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 –December 2021

This year’s Annual General Meeting was held online on Sunday 28th November. A recording of this is available here


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

Update – Early Winter 2021

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held online on Sunday 28th November at 2:30pm. While in other circumstances it would be preferable to meet in person, the Board of Trustees has made the executive decision to cancel all indoor In-person events for the rest of this winter.

Following an effective and enjoyable online AGM last year, this year Friends of Bude Sea Pool will conduct this meeting using Zoom. To register, please follow this link.

Please find the following papers for this year’s AGM:

Please submit any questions to be raised by close of play on Friday 26th November to Sarah Moore at treasurer@budeseapool.org. A link to the live event will be emailed to you by this date.  

Update – Autumn 2021 

Following the recent rapid rise in Covid cases in Bude, the Trustees of the Friends of Bude Sea Pool have made an executive decision to postpone all indoor, in-person events in October and November 2021. It was put to vote and it was decided that this course of action is in the interest of public health of both residents and visitors.

  • This will affect the following events:
  • Both elements of the Art Extravaganza, the Spot the Artist Exhibition and End of Show Auction, that were due to be held from 27th-29th October have been postponed until 11th-13th May 2022.
  • The 10th Year Birthday Celebrations that were due to be held on 13th November will be postponed until early 2022, date to be confirmed.
  • The Annual General Meeting will remain on 28th November, however will now be via Zoom.

Weather-willing, the Annual Dog Show will proceed on the 31st October as it is an outside event.

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.