With close to 700km of coastline, it's hardly surprising that a good chunk of Cornwall's visitors are drawn to the county by its beaches. Whether you're strapping your surfboard to the roof or stacking the buckets and spades in the boot, there's an impressive and diverse collection of coves, inlet and bays awaiting you in Cornwall.
Crooklets Beach ticks all the boxes when it comes to pleasing tourists. Situated in Bude, in the north of Cornwall, the beach is also close to a selection of fine hotels, making it the ideal location for a holiday at any time of year.
A First-Rate Beach
Crooklets Beach has it all. With consistently excellent water quality and gentle Atlantic swells, it's popular with both swimmers and surfers. At low tide, vast stretches of sand are exposed, as well as a hefty number of rock pools, just waiting to be explored.
On dry land, visitors can find a play area, large car park and level access. There's a beach café to keep everyone well fuelled, and a number of beach huts available to rent on a daily basis for an affordable fee. On the rare occasion that the surf's not cutting it, there's even a skate park to satisfy ardent boarders!
Bude: a Lively Hub
Crooklet's Beach is situated in the popular town of Bude, meaning visitors won't be left wanting for anything. The bustling town is packed with great independent shops, from well-stocked surf shops to clothes shops and gift shops. There are also plenty of fine restaurants and bars, ideal for those warm summer evenings.
Hotels near Crooklets Beach
With so many tourists hitting the South West each year, there's a broad selection of hotels in Cornwall. Many of the best hotels near Crooklets Beach are located in Bude itself. The vibrant Hebasca hotel boasts an in-house cocktail bar and grill, and was recently refurbished, 2013. For something more laid-back, try Tommy Jacks - a casual beach hotel situated within walking distance of Crooklets Beach.
Most of Bude's hotels offer free parking, which can come in handy for those keen to explore the county. Easy day trips include nearby Padstow and Constantine Bay.