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. Friends of Bude Sea Pool (registered charity no. 1143156) relies on the support of Friends, donors and local Business Sponsors as it receives no public funding to keep it open and safe for all.


Bude Sea Pool is a popular destination. It is ranked Number One visitor attraction in Bude. In 2020, it received the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice, awarded to attractions in the Top 10% worldwide. Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP) 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. To manage this, FoBSP relies on your help. Please show your support by volunteering with us, joining as a Friend or making a donation.

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.

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:-


The 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. 

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.