Update –December 2021

This year’s Annual General Meeting was held online on Sunday 28th November. A recording of this is available here. Friends will receive the password in the next Friends e-newsletter later this month. If you are a Friend and would like to see it before then, please email


In response to the high number of Covid cases in the area, the Hub and the changing rooms will remain closed for the time being. We look forward to reopening them soon.


The Art Extravaganza, including the Spot the Artist Exhibition and End of Show Auction, have been rescheduled for 11-13 May 2022. Find out more information and register for your bidding card here

Older News

Update - Autumn 2021

The beginning of autumn is an exciting time for FoBSP. Various events are coming up for all members of the public to come and enjoy. There’s something for everyone happening in and around Bude Sea Pool this month.

‘Spot the Artist’ Postcard Exhibition and Sale – Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th October, 12noon – 8pm, Friday 29th October, 10am – 2pm, The Falcon Hotel

Entry is free to the exhibition of art work that will be displayed anonymously. See if you can ‘Spot the Artist’ from the list of participating artists and celebrities. Artists’ identities will be revealed at the Auction on Friday evening. All post cards are available for purchase for £50. All sales go directly to Friends of Bude Sea Pool.

End of Show Auction, Friday 29th October, doors open from 6:30pm, starting from 7.30pm, The Falcon Hotel

FoBSP has been donated many pieces of artwork, including paintings, ceramics and sculpture. The Auction Catalogue is now available

Please register early here to secure your bidding card as spaces are limited.

Please note you can submit a sealed bid by 2pm on Friday 29th October to should you not be able to attend the event itself.

Annual Dog Show – Sunday 31st October, registration from 9.30am, starting from 10am, Bude Sea Pool

FoBSP will once again be hosting this popular annual family event. At £2 per entry, there will be prizes for the following classes: Prettiest Bitch, Most Handsome Dog, Best Rescue, Cutest Puppy (4-12mths), Waggiest Tail, Fastest Bonio Eater, Dog that looks most like it’s owner, Best Junior Handler, Best in Show. Dogs must be kept on the lead at all times and will not be allowed in the Pool until the end of the Best in Show. Let’s see those tails wagging!

FoBSP 10th Birthday Celebrations “Come in Style”  – Saturday 13th November. Arrival from 6:30pm, seated at 7:30pm, The Falcon Hotel

Tickets are £25 for a delicious dinner of meat or vegetarian chilli, dessert and coffee, plus an evening of Swing & Pop classics with former Stranglers singer Paul Roberts and the fabulous F-ford 5, plus Disco in Kernow. Thank you to all who have supported FoBSP from the start. Without you, there would not be Bude’s iconic Sea Pool. Please come along to celebrate the charity reaching 10 years old.

Buy your tickets here

Update - May 2021

FoBSP are delighted to announce that Bude Sea Pool has re-opened following its annual spring repairs, refurbishment and enhancements.  The contractors worked tirelessly in some horrendous weather conditions and did a wonderful job. Thank you to Vanstones, Stainless Studio Ltd and to Bott. Thank you also to the army of volunteers who showed up to do their part. Keeping Bude Sea Pool up and running is truly a community effort. And all in time for half-term. Looking forward to seeing you all back down at the Pool.

Spot the Artist Exhibition and Auction

Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP) is hosting these special fundraising events to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its taking over the management of Bude Sea Pool on behalf of the community in Bude and surrounding the Pool. They will make professional art accessible to all and a perfect way to express the love of the sea and what it gives back to us in terms of wellbeing and pleasure. Providing this opportunity in this remote corner of Cornwall will allow the work of renowned artists to be seen by all and with the possibility of maybe even purchasing a piece of professional artwork. 

If you are a professional artist, a well-known person or know someone who might be interested, please get in touch with the team at and we will register your interest and send an information pack which includes the A5 artist card and stamped addressed envelope. All completed work needs to be returned to FoBSP by 18th September 2021.

Spot The Artist

Update – April 2021

We’re back in business for the foreseeable future. Monday 29th March saw Bude Sea Pool official open again, following the Government ‘roadmap’. From Friday 2nd April, the Pool staff will be in force and on full-time duty for the two weeks of the Easter holidays. Staff hours as always depend on tide times and weather, but follow those of the RNLI stationed above the Hub, operating 10am-6pm. From 19th April until the 1st May, Pool Staff will be present only on weekends.

From 12th April, the FoBSP shop in Summerleaze Car Park will  be open once more. Expected opening hours are from 10am-4pm during the week. Volunteers-willing, hopefully weekends will follow too. Our online shop will remain open, delivering locally or via Royal Mail for those further afield.

Update – February 2021

FoBSP is delighted to announce that Bude Sea Pool will officially re-open on Monday 29th March, following current Government ‘roadmap’ for the easing of Covid restrictions which currently re-opens all outdoor sports facilities on this date. Looking forward to seeing you down there. Check back for more updates.

Date for your Diary

AGM Wednesday 27th January 2021 ( this is likely to be a virtual meeting ).

Update - November 2020

Following a review of the latest regulations and guidance from the Government we advise that Bude Sea Pool is closed and should not be used until the current Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.

Volunteers are however permitted to continue to undertake the vital winter maintenance work around the pool area on a daily basis throughout lockdown. 

Volunteer Coffee Mornings - all welcome!

Due to the latest Government restrictions on social gatherings (issued on 9 September 2020) for the foreseeable future., we are unable to plan or announce any future volunteer social events 

Please find below dates and venues for our winter volunteer coffee mornings for your diaries. Tea and filter coffee will kindly be supplied by the host venue. Other refreshments will be charged for by the venue as requested.

So many of our volunteers join FoBSP not only to help the work of keeping Bude Sea Pool free and safe for use all year round but to meet other like-minded people in the area. Our coffee mornings are very social and are an ideal opportunity to meet current volunteers and find out how you can be involved.