SEA COOMBE is less than a 10 minute drive from Sandymouth Beach which is dog friendly all year round, has many rockpools, a cafe/shop with surfboard/bodyboard/wetsuit hire. Surf lessons are available in summer. At low tide it is possible to walk to Northcott and Bude along the beach.
The village of Kilkhampton is a few minutes walk from the lodge and has a Post Office, butchers, Co-op with cashpoint, Spar, 2 good pubs, fish & chip shop, Ape Pizza, a chinese take-away (just north of the village), a tea room and a few other shops. You can find a large Morrisons (with cashpoint) and petrol station, Sainsbury's, Lidl and a Co-op (open til late) in nearby Bude.
Bude has a sea pool, canal, river, interesting shops and wonderful pubs, cafes/restaurants, a castle showing Bude's history and heritage, summer craft and artisan markets, cinema, numerous sports and activities, indoor pool and ten-pin bowling, segway, pleasant gardens, nature reserves, two lovely beaches and a traffic-free cycle way. (Bike hire available). The area has spectacular cliffs, wonderful walks along the south west coast path and wildlife in abundance. There's plenty to interest all ages!
The north Devon border is only 4 miles away and Tintagel, Boscastle and Port Isaac are only a short drive. Padstow, Newquay and St Ives are all within easy reach.