Sandymouth has one of the best breaks in the Bude area and is my local break. It works well in lots of conditions but has strong currents and a deadly shore break at high tide along with a strong rip pulling you over to the right, but well worth the trip.
I went to Sandymouth on the hottest day when everywhere was flat, and the surf was 2-3ft clean as you like. There was about three people in not including the guys I went with and there was no sign of any crowds. The surf was awesome. It's a real fun wave to play on with the longests rides especially with a longboard at low tide. I didnt notice any rips but I noticed the rocks when I came face to face with them. It has to have the best quality water in England by far. I recommend it to the world.