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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.’

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.


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

Latest news and events

No Diving in Bude Sea Pool… and the reasons why

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The depth of Bude Sea Pool is variable. It is a natural rockpool with an uneven and undulating rocky bottom. It also varies due to…

Water Safety – August 2023

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This year the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) has released new guidance on how to float properly, should you ever get in difficulties in the…

OPERATION RANGER RELAY RESCUE! – Part of the Bude at War weekend

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16TH September 1-3.30pm Enter a team of 4 to take part in a relay rescue across the pool on surf life paddleboards (kindly loaned from BSLSC).…