Crooklets Beach in Bude is a small sandy beach that links up with its neighbours (Summerleaze and Northcott Mouth) when the tide’s out, and half the fun is walking to it via the wet sand. If you’re planning on doing this with your children take buckets and spades along with you as you’ll find plenty of rock pools along the beach at low tide too.
This is a favourite with those who are handy on a surf board and as well as being one of the most popular surfing beaches in Bude, it’s also home to the Bude Surf Life Saving Club. If you time a walk along Crooklets on a Tuesday night you’ll be able to watch their weekly demonstration and get an idea of how they protect visitors and beachgoers throughout the year.
With all the expected facilities, Crooklets beach also has easy access, a sand wheelchair available if you ask in advance and beach huts for hire if you’re staying for a few days. There’s a seasonal dog ban and the large car park means there’s never any problem finding a spot before you can free the family and head for the sand.