Widemouth Bay, Cornwall
Widemouth Bay is actually made up of two beaches, the left hand side generally being called Black Rock and right being called North Beach. The beaches together add up to a mile of sand which is joined together at all but high tide. The beaches are generally nice and safe in the summer and very popular with learner surfers as well as swimmers and bodyboarders.
Both beaches are lifeguarded during the summer. The right hand side has plenty of rockpools at mid-low tides and lovely warm sandpools at mid tide. There is a cafe and plenty of toilets and parking - although you can walk down here from Whalesborough quite easily.