Bude Sea Pool is a beautiful, part natural, part man-made swimming pool in the rocks at Summerleaze Beach, and part of what makes Bude a uniquely attractive town to both visitors and locals. Please note that the Sea Pool fight is not over. The Sea Pool NEEDS more supporters. I’ve recently joined. will you?
Created in 1930, the Sea Pool has provided safe bathing at Bude for over 80 years. It is one of the very few tidal swimming pools which still remains open to the general public today. Open throughout the year, it is free for all to enjoy. The Pool is topped up by the sea at high tide each day, nature’s own act of cleansing.
The Sea Pool is managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a local volunteer-run charity. FoBSP depend upon donations, grants, sponsorship and membership contributions to fund the Pool’s upkeep.
The Sea Pool is staffed during the summer season at different times, depending on the tides and weather conditions. When the FoBSP flags are flying, Sea Pool staff are on duty and will be happy to help you. Deckchairs are normally available to rent at the Poolside.
The FoBSP have taken reasonable care to ensure the Sea Pool is safe for you to enjoy. As it is a natural pool the environment changes with the tide, so please make your own assessment of the Pool before use. The FoBSP request that you enjoy this facility responsibly, and consider the wellbeing of other users and the surrounding environment. Children must be supervised by an adult and must not be left unattended. Dogs should be kept on a lead and are not permitted to enter the Pool.
There may be groups using the pool such as the RNLI and the Bude Surf Lifesaving Club, and on very rare occasions the Pool may be closed for maintenance or for organised events.
Further information about the Sea Pool and how to support the FoBSP to help to keep it open can be found at www.budeseapool.org
Many thanks to the Friends of Bude Sea Pool for the wonderful photos of Bude’s much-loved asset.