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Life's a Beach

| Summerleaze Beach, Bude EX23 8HN, England
+44 1288 355222
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Summerleaze Beach, Bude EX23 8HN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I get that places don’t open as often in winter time but when I sign says open 10.30/3.30 thurs fri sat then that is what you would expect , been coming to Bude and this cafe for years now and thought what a perfect place...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Gillian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located right on Summerleaze beach, what a beautiful location. Just a shame our visit was during the winter when it gets dark early and we couldn't enjoy the views. (We did enjoy a coffee outside earlier on though.) The menu is relatively short but has...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Q7153KBkarenb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped here a few days ago after we went to Bude. The place was fairly quiet when we got there but got busy very quickly. The food was fast (I think because we beat the queues luckily) and was beautifully cooked and very tasty....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Darkest_dreaming
Reviewed December 15, 2018

We had a really great works Christmas meal here last night. The food totally exceeded my expectations and I'm pretty hard to please! The dishes were creative, flavoursome and really well presented - very artistic. The chefs changed my menu to accommodate my allergies without...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kath H
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This restaurant is amazing we visited in November this year and our meal was fabulous, the menu is wondeful and makes deciding on a choice difficult The quality of food and service is superb and has not dropped in the three years since we last...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davec0urt
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

This place has a lovely view over the beach and is lovely to sit outside however the service was a little slow. We only had cake but what we had was nice. Without the view this place would only be average.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank intowonderland
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

The quirky surf style restaurant is a lovely find with fantastic food and drinks. The staff are friendly and the cream teas are amazing ! The evening bistro menu looks great too. It is situated next to the beach in Bude too!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank emoji98
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Can’t believe anyone would give this place less than 4/5 stars, highly recommend it and had a lovely lunch here during half term. It was fairly busy but food arrived quite quickly. We both had Cajun chicken burgers from specials board along with classic burger...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jendavemh
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We went to Bude beach for the day and had a great time! We decided to stop for a bite at the Lifes a Beach restaurant. We ordered Chilli Nachos, two kids meals and a burger. The kids meals were very basic but good portions,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kwebbo13
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We had a nice coffee and slice of cake here, we sat outside and had a great view of the bay. Our son had a really gooey chocolate brownie so he was really happy. The lavatories were quite grubby.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Questions & Answers
December 19, 2017|
Response from Sara W |
Hi, Yes we do gift vouchers here at Life's a Beach. Pop on in if your local or give us a call and we can arrange it over the phone and post it to you. Kind Regards Sara
August 23, 2016|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, welcome outside on the terrace
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $55
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Summerleaze Beach, Bude EX23 8HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude-Stratton  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: +44 1288 355222
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Imagine…….. sitting on the veranda of a restaurant which nestles among rugged cliffs, gazing at the golden sands and the sea, stained scarlet, as the sun sets. Is this the Italian Riviera? No, this is Life’s a Beach, overlooking Summerleaze beach in Bude, Cornwall, where the location and the cuisine are as fine as any in the world.The wide ranging menu uses fresh local produce and reflects the creativity and travelling experiences of the young chefs. Seafood is a speciality, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly.The restaurant opens at 7pm but during the day it transforms into a facility for beach goers. There is an ice cream parlour, a beach shop and a café where meals, snacks and drinks can be enjoyed on the premises overlooking the beach or taken away.‘Lifes a Beach’ is already highly acclaimed as the place to eat out in Bude, so why not come and judge for yourself?
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