Just a short walk from the vibrant town centre with its shops and cafes, Summerleaze is Bude’s main beach (with a large car park) which has excellent/good water quality.
There are also great waves for those of you who enjoy surfing and bodyboarding. Surfing instruction/sessions are available for all abilities and ages – you can book sessions in the car park. The beach and the Sea Pool are fully RNLI lifeguarded in summer.
The other side of the Sea Pool leads to Middle Beach (between Summerleaze and Crooklets) which is much quieter than Summerleaze itself in high season.
You are never too far away from delicious food and drinks at Summerleaze, with Life’s a Beach café a super spot for sunny day snacks or post-surf sundowners, all with a beautiful sea view.
If you plan to make a day of it or are going to the beach regularly during your stay, consider hiring a beach hut for it is well worth waiting for a spectacular special Bude sunset over Summerleaze.
Here you'll find local tips on making the most out of your visit... from where to eat and drink to checking out attractions that are close by.