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Another year for beach awards in Bude for Summerleaze, Crooklets and Widemouth Bay in 2017

Bude Beach Awards for Summerleaze, Crooklets and Widemouth Bay in 2017. The beaches of Bude have always been fantastic. Now, thanks to the work of local environmental groups with the support of the wider community, they really have something to shout about – internationally recognised standards and awards.

Dog friendly beaches in Bude 2017

A list of dog friendly beaches in Bude, Cornwall, including seasonal dog ban and dogs on lead dates.

Lifeguarded beaches in Bude 2017

A list of lifeguarded beaches in Bude, Cornwall. Always swim between the flags, and do not enter the water unless you are being supervised by the RNLI lifeguards.

Summerleaze beach

Bude’s central hub of sand, surf and sun is first port of call for visitors. Clean, safe and easy on the eye, the main beach is a big hit with surfers, beach bums and families. The sheer variety of activities that mark Summerleaze as arguably the best beach in Cornwall. Famous for the Sea Pool and Beach Hut's. Awarded the prestigious Seaside Award.

Millook Beach

One of the best wild beaches in Cornwall. It is a retreat for those wishing to observe wildlife such as seals, dolphins, birds of prey and waders. Millook is also of huge geological interest with its world famous zig-zag cliff, towering high above the shore.

Black Rock Beach

A rocky outcrop gives Blackrock Beach its name. Watch out for big tides here (isolated at the high tide). Major point and reef breaks draw the surfers, while nature lovers enjoy searching through the abundance of rock pools at low tide.

Widemouth Bay Beach

Although it looks like one huge beach, stretching across almost 1.5 miles, Widemouth Bay is actually divided into the North and South Beach (also called Black Rock) by a natural barrier of rock. Many of the local surf schools have their base there.

Duckpool Beach

Duckpool is a wild and romantic cove, which is appreciated most for its wild setting. Dominated by the spectacular peak of Steeple Point Cliff, it is favoured by many as a quiet retreat away from it all.

Sandymouth Beach

A National Trust owned beach that starts with a dramatic cliff top view from the car park. The walk down to the beach leads you through quite a steep ravine, which is why we wouldn't recommend it for the less mobile or families with very young children.

Northcott Mouth Beach

With towering cliffs on both sides this hauntingly beautiful beach feels a little like a cove. Children will love exploring the fine sand, many rock pools and stream, which runs down through the beach. Slightly more secluded than the main beaches.