Bude Sea Pool

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Bude Sea Pool
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Bude Sea Pool is a part-natural, partially man-made tidal swimming pool on the beach at this popular seaside town in North Cornwall. It was built in the 1930s under the cliffs of Summerleaze Beach to provide safe bathing in sea water, but away from the dangerous Atlantic currents in the bay. Measuring around 91m by 45m, it is topped up at high tide by the Atlantic Ocean. Since 2012 it has been managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn. The spacious Pool provides plenty of room for paddling or serious swimming: inflatables, snorkels, surfboards and even scuba divers are welcome - just be considerate of other users, please. Bude Sea Pool is open throughout the year and is FREE for all to enjoy. Children must be accompanied at Bude Sea Pool at all times. Swimming in the Pool is FREE but there are donation boxes at the Pool if you enjoy your splash and want to help us maintain this wonderful facility.
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Skyestar2
Shrewsbury, UK16 contributions
Floating indescribable human object.
Jun 2021 • Family
Visited on a lovely day , and was really looking forward to swimming with my younger children in the sea pool.
All was going well until to my horror absolute horror a huge human excrement went floating past my 6 year olds face . I alerted the families around us and reported it to the staff to did their upmost to locate the offending two items , one was retrieved the other who knows where it went.
I know this isn’t the fault of the staff and more the disgusting behaviour of an adult ( judging by the size it was definitely adult sized) but it made me worry about the health issues of a natural pool .
Written 28 July 2021
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amanda c
Cannock, UK65 contributions
A fabulous safe bathing pool
Jul 2021
We visited this sea pool whilst on Holiday in Bude.
It provides a safe place for a swim away from surfers etc in the sea but also gives you a sense of swimming in open water with the added bonus of you not being dragged in by the powerful waves.
The floor is covered in sea weed naturally as you walk in so it may be advisable to wear aqua shoes as could be slippy underfoot.
As other reviews have stated it is a free facility but there is a stall with merchandise and a donation bucket. In my opinion they would probably get more donations if placed at the entrance to the beach as I would imagine most visitors don't carry cash when entering the pool or sea.
I would definately recommend this pool when visiting Bude if swimming in the sea is your thing.. I was pleasantly surprised as have visited Tunnels beach in Ilfracombe where the ladies pool is but this one was much largerand less rugged underfoot.
Written 27 July 2021
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Tigerstedge
Wokingham, UK160 contributions
Colder than sea
Jun 2021 • Family
We went on a Sunday in school holidays. So it was busy, which was expected and okay. It was colder than the sea and smaller then I thought. The beach and the sea is a much better bet.
Written 26 July 2021
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David R
Watford, UK242 contributions
Great for kids
Jul 2021
We loved swimming in the sea pool we went just as the tide was coming in.Great fun sense of community. If you want a swim in Bude definitely the place to go. Surprised how warm the water was.
Written 25 July 2021
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Tillyjo_12
Bristol, UK68 contributions
Fabulous free facility
Apr 2021
The sea pool is part natural, part built, and offers a gently sloping entry into the water from the cliff side, with deep water on the seaward side. The water temperature was 10 degs at the end of April so a quick paddle was enough, but the pool appears to attract plenty of regular outdoor swimmers. It is free, but donations can be made to the charity running it.
Written 25 July 2021
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Alex M
2 contributions
Beautiful location
Jul 2021
Beautiful setting and extremely well run. A special thank you to the Bude Sea Pool team for their first aid service on a Weever fish sting.
Written 22 July 2021
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z00mb1e
Wednesbury, UK87 contributions
Enjoyable visit
Jun 2021
The whole family had fun visiting the beach and this interesting pool. Fantastic change of the scenery with the tide change.
Written 18 July 2021
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Aarin S
Ealing, UK97 contributions
Fun sea pool!
Jul 2021
The sea pool here is great for those who want to enjoy the water without the difficulty of swimming properly in the sea! It's big and easily accessible. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Bude's Summerleaze or Crooklets beach!
Written 17 July 2021
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Carlo N
2 contributions
Cornwall at its best
Jul 2021
What an incredible gift to locals and visitors alike is the Bude Sea Pool. Well done all who run and maintain it. We loved it.
Written 16 July 2021
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joedillnutt
London, UK29 contributions
beautiful!
Jul 2021
i now swim here 3 times a week, all year round. it is a beautiful location and the volunteers do a great job at maintaining it.
Written 15 July 2021
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