New play area to be unveiled at Summerleaze

Bude-Stratton Town Council is taking over ownership of the Summerleaze and Crooklets beach play areas on a long-term lease with Cornwall Council. This is great news, as it means both sites are being brought back into use for residents and visitors to enjoy. The Town Council topped up one-off funding […]

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Skate at Summerleaze, but how?

Summerleaze is in something of a state at the moment with a 6ft drop to the beach from popular access points. However, it has another phenomenon to contend with, a batch of (we think) skate (members of the ray family). Oddly, these poor creatures, covered in sand, buried quite deep, […]

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Summerleaze off limits

From Zuma Jay: A big warning today folks – Summerleaze is temporarily closed due to sand erosion. It may not be available all weekend so stay clear of the beach until it’s safe. anyway, as you can see, it’s not the best place to be right now… Over 10ft today […]

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Widemouth gets blue flag, while Summerleaze and Crooklets receive seaside awards…

Apologies I’m a bit behind – backlog due to sorting stuff pertaining to my mother’s death. So, doing what I can, and this is adapted from Cornwall Council’s info. Anyway, the great news is that once again seven Cornish beaches will be flying Blue Flags this summer with Cornwall receiving […]

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Found at Summerleaze

A lovely lady, Amanda, found this at Summerleaze, and has zipped it to the posts by the Nippers huts – child’s coat and blanket. She asked me to spread the word, so if it’s yours…

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Half Term – Use Lifeguarded Beaches

With the October school half term upon us this weekend (22 -30 October), the RNLI is calling on anyone planning a visit to the beach to ensure they and their families are safe by choosing a lifeguarded one. Let’s try to avoid tragic events like this at Northcott in 2012. RNLI […]

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#Bude Sandymouth Rated Excellent

Bathing water in the UK is improving A total of 97% of England’s bathing waters passed the minimum tougher standard this year. In total, nationally 63.6% of bathing waters meet the new excellent standard. In #BigUpBude, Crooklets is considered good, Bude Sandymouth is excellent and Bude Summerleaze is good – which […]

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#Bude Beaches

It’s rather any excuse not to write today, but it is said that pictures say more than words. Down at Bude beaches today while daughter surfed…the sky was beautifully blue, the temperature was 19 degrees, there was little or no breeze, people were in short sleeves (or in some cases, […]

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#BigUpBude Parking Spaces?

After finally getting into Summerleaze car park to collect my daughter and her surf board, I was left pondering. Earlier, on the way in to drop her off, there was a queue. This is quite normal for this time of year. The guy in front of me decided not to […]

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New Signs for #Summerleaze

Photos show Trev Plant, who has sponsored a sign for Summerleaze, along with Martin Dorey, the ideas man behind the #2minutebeachclean campaign. What’s stopping you grabbing a litter picker and a bag and doing your 2 minutes of community work? #bigupbude

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Martin Dorey on #Bude’s Beaches

You’ve all heard about Bude’s fabulous beach awards, so here’s a fuller version of events from Martin Dorey, who was a major player in the Crooklets bid, along with FoBSP’s Deb Rosser, and is widely known for his #2minutebeachclean campaign.  The beaches of Bude have always been fantastic. Now, thanks […]

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Summerleaze and Crooklets #Bude Get Seaside Awards

A Seaside Award is a quality mark for beaches, being Keep Britain Tidy’s own award for the beaches that meet the very highest standards for cleanliness and facilities. Formerly called the Quality Coast Award, the scheme is the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK. The flag is […]

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Tough EU Water Bathing Standards From This Summer

Last year, the English coast was the cleanest since records began, with 99.5% of swimming spots passing water quality tests compared to just 65% in 1988. However, England’s beaches will be under the microscope this summer as much tougher new EU standards come into force, which is what Bude Cleaner Seas […]

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