Welcome to Bude Sea Pool

Bude Sea Pool is a semi-natural amenity that has provided a haven for free and safe bathing and other water-based activities since the 1930s.

Access to Bude Sea Pool is unrestricted and FREE of any admission charge, although it costs over £40,000 every year to keep it open and safe. 

Almost 50,000 people visit Bude Sea Pool every year, making it the Number One visitor attraction in Bude.


It is managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP), a local charity that aims to preserve, improve and enhance Bude Sea Pool as a free amenity for the benefit of the community and the thousands of people who visit the town every year. 

The FoBSP receives no public funding, so we rely on you to give us your support or make a donation to keep Bude Sea Pool going and to enhance this unique facility.

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.


Volunteering with us 

Despite lockdown, our wonderful winter maintenance volunteers, as before, are permitted to carry out the daily checks and cleaning of the pool area. We are so very grateful for their hard work every day to keep the pool safe and clean and they have recently pressure washed the terraces which had become slippery, in addition to the daily clearing away of the pebbles, rocks and debris brought in by the winter tides. Government regulations prevent other volunteer tasks, such as manning our shop, so these are suspended until further notice. If however you would like to register your interest now, please email Julie. Stay safe everyone. We look forward to seeing you as soon as we can. 

Annual General Meeting of Friends of Bude Sea Pool 

The AGM ( Zoom)  took place on Wednesday 27th January at 6pm. All Friends of Bude Sea Pool were invited and around 20 participated and voted for the Resolutions. Click on the links below to see the relevant papers:-
AgendaThe Strategic Plan for the Friends of Bude Sea Pool 
Information on the FoBSP Committee
– Resolutions on which Friends voted  to a) elect the Committee and to b) approve the Minutes of the last AGM of November 2019 and c) to approve the Accounts. 
 – AGM Recording* This recording will stay on the website until 6th March.
* To access the recording please use Passcode Fy*T.e14

Swim – Safe

Billy O׳Mahony of Bude Open Water Swimmers (BOWS) group has written a very useful article about safe swimming and swimming safely in areas of open water .  That article can be found here and we commend it to all as an excellent read.