Best Facilities Beach
Beach with Cafe
Bude‘s town beach, Crooklets Beach has a bit of everything; popular with surfers, it’s more pebbled at the top end, but there’s plenty rock pools for young explorers to discover and a large stretch of sand to build sandcastles. With so much to offer, it’ll come as no surprise to learn that Crooklets Beach is a prestigious Blue Flag award winner, recognition for great water quality, facilities and cleanliness. Close to Summerleaze Beach, the two are linked at low tide by Middle Beach, which is accessed via steps from the downs, so generally quieter.
Lifeguarded from May to September, however dog owners be aware there is a seasonal dog ban at Crooklets meaning in the height of season they’re not allowed on the beach between 10-6pm.
Both Rosie’s Kitchen and Crooklets Beach Café are moments from the beach and there are children’s playing areas next to both. In fact, the beach has fantastic facilities, including a skate park, large car park, level access and viewing area, public toilets and showers. Also just beyond Rosie’s Kitchen, you are on the coastal path for more panoramic views of North Cornwall and wonderful walking opportunities.
With level access, a sand chair is available, to find out more please call Bude’s Tourist Information Centre on 01288 354240.
Crooklets is also home to Bude’s annual Christmas Day Swim, if you happen to be visiting during the festive period.