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“Wonderful outdoor swim!”
Review of Bude Sea Pool

Bude Sea Pool
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Bude
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn.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.
Bridgnorth, England, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful outdoor swim!”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

What a great facility! Great to have the opportunity to swim in the invigorating pool whatever the weather. We swam in the rain (once you are wet you are wet) with our two kid. Very atmospheric! You take responsibility for your own safety, (although I think it is lifeguarded during the summer). There is no charge to use this pool, but you can donate on their website and your money will go to maintaining the pool. A magical experience.

Visited August 2014
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BOURNEMOUTH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Lovely swim in the sunshine”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

So good to see the pool gradually being refurbished and all ages enjoying this wonderful facility.You can make a yearly donation to help towards keeping the pool in good condition .Great to swim in whilst waves are lapping over the side.

Visited August 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great and unique experience!”
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The sea pool was fab! We were sad when we had to park one beach along and couldn't get to it because of the tide!

Visited August 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great fun...dramatic as tide breaks over the edge of wall!”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

First time to the sea pool today and very impressed with how much has been done to restore it....usually just walk past it when we've been to Bude before....

The kids had a free sea survival lesson run by the RNLI...an added bonus....and we're lucky as this was the last day for the courses till next Easter ....

After that the kids wanted to stay and swim and play in the pool...we had to drag them out as the tide got higher and the waves were breaking....quite impressively over the sea wall....

Will be back...

Visited August 2014
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Bude, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place for a safe swim”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Lovely place to get in the sea with a 2 year old! It is well looked after and clean. Would love to see a place to maybe make donations whilst using the sea pool.

Visited August 2014
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