Bude Three Beaches

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Explore three of Bude’s beaches, the Breakwater, the South West Coast Path and a shipwreck with this delightful and easy walk that unveils the natural beauty and coastal allure of Bude.

This scenic journey guides you from the Bude Canal Lock Gates, across Summerleaze Beach to Northcott Mouth, and back to Bude along the South West Coast Path.

You’ll experience the landscape from two perspectives – along the shore below the dramatic cliffs, and along the South West Coast Path looking down onto the beaches and across the distant headlands, as far as the eye can see.

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Written Directions:

To ensure your safety, it’s crucial to time your walk with the low or receding tide.  Check the tide times before starting!


Depart from Bude Tourist Information Centre and join the bank of the Bude Canal with the water on your left.

Cross Falcon Bridge, and enter the Lower Wharf.

Walk ahead towards the end of the Bude Canal.

Veer to the right and cross the small Iron Bridge onto the beach.

Walk past Bude Sea Pool and you’ll soon reach Crooklets Beach.

(If the seasonal dog ban at Crooklets is in place, walk up the steps in the cliff just past Bude Sea Pool and walk to Crooklets on the coast path).

Continue ahead and you’ll reach Northcott Mouth Beach in around 15-minutes.

Walk to the road and turn right, walking up the hill, past the car park.

Continue ahead on the South West Coast Path, and you’ll soon reach Crooklets Beach.

Continue ahead, walking up the stepped slope.

When you reach Summerleaze, follow the path as it veers to the left.

Bear right and head down the hill.

Walk across the car park and bear left.

Cross Nanny Moores Bridge on your right, and turn left after the Methodist Church.

Cut through Shalder Hill, turn right, and immediately left.

The Tourist Information Centre is ahead.