Flowers line the border of Crooklet's beach in the distance in Bude, north Cornwall
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Crooklet's beach is a hot-spot for family fun

 

Rocky outcrops of Crooklet's beach in Bude, north Cornwall
Rocky outcrops of Crooklet's beach

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.

Rocky outcrops of Crooklet's beach in Bude, north Cornwall
Paddling in tidal pools at Crooklet's

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.

Colourful beach huts at Crooklet's beach in Bude, north Cornwall
Colourful beach huts for hire

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.

Crooklet's beach at low tide in Bude, north Cornwall
Crooklet's beach at low tide

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