Hire a Beach Hut

There is no more classic site on Cornish beaches than rows of these cute, colourful shelters. Pretty, practical and cheaper than you think, they provide shelter and security for your possessions in style. Beach huts aren’t too common in Cornwall, and the Guardian describing these as “hot property” and recommending that visitors “surf the Atlantic rollers at Bude then dry off in a hut on the sandy shores of Summerleaze or Crooklets”. The huts don’t have electricity or water, but they simply ooze old school seaside charm.

Beach hut hire in Bude is easy. You can do this online, in person at the Summerleaze Beach Office or Bude Tourist Information Centre or by calling 01288 354240. A credit or debit card will be needed. Terms & Conditions apply.  We always suggest you book early at busier times of the year.

Keys are collected from the Beach Office (Summerleaze Beach EX23 8HN) between 10am and 12.30pm upon redemption of your booking forms. A cash deposit of £30 may be required. There is no guarantee that your key will be available to collect after 12.30.


One thing to consider when booking a beach hut in advance is that the keys are collected from the Beach Office at Summerleaze Beach between 10am and 12.30pm upon redemption of your booking forms.  However, we always aim to ensure the Beach Office is open all day, especially when the beach is busy and the sun is shining!

You must return the key to the Summerleaze Beach Office for 9am on your departure date.  You are welcome to return the key late at night when you leave the beach to save interrupting your breakfast (there is a letter box on the side of the building).

Beach Huts on Crooklets Beach

As first port of call for anyone looking for a beach hut in Bude, the huts on the south side of Crooklets Beach run along the sea front up the steps with wonderful views. The large huts are in blocks near to the café and set around the children’s play area.

Beach Huts on Summerleaze Beach

The popular huts are set on wooden decking right on the beach just below the beach cafe. The view is of the harbour more than the sea. Two small wooden huts are also available, just below the beach cafe. There are two accessible beach huts at the entrance to the beach.  Seven new beach huts were built in April 2015 at Mentone Gardens, adjacent to the beach café.  Finally there are huts of a continuous block design in an elevated position lying just above the beach and just below the café. The views are just superb.


2015 sees the start of a £1 million investment, where around 250 beach huts will be built and existing beach huts demolished.  This is great news for Bude!  The new beach huts will follow the design of those built in April 2015 at Mentone Gardens and will be available in various sizes.