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Summerleaze Beach  



Summerleaze Beach is the nearest beach to the town centre and makes this very popular, however with the extensive sands the beach never seems over crowded. The beach is surrounded by dunes on one side and the Bude canal on the other.  The Breakwater also protects a small harbour and the mouth of the canal with its lock gates. These pair of lock gate are one of a very few working sea lock gates in the country. Also on the beach is the famous Bude Sea Pool offering safe bathing under the watchful eye of the RNLI Lifeguards.

There is disabled access from the car park, disabled toilets and a disabled sand chair is also available. The Sand Chair should (when possible) be booked in advance, and is available from May to September. Go to Summerleaze Beach Office in person or call 01288 352226. Hire period is between 10am 5pm weekdays and 10am 6pm weekends.

Surfing is also very good here. Right handers at mid tide also lefts at low tide. Suitable for: Beginners through to experienced surfers. Surfable at all tides.


Summerleaze beach has lifeguards during the summer months that patrol each and everyday, from morning till dusk, so you can feel very safe if you fancy a swim. Please be sure to observe the flags, and the beach safety code.

Nearby Beaches


Crooklets Beach (0.4m)


Northcott Mouth Beach (0.8m)


Sandymouth Beach (1.3m)


Widemouth Bay Beach (1.8m)


Duckpool Beach (2.1m)


Stanbury Mouth Beach (2.8m)


Millook Haven Beach (3.1m)


Marshland Mouth Beach (3.9m)


Beach Specifics


Beach Type Parking Facilities
Sandy Large Car Park adjacent to the beach
Lifeguard Service Facilities

Daily through out May to September, and Easter

bank holiday Lifeguard cover by RNLI

Outdoor Sea Pool, Beach Cafe, shops and Toilets.
Dog Friendly ? Disabled Access

Dogs allowed all year round. (Must be on a lead from

May to October 10am - 6pm)

Level access from the car park to the beach, disabled parking and disabled toilets. Sand chairs available for hire from the beach office.

OS Grid Reference - SS 20512 06528

X (Easting) : Y (Northing) - 220512 : 106528

Postcode (nearest) EX23 8HJ

Grid Reference (6 figure) - SS205065

Latitude : Longitude : 50.830391 : -4.5500994



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