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Welcome to
Bude Sea Pool

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

About the pool

Bude Sea Pool is a semi-natural tidal pool and is a safe haven for wild swimming on the edges of the Atlantic Ocean. There is no cost, no booking nor any other imposed restriction. Bude Sea Pool is for everyone to enjoy for free.

Bude Sea Pool is preserved and enhanced, as well as kept safe and free by the charity, Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP). This charity receives no regular Town, Council or central government funding and therefore relies on the generosity of those who visit and use it.

Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP) is a company limited by guarantee (#07630060) and a registered charity trust (#1143156), at Bude EX23 8LE. The Charity aims

‘to preserve, improve and enhance the historic Sea Pool at Summerleaze Beach, Bude, Cornwall, as an amenity for the benefit of the community and visitors to the town.’
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Why become a friend of Bude sea pool?

Did you know FoBSP doesn’t receive any Council funding?
We rely totally on public support, your support.

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Become a Volunteer and join the Bude Sea Pool community

The Charity is powered almost exclusively by its volunteers. This community is a hive of activity, with activities varying from being outside in all seasons (shifting stones, painting and upkeep) to helping in the Shop and Office, to running events and to being a member of our Board of Trustees or Committee.

Are you someone who likes to:

  • Make cakes and other delicious items for stalls
  • Organise annual events and shape new ones
  • Welcome visitors
  • Sell our fantastic range of merchandise
  • Get pragmatic with admin in the office
  • Get active outdoors
  • Get practical with some DIY at the Pool
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Latest news and events

New Vacancy – Seasonal Pool Crew 2023

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We're recruiting for seasonal pool crew for 2023 Are you: Passionate about Bude Sea Pool? Available to work flexibly on both weekdays and weekends from April…

Bude Sea Pool’s 12 Days of Christmas

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Join in the daily online auction. FoBSP has received some amazing donations, including: a round of golf for 4 people at Bude & North Cornwall Golf…

Photo Shoot

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Come join us. Local portrait photographer and committed volunteer, Emily Barlow, will be taking wintery shots - think wellies and woollies, real life in winter…
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