Bude Crooklets

Cornwall

Bude Crooklets
© Geograph

Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Good

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency

The small bay of Crooklets is due north of Summerleaze and adjoins it at low tide. The bay is formed by the rocks of Wrangle Point to the north and outcrops of rocks to the south. Summerleaze is a lovely sandy beach surrounded by dunes.

Activities

This beach is popular with surfers. Other popular activities include: swimming, snorkelling and sailing. All the water activities are zoned. Crooklets is alsoexcellent for rockpooling. The annual Bude festival is the 3rd Saturday in August and the Bude Jazz Festival is on the August Bank Holiday.

Wildlife and Walks

The beach is on the South West Coastal Path. There are local nature reserves nearby, such as, Corwall Wildlife Trust’s Phillips’ Point, which is to the south of Bude. This is a good spot for seeing grey seals.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Good

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Pollution forecasts will resume on 1st May

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.

Weather

This Weather Widget is provided by the Met Office

Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Large breaking waves Large breaking waves
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Bude Crooklets

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins Slipway Slipway

Parking

 

Pay car parking for 400 cars with disabled spaces.

Dog restrictions

 

Seasonal ban: dogs are welcome except between Easter Sunday and 30 September.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily.

Lifeguards

Yes.

Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 20th May - 1st October 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.