealth of spectacular beaches and dramatic coastal walks are undoubtedly one of the county's foremost attractions. As diverse as they are beautiful, the county's beaches offer something for everyone, from enthusiastic surfers to toddlers armed with bucket and spade.
Duckpool offers something a little different from many of Cornwall's beaches. Situated just a few miles north of the popular resort of Bude, this tiny cove provides a peaceful setting all year round. With a selection of excellent hotels nearby, it makes for an easy yet memorable addition to any Cornish break.
While Duckpool appears to be just a modest pebbly beach at high tide, when the water goes out it reveals a complex network of rockpools and sandy spaces. While the combination of a fierce tide and unexpected rocks means that the beach isn't an ideal spot for swimming, it means there's always plenty to be explored beneath the surface.
Duckpool is known for being one of them most peaceful coves in this part of northern Cornwall, which can only add to its beauty. With the imposing Steeple Point on one side and the magnificent Atlantic Ocean on the other, it's easy to be over-awed by the location. The car park offers level disabled access and toilets.
Visit Nearby Bude
Duckpool's just minutes away from Bude, one of the county's most popular towns to visit. The lively town is well served by independent shops and fantastic places to eat and drink. There are also a number of beaches near the town which offer safe swimming for kids and great places to learn to surf.
Hotels Near Duckpool
The impressive range of exquisite hotels in Cornwall is part of what makes it such a highly thought of holiday destination. Fortunately, the area surrounding Duckpool has plenty of excellent Cornish hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs.
The An Mor Hotel and Atlantic House offer affordable and friendly places to stay in Bude. These are great choices for holidaymakers who like to have everything on their doorstep.
More rural options within easy reach of the cove at Duckpool include the Tregenver B&B, Bosvean House and the Elements Hotel, which offers impressive views out over the ocean.