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Bude Beach (Summerleaze Beach)

Popular with both surfers and families alike, this beautiful sandy beach is just a few minutes’ walk from the center of Bude.

Relax on central Bude Beach, known as Summerleaze Beach, and soak up the sun. Climb the cliffs, ride the waves and take a long stroll along the sands. Book lessons with an instructor and learn to surf or kayak. Relax in the sea pool or with a drink at the café.

Summerleaze is sheltered by an impressive breakwater which makes it a great place for safe swimming. The beach is flanked by the River Neet, which is often used by little fishing boats. Massive lock gates lead into the mouth of Bude Canal. Rest by the river and watch the boats or grab a fishing rod yourself and hope for mackerel or bass.

Try the Bude Sea Pool, a pleasant alternative to the open ocean. Opened in 1930, the pool is a partially man-made and partially natural rock pool. Find the pool at the foot of the cliffs at the back of the beach. Whatever the conditions of the sea itself, you’ll be able to relax in this salt water pool, which is naturally filled and cleaned by the tide.

Rent a beach hut for a lazy day in the sun. For a more active day out, there are numerous activities. Hit the waves if you have the experience or book an instructor. Local schools offer lessons in surfing, kayaking, rock climbing and more. There are even guides available to help you learn more about beach ecology and geology.

Walk to the beach in just 5 minutes from the center of Bude. If you’re traveling from farther afield use the parking lot, which has a fee. Summerleaze Beach and the pool are protected by Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeguards between the beginning of May and the end of September and over the Easter weekend. The RNLI also operate a shop on the beach. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed between mid-May and the end of September until the evening. The beach has excellent facilities, including toilets, shops and a café.


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Lodging Near Bude Beach

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The Beach at Bude $160
The Beach at Bude

The Beach at Bude

Summerleaze Crescent, Bude
     
    5.0
    of 5, from 22 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Situated in Bude, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bude Beach and Bude Sea Pool. Crooklets Beach and The Castle Bude are also within 10 minutes.

    Wyvern House B & B $103
    Wyvern House B & B

    Wyvern House B & B

    7 Downs View, Bude
       
      4.8
      of 5, from 6 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Situated by the sea, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Bude Beach, Bude Sea Pool, and The Castle Bude. Crooklets Beach and Sandy Mouth Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      An Mor Hotel
      An Mor Hotel

      An Mor Hotel

      Hartland Terrace, Bude
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 38 reviews
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bude Beach, Bude Sea Pool, and Crooklets Beach. The Castle Bude and Bude Castle are also within 10 minutes.

        Atlantic House Hotel $87
        Atlantic House Hotel

        Atlantic House Hotel

        17-18 Summerleaze Crescent, Bude
           
          4.1
          of 5, from 36 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bude Beach and Bude Sea Pool. Crooklets Beach and The Castle Bude are also within 10 minutes.

          The Falcon Hotel
          The Falcon Hotel

          The Falcon Hotel

          Breakwater Road, Bude
             
            4.7
            of 5, from 49 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bude Castle, The Castle Bude, and Bude Beach. Bude Sea Pool and Crooklets Beach are also within 15 minutes.

            Bude Haven Hotel $90
            Bude Haven Hotel

            Bude Haven Hotel

            7 Flexbury Avenue, Bude
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 115 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bude Beach and Bude Sea Pool. The Castle Bude and Bude Castle are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Sunrise Guest House $97
              Sunrise Guest House

              Sunrise Guest House

              6 Burn View, Bude
                 
                4.7
                of 5, from 22 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bude Beach, Bude Sea Pool, and The Castle Bude. Bude Castle and Crooklets Beach are also within 10 minutes.

                Tommy Jacks
                Tommy Jacks

                Tommy Jacks

                Crooklets Beach, Bude
                   
                  4.3
                  of 5, from 141 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bude Beach, Bude Sea Pool, and The Castle Bude. Bude Castle and Crooklets Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).