Beaches In Bude, North Cornwall

Elite West Holidays have compiled a guide to the beaches in our corner of North Cornwall. Find the best beach to meet your families needs, then relax and enjoy the Southwest’s sunshine. Choose from beaches with eateries in close proximity, dog friendly beaches or the best surfing locations.

Crooklets Beach – sandy at low tide, lifeguards 1st May to end September. Great family beach. Café, public conveniences, deckchair/windbreak hire. Plenty of parking, facilities for wheelchairs. No dogs Easter to October.


Summerleaze Beach – sandy all tides, lifeguards 1st May to end September. Fabulous family beach. One of the few remaining sea pools in the country – excellent for young children not too confident in the waves – lifeguards – public conveniences, deckchair/windbreak hire. Licensed bistro/café. Plenty of parking. Dogs allowed all year.- must be on leads from 10am to 6pm.


Middle Beach – between Crooklets and Summerleaze – good family beach at low tide. Dogs allowed all year.


Widemouth Bay – sandy at all tides. Wide beach, excellent for a gentle stroll, families, surfing etc. Café, public conveniences, deckchair/windbreak hire. Fairly reasonable parking available. Lifeguards 1st May to end September. No dogs Easter to October.


Black Rock Sands – good sandy beach – adjacent to Widemouth Bay – dogs allowed all year.


Northcott – lovely rural beach. Fairly rocky most tides. Lifeguards 1st May end September. No facilities. Limited parking. Dogs allowed all year.


Sandymouth – good, sandy beach, excellent for families. Lifeguards 1st May to end September. Café/bistro, public conveniences, reasonable parking. Dogs allowed all year. Two mile walk at low tide to Bude beaches.


Millook – stony beach. Truly rural beach, no lifeguards, no facilities, very remote.


Crackington Haven – sandy beach at low tide. Good rock pooling. Lifeguards 1st May to end September. Café, public conveniences, good parking. Pub just off beach. Dogs not allowed Easter to October.


Duckpool – rural beach. Good rock pooling. No lifeguards. Public conveniences. Dogs allowed all year.


Upton Beach – climb down to rocky beach. Secluded, dogs allowed all year. No lifeguards, no facilities.


Strangles – fabulous beach at low tide. Long, meandering climb down and even longer climb back up. Not suitable for young children or elderly. No lifeguards, no facilities. Limited parking at top of cliff. Fantastic if you are feeling energetic enough to go down and back up! Partial nudist area.