Flanked by an impressive breakwater and within easy walk of Bude town centre, Summerleaze beach is a popular spot for whole families and surfers alike.
The beach is home to Bude Sea Pool, a part natural and part man-made saltwater rock pool nestled at the bottom of the cliffs, providing a fun and safe-haven for swimmers.
A large, long stay car park – housing the RNLI LifeboatStation - leads directly onto the beach through sand dunes.
This spectacular beach has for many years claimed Blue Flag status, which means a series of stringent environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria have been met.
For those looking to make the most of it, a range of colourful beach huts providing a spot of shelter from the summer sun can be hired from Bude Tourist Information Centre for up to £20 a day.
The beach has disabled level access & toilets, a sandy play area, beach café, RNLI shop and is home to a wide range of water sports and outdoor pursuits, such as surfing hire and lessons, coasteering, sea fishing and kayaking. Equipment for water sports can also be hired.
Dogs are allowed all year round but must be on a lead between 10am and 6pm from May 21 to September 30. Please be aware that there is little or no shelter for dogs, so please bring your own as well as water.
Lifeguard cover is provided on the beach and Bude Sea Pool over the Easter weekend from May 1 until September 26. Lifeguard cover is also provided in October and full cover during October half-term.
Take care with hidden rocks on the north side of the beach and over the pool at high tide.