A vast expanse of golden sand surrounded by rocky outcrops provides the perfect setting for a spot of rock-pooling, surfing and family fun at Crooklet's beach in Bude.
At low tide, you can walk to neighbouring Summerleaze beach, with its part man-made, part natural sea pool for that alternative salty dip.
Crooklet's beach itself is surrounded by excellent facilities including a large car park, level access, a play area, skate park, beach café, showers, amusements and pubs nearby.
Colourful beach huts are available for daily hire for between £10 and £20 a day from Bude Tourist Information Centre.
Lifeguards are on duty between May 15 and September 26 and dogs are welcome on the beach out of season from September 30 to May 15. During the summer months, a dog ban is in place between 10am and 6pm.
Crooklets is also home to Bude Surf Life Saving Club.
The beach, which can get a bit busy during the height of summer, received a Blue Flag Award in 2021.
Gwelmor Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage
Just four minutes’ walk from the beach at Widemouth Bay, Gwelmor is a luxurious, self-catering holiday cottage which sleeps six (plus travel cot).
Our property welcomes three dogs and we have a wide of provisions to make your dog's stay as relaxing as yours.