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Life's a Beach

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Life's a Beach Summerleaze Crescent, Bude EX23 8HN, England
+44 1288 355222
10:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 20:30
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit for a drink just to take in the view alone! Seriously good food and varied menu from lighter bites to more wholesome seafood specials. Great range of drinks and cakes. Always very clean and staff always helpful. Very good access for all and dogs welcome in undercover seated area outside. Can never fault this place.

Thank Liz T
Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't let the time of year put you off, we come down this time each year. There is so much to see, and you don't have the battles with the traffic and masses. The beaches are fantastic, as is the scenery. Have a go.

Thank billiebongo
Launceston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here again on Saturday night. The food was excellent and the staff were polite and efficient. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our three course meal. Thank you, we will look forward to returning again soon.

Thank FarmerJon9
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to meet friends eat and drink. Food fantastic and great service. We will be going back soon.

Thank Brian D
Williton, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here on a sunny day in February. Great views over the beach, staff cheerful and helpful. Dog friendly. The chips with chilli and cheese were fab! Highly recommended.

Thank Tripaddvisor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning food and views . ALWAYS soooo booked up . Couldn't get a table when we were down this time . But will now plan ahead and book in advance Can't wait to go back

Thank Cheekychickxxx
Bude, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always good food and good coffee. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Fully loaded chips are always a treat!!

Thank linosborne
Exeter, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in on New Year's Eve lunch when let down by another local restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, buzzing with activity. Quick service and great food and drinks. Views over the beach and plenty of room to sit either in or out. We've only been for lunch so looking forward to another visit one evening too.

Thank Sam I
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Popped up to Bude from Plymouth for a walk & change of scenery then decided on a coffee & found this little gem! It was the last day open for 3 weeks after xmas so got told to take a free cake rather than they throw them at the end of the day! Got to admit it was the best... More 

Thank Damon L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect outdoor dining after walk on beach new years day. Tasty burgers....chill burger and surfer burgers, as well as much needed hot choc with cream, marshmallows and choc drops. Quick delivery on food orders too. Thankyou.

Thank MarkandSamWestwood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$55
Seafood, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:30
10:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Life's a Beach Summerleaze Crescent, Bude EX23 8HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude-Stratton  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: +44 1288 355222
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?