Guide to Cornwall's beaches

Summerleaze Beach

Summerleaze Beach
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Located within easy walking distance of Bude town centre Summerleaze is a popular beach. However, the extensive sands in every direction mean at anything except high tide it is unlikely to feel crowded.
Summerleaze is also an unusually interesting beach with a large breakwater complete with tower protecting a small harbour and the mouth of the Bude canal with its massive lock gates. On the opposite side of the beach there's a sea-water bathing pool making for safe bathing whatever the conditions. Backing onto the beach are grassy downs and the River Neet.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service

RNLI lifeguards on duty from 5 May to 30 September. Easter bank holiday cover too.

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed all year (Must be on lead from 21st May to 30th Sept -10am-6pm)

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Disabled access

There is level access from the nearby car park along with disabled toilets. A sand chair is available for hire at the Summerleaze Beach Office - bookings can be made in person or by calling 01288 352226


EX23 8HN

OS grid ref.

SS 2045 0662


Toilets, cafe, shops and Bude town centre 5 minutes walk away


There is a large car park right on the beach as well as car parks in the town