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Bude Sea Pool

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Address: Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
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Bude Sea Pool is a part-natural, partially man-made tidal swimming pool on...

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 is managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn.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. Lifeguards are on duty at peak times. Children must be accompanied at Bude Sea Pool at all times.

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Excellent pool for children

It was very good last year and is supported by local people after the council were not able to fund it anymore. A really important amenity for Bude and visitors appreciate it. A... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bude, United Kingdom
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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very good last year and is supported by local people after the council were not able to fund it anymore. A really important amenity for Bude and visitors appreciate it. A rare jewel in the area.

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

rare open air beach pool recently upgraded in family resort. Plenty of opportunities for surfing from learners to experts and the pool provides a safe place for youngsters to enjoy

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Thank trevorofbude
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I live this sea pool, sitting as it does on the edge of Summerleaxe beach in Bude facing the mighty Atlantic. Whether you want simply to swim in calmer water than the sea, or face the excitement of the waves breaking over the front of the pool when the tide is coming in this is a great place for all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

really decent size, great for swimming if you don't like the sea. really close to the sea, has steps to access easily.

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Thank dudkate
Launceston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This sea water outdoor swimming pool is near Crooklets beach car park in Bude. The coast can be wild and windy so probably best in summer. Beautiful scenery all around and a popular surfing spot right next to it. If you are not brave look at it from a nice coastal path and get a view from above then carry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Thus is a great outdoor pool that changes water with the tide. It is funded by charitable donations and volunteers.

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Thank 679richardo
Westbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

enjoyed a great swim in safe environment with plenty of room and not have a worry of currents or large waves ideal for all ages but be prepared to wear a wetsuit

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

What can I say? A classic, unspoilt beach on the north coast of Cornwall with beautiful sand. Great for surfing, it seems and with all the facilities of Bude town to hand. One of the best in Britain.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

A great asset for Bude, and one which is popular even in winter. Has lifeguard cover throughout the summer and great for adults and children who are not keen on swimming in the sea. Always clean and fresh due to the tide.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I love the look of the sea pool, waves lapping over it's surround and the stillness of the large space of enclosed water, gently overspillling.

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