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At present this page focuses on Bude and Polperro as these are the only details we have to hand.

If you can add to these, please e-mail us with the information and we will include it.


This page is to help you find out about access to different parts of Cornwall. As we are all aware, access to certain places can be very difficult. We hope this will be of some help when coming to Cornwall. If you have found a place that is Wheel-Chair friendly then please let us know, and we will add this information to the this page. 

Toilet Facilities for the disabled.

Bude area :- Duckpool Nr Bude, Beach car park

Crooklets Beach car park Bude - Radar Lock*

Crescent car park  Bude - Radar Lock*

Widemouth Near Bude - Beach car park


Polperro. The Coombes, the main street down into the village from the car park - Radar Lock* 

(If you don't have a key, you can be borrowed from the shop Arty Fawty, which is a few yards further down on the left.)

Polperro Age Concern meet on Tuesdays in the Village Hall and there is access to a disabled toilet there when they are meeting.

Polperro Methodist Chapel in Fore Street open most Tuesdays as a "drop in centre". Disabled toilets available.


* RADAR KEYS available from Tourist Information centres (or NCD Council offices) price 3.

Viewing Places For Disabled Car Bound


Duckpool Nr Bude

Bude Canal - The Wharf car park

Widemouth Bay Nr Bude - Longbeak

Penhalt - Over looking Widemouth Bay Nr Bude


 Viewing Places for Wheel Chairs

Wheelchair access from Summerleaze Car Park (Bude) to Mentone Quarry for views of Harbour

The footpath from Summerleaze car park to the swimming pool and on to Crooklets beach and car park, for Sea and Harbour views.

Level Walks For Wheelchairs

Canal side walk Bude

Walk form the Bencoolen Bridge to the sea lock gates and back. With Harbour and Sea views.


Walk from the car park to the Harbour.

Polperro The road from the main car park into the village itself - and to the harbour and sea - is a long gentle slope. But remember that the other way - going back - is quite a long steady climb. There is a horse bus and a shuttle bus service, either of which you can use to go one way, or the other, or both. But bear in mind that these services stop part way through the evenings - if you will need to use one of the bus services to go back to the car park, don't forget to check what time the service will be ceasing.

Beach Access For Wheel Chairs

Crooklets Beach Bude - A concrete viewing area over the sea, with an access platform onto beach.


Wheel Chairs Hire


Wheelchairs are available on short term loan for day visitors, or if you are staying for a longer period, then this can be accommodated. You are advised to telephone before your visit, so that one can be reserved for you.

Thomas's The Newsagents in the centre of the village hold two portable wheelchairs. Contact Brenda Thomas on 01503 272286.

Age Concern has a portable wheelchair at the Village Hall, at the top of the village (towards the car park). Contact Betty Turner on 01503 272659.

A wheel chair is also available on a daily basis - telephone Jean Hubbard on 01503 272756.

These wheelchairs are available free of charge, but donations would be appreciated, which will go towards the costs of their maintenance.




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