Like its near neighbour Summerleaze, Crooklets Beach lies just a stone's throw from the centre of Bude in the far north of Cornwall. West facing, it is about a quarter the size of Summerleaze and is more popular with surfers than families due to its more exposed position.
The beach consists of a few patches of sand backed by a large area of pebbles. As the tide goes out wider expanses of sand and rock pools are exposed.
There is a good sized car park here with further parking the 200 metres or so southeast at Summerleaze. Lifeguards patrol the beach from May to September and there is level access to the beach from the car park. There is a seasonal dog ban between May and September.
Geologists may find the tilted strata of the low cliffs worth closer examination.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Lifeguard in summer
✘ Seasonal dog ban
✔ Good Surfing
OS Explorer Map 111: Bude, Boscastle & Tintagel
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: