Summerleaze Beach

Seaside Award 2022

Summerleaze has a unique appeal, not least because it is less than five minutes’ walk from the centre of Bude and the large car park leads directly to the sand dunes. The river, with its bobbing fishing boats, flanks the wide, sandy beach that is sheltered by the impressive breakwater, making the beach particularly popular with families and surfers. As of 2024, Summerleaze Beach has been awarded the Seaside Award which celebrates the commitment to environment, water quality, and safety of the beach.

Beach Huts are bookable daily or weekly from £10 - £20 per day. Contact the Bude Tourist Information Centre on 01288 354240.

Level access with a flat viewing area, toilets, RNLI shop, sandy play area and beach café all add to the charm of Summerleaze. Another gem is the sea pool nestled at the foot of the cliffs. Part man-made and part natural rock pool, the salt-water pool, cleaned daily by the tide, has enticed swimmers since it opened in 1930.

Sand chairs are available from the Big Blue Surf School Trailer (June-September) Telephone: 01288 331764

Sand chairs are provided by Cornwall Mobility in partnership with Disability Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

Summerleaze Beach is an RNLI lifeguarded beach, and is patrolled from the 4th of May to the 29th of September between 10am and 6pm. The beach is additionally patrolled in the Easter school holidays and October half-term. As well as weekends between 20th April - 28th April and 5th October and 20th October. (2024)

Dogs must be on leads from 21st May to 30th September from 10am-6pm. There is disabled access from the carpark, disabled toilets and a disabled sand chair is also available from the Summerleaze Beach Office 01288 352226

Surfing Info: Good when everywhere else is maxed out. Right handers at mid tide also lefts at low tide.Suitable for: Beginners through to experienced surfers. Dangers: North of beach rocky, also sea pool hidden at high tide, with rocks in the pool. Strong rip (river) and also crowded in the busy season. Lots of bouncing, cross waves.

Tides: Surfable at all tides. Wind: E/SE offshore.

Adsurf is a charity that was set up in 2022, with the aim of including everyone who wants to experience the benefits of the sea and surfing, by providing accessible and adaptive surfing to people with disabilities, mental health conditions and neurodiversity. AdSurf has access to a great deal of knowledge, experience and qualifications in adaptive surf coaching and a great local community which is already helping to facilitate this activity. Find out more here.

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