Summerleaze beach is located within a short walk of Bude town centre making it a very popular family sandy beach. However, as it is so large at low tide it never feels over crowded.

Summerleaze beach has on one side 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.

Backing onto the beach are grassy downs and the River Neet.

Large car park with easy access, toilets, cafe, lifeguards in the summer and Bude town centre a short 5 minute walk.

Summerleaze Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Summerleaze Beach has dog restrictions. Summerleaze beach allows dogs although from late May until the end of September dogs must be kept on a lead during the day.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Bude, 215 beaches in Cornwall, or check our list of Cornwall Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  • Good: generally good water quality
  • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.


7 Day Weather Forecast

Our weather forecast for Bude in Cornwall is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.

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1 Review on “Summerleaze Beach (Cornwall)”

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  • Great family beach!
    We found this a great family beach. You can park next to the beach and you are also next to the town. This makes it very easy to drop you beach stuff off at the car and hit a cafe or restaurant. You also have the endless number of surf shops to browse.
    Will come again and recommend to anyone.

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