Bude Sea Pool Dog Show & Swim


FoBSP invite you to attend the first ever Bude Sea Pool Dog Show and fun dog swim (doggy paddle only!) on Sunday 29th October.
As you all know dogs are not normally allowed in the pool but this will be a special ‘one off’ event to celebrate the end of the season so please go back to being good law abiding citizens thereafter!

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Hub Wall Art

Many people have been to the pool recently to see our new wall art in the community room.
If you haven’t been it is well worth a visit during October half term when, weather permitting we will be staffed
from 10-6pm so they will be able to show you.
This wall art has been produced with some wonderful Black and white photos from many locals who we would
like to thank, and also from Symages Photography, thanks a million.

Also we would like to thank Patrick Hawkins for his creative design and Ministry of Signs for putting this together
for us.

The timeline depicts Bude Sea Pool in all its glory from before it was built to now. We do hope you find the time
to go along to have a look.

Friends of Bude Sea Pool Shop/Office now open

The entrance to Bude’s main car park is now looking much smarter after FoBSP have taken over the delapidated toilets from Cornwall Council. The toilets were closed 8 years ago.
FoBSP needed some storage and office space to be able to work and importantly more visibility in town.
It has been a very interesting season, meeting many new visitors to Bude, it’s great to be able to greet them
with a smile and small change for the car parking machine.
Do come and see us, you will always get a warm welcome. Sign up to be a Friend, or buy some Christmas presents?
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers who help us to remain open.

North Cornwall artist Neil Butler print to raise funds for Bude Sea Pool

North cornwall artist Neil Butler has produced this stunning limited edition print to help raise funds for Bude Sea Pool.
Each print measures approximately 55 x 43cm and is supplied dry mounted using archive quality materials.
Numbers are strictly limited to 75 editions and are available at the Seventh Wave Gallery in Bude or via
They cost £75 with 50% of profits going to the Friends of Bude Sea Pool charity

Vote for Bude Sea Pool - Calor Rural Community Fund

Bude Sea Pool’s application for a £5000 grant from Calor to purchase water pool fun equipment including floating water play mats, water slides, kayaks and canoes, large zorb balls, and other health and safety approved water play equipment has been shortlisted!
We are up against lots of worthwhile projects, the projects which receive the most votes on Calor’s website will be shortlisted & reviewed by a panel of judges, they will then select the winning projects to receive funding.
Please get behind us and please vote to make the Bude Sea Pool experience more fun for everyone!

Channel Challenge Event

Tickets for this year’s Bude Sea Pool Channel Challenge are now available via Eventbrite. Swim the distance of the English Channel in the safety of our spectacular sea pool. This is a team swim (minimum team size two swimmers, max team size 22 swimmers) Saturday 30 September. All money from entry fees goes towards the upkeep of this lovely sea pool.

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Patrick Monahan gig raises over £1200

A full house at the Falcon Hotel, Bude, was entertained by TV comedian Patrick Monahan as a
fund-raiser for The Friends of Bude Seapool.
The gig raised over £1200 for the funds.
Friends of Bude Sea Pool would like to express their thanks to the Falcon, to the fans & to the Friends who came along to enjoy the 2 hour show!

Bude Metric Brass update

Friends of Bude Sea Pool would like to thank Bude Metric Brass who raised £1100 for Bude Sea Pool with their event on 25th February at Penstowe Manor, Kilkhampton.

Co-op Local Community Fund

Bude Sea Pool are proud to have been awarded a total of £2,095.37 as part of The Co-op Local Community Fund project.

Bude Sea Pool is one of more than 4,000 causes across the UK who’ve benefitted from the Local Community Fund and are making a difference in their communities.

Friends of Bude Sea Pool would like to thank Bude Co-op for nominating Friends of Bude Sea Pool, and also to all the members who have helped contribute by buying Co-op products.

Institute of Swimming Approved Training Centre

Bude Sea Pool are proud to announce that they have been awarded the status of Approved Training Centre by The Institute of Swimming.