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What We Love

  • Modern foodie stay at a beachfront hotel with multiple dining accolades - includes dinner and moreTaking your pick from the extensive drinks menu at the hotel's sophisticated yet relaxed bar
  • Strolling along the seemingly endless sands of Summerleaze Beach to work up an appetite before dinner
  • Sampling some local delights in the restaurant, from fresh fish to Cornish cheeses

What To Know

  • Walk into the center of town – just 5 minutes away – for restaurants, surf schools, and water sport rentals
  • The onsite restaurant and bar and terrace are helmed by chef Joe Simmons who features a lot of Cornish produce
  • Free WiFi
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A contemporary stay on the north Cornish coast at an acclaimed beachfront hotel, with a bottle of prosecco, three-course dinner and an afternoon tea

The Lowdown

Escape the city with a serene stay on one of Cornwall’s prettiest beaches, at a luxury beachfront hotel. The Beach at Bude offers a stylish stay, overlooking the sands of Summerleaze Beach, which is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society’s Good Beach Guide for its excellent water quality, and heralds its own salt-water swimming pool, set into the rocks. The hotel itself gains ample kudos as part of the Smith Collection, whilst appearing in The Good Hotel Guide, The Michelin Guide and The Sawdays Collection. It’s also a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner – naturally.
For the activity seeker, Bude is a great spot for surfing, so why not take a lesson or two and hit the waves. For something a little more laid back, spend the morning on a fishing boat out of Bude Harbour, hunting for your catch of the day, or amble over the picturesque coastal paths that lace the Bude Downs. However you choose to spend your day, you’ve the inviting ambiance of The Beach at Bude awaiting your return. Kick back with a Cornish cocktail before a refined dinner of seasonal British cuisine in the hotel’s stylish restaurant.

How to Get There

The Beach at Bude
Summerleaze Crescent
Bude, EX23 8HL United Kingdom


Excellent food

We visited this lovely hotel for dinner last night and the food exceeded our expectations. Every dish was tasty and so pretty,we so enjoyed all the flavours. The staff must also get a mention as they make this place so relaxing and friendly. We will be back.

Checking it out

We decided to pop in for coffee this morning while on a day trip to Bude and we are so glad that we did. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming , we also met the chef who we chatted to regarding the menu and what choices I would have being vegetarian he was so helpful and friendly as were all the staff we met we will definitely be back and hopefully be staying the night as well.

Still as good as ever-apart from the parking!

We visited the Beach several years ago and always vowed to return if we went to this area of Cornwall. Lets get the only problem out of the way, the car parking is an issue. We returned several times to the hotel to find that there was no parking outside the hotel or to the rear and the only advice was to park at the Job Centre down the road or the public car park by the beach. This seemed to be an even greater problem than our last visit so it would be great if the hotel could come up with a better alternative if this occurs because it did come across to us from the receptionist that it was our problem!
With the whinge out of the way this is a wonderful hotel, everything is just designed and provided to an excellent standard. There is no pomposity but it does feel that you are staying somewhere special. From the cleanliness to the quality of the food and drink nothing is left to chance and would thoroughly recommend the hotel to anyone. It is not the cheapest hotel around but for the summer time in an English seaside resort it is worth it-just sort the parking please.