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 allows dogs although from late May until the end of September dogs must be kept on a lead during the day.
- 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.
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