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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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Hebasca $163
Hebasca

Hebasca

Downs View, Bude, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this hotel 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).

    Atlantic House Hotel $102
    Atlantic House Hotel

    Atlantic House Hotel

    17-18 Summerleaze Crescent, Bude, England
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Bude, this golf hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bude Beach and Bude Sea Pool. Crooklets Beach and Sandy Mouth Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Bude Haven Hotel $91
      Bude Haven Hotel

      Bude Haven Hotel

      7 Flexbury Avenue, Bude, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Crooklets Beach, Bude Beach, and Bude Sea Pool. The Castle Bude and Sandy Mouth Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Bude Holiday Resort
        Bude Holiday Resort

        Bude Holiday Resort

        Maer Lane, Bude, Bude, England
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Bude, this campground is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crooklets Beach, Bude Sea Pool, and Bude Beach. Sandy Mouth Beach and The Castle Bude are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          The Globe Hotel $62
          The Globe Hotel

          The Globe Hotel

          13 The Strand, Bude, England
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Bude, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Bude Beach and The Castle Bude. Bude Sea Pool and Crooklets Beach are also within 15 minutes.

            An Mor Hotel $134
            An Mor Hotel

            An Mor Hotel

            Hartland Terrace, Bude, England
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bude Beach, The Castle Bude, and Bude Sea Pool. Crooklets Beach and Sandy Mouth Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Sunrise Guest House $97
              Sunrise Guest House

              Sunrise Guest House

              6 Burn View, Bude, England
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Bude, this golf guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bude Beach, The Castle Bude, and Bude Sea Pool. Crooklets Beach and Sandy Mouth Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Links Side Guest House $93
                Links Side Guest House

                Links Side Guest House

                7 Burn View, Bude, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Bude, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Bude Beach, The Castle Bude, and Bude Sea Pool. Crooklets Beach and Sandy Mouth Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).