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
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)
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
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