The Beach

Bude, Cornwall

Above sandy Summerleaze Beach, Susie and Will Daniel’s young-at-heart hotel is a great hang-out for surfers, sybarites and sun-seekers (Bude is officially one of the sunniest places in Britain). More

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Above sandy Summerleaze beach, Susie and Will Daniel’s young-at-heart hotel is a great hang-out for surfers, sybarites and sun-seekers (Bude is officially one of the sunniest places in Britain). You can order cocktails to drink on the terrace and drink in the coastal view, too, while grazing on a charcuterie platter or cheeseboard. Within a 19th-century building, the bedrooms are in cool New England style, with limed oak furniture, Lloyd Loom chairs, pale paint finishes, a smart modern bathroom. Some of the rooms share the outlook over sand and sea, with glass doors to a Juliet balcony or a private terrace. Two self-catering suites are designed for a family; dogs are welcome, as well as six humans. The bar is often buzzing, and readers praise the friendly, helpful staff. The Beach no longer has a restaurant, but Bude offers a wide range of dining options, from tapas to tandoori, pub grub to pizzas. The former small port and village became a favoured resort for Victorians, when Summerleaze was a men-only beach. Today anyone is free to disport themselves in the waves or splash in the sea-bathing pool.

Hotel details

Address

Summerleaze Crescent
Bude
Cornwall
EX23 8HJ
England

Telephone

01288 389800

Bedrooms

18. 1 on ground floor, 2 family suites.

Open

all year except a few days over Christmas.

Facilities

lift, bar, lounge area, in-room TV (Freeview), terraces, ground floor wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed £30–£50.

Dogs

allowed in 2 dog-friendly suites only (£30 a night), not in public areas except the terrace.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £125, singles from £105, suites for 4 from £175.

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Comments about The Beach

The staff were as friendly and helpful as on our previous three visits. The breakfasts were comprehensive and varied. We are still finding that the dinners are too large. - Frank Millen - August 2018
This was our third visit .The staff were as welcoming and friendly as before. We ate in the restuarant on the first night The remaining days of our stay we dined at a local bistro - we found the meals in the restuarant filling although beautifully cooked. Also quite expensive. But still a wonderful experience drinking wine in the bar in the evening. - Frank Millen - July 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide