At Bude, on the north east coast of Cornwall. This beach is west facing.
There are sand dunes on the right bank (north side) of the River Neet. The active faces are over-steepened where gabions are present. This
issue appears improved where gabions have recently been removed.
There is rock armour in front of the RNLI post and Council car park. The sand dune active face is in a poor condition here.
The sand is very soft and mainly calcareous with little in the way of lithic fragments. There is some natural armouring of the beach in bands with large, rounded cobbles.
The vegetated dunes contain scrub and invasives including Sea Buckthorn.
Between Summerleaze Beach and Crooklets Beach, to the north, there is active cliff erosion.
A link to the Summerleaze page on the 'Let's Talk Cornwall' website will appear here in due course.