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.

Grand Auction – The Falcon Hotel, Saturday 9th November, viewing from 5pm​

Fabulous items read a full list below;

Adventure International, Bude2 x Vouchers Received for 1 free activity session – Valid weekdays between 20th July – 14th Aug 2020
The Bude Surf CabinBodyboard – Wavecore 2.4PCF PE Core. Length = 42″
Outdoor Adventure, Widemouth Bay, Bude2 Hour Coasteering Session for two. Start point at Bossiney Beach, Tintagel. Valid until 31st Aug 2020
Adrenalin Quarry, Menheniot, LiskeardVoucher for ONE for The Zip Wire – The UK’s maddest 490 meter long zipline. (Open Easter to end of September) Valid Easter to September
Hangloose Adventure, Eden Project2 x vouchers for the Skywire at Eden Project (Eden project entry not required) Valid until 30th July 2020
Bluereef Aquarium, NewquayEntry ticket for TWO people. Valid until 31st Jan 2020
North Devon Wake Park (nr Bideford)2x Aquapark Sessions (next door to Milky Way) Valid until 11th July 2020
Sazerac Social, BudeCocktail masterclass for up to 4 people
Loretta Cox – Swim Holiday ScotlandLochs & Castles Swim Camp with accomodation – 13th to 18th April 2020. You must be able to swim for 20 minutes/1/2 mile and in open water. You will be swimming in and around Loch Ness
Loretta Cox – book called IN AT THE DEEP ENDA signed paperback telling of a Channel swimmers journey. Along with two Channel Swimming Academy swimhats and embroidered badges.
W Club Whalesborough, Bude3 month Couples Membership to the W Club Leisure & Spa – all facilities
Cook Simply Cook, Welcombe, Bideford2x Demonstration and tasting Workshops. An opportunity to learn new cooking techniques and recipes
Red Dog Bakery, Whitstone, BudeRed Dog Bakery School Class for ONE person to the value of £95
Sazerac Social, BudeTwo courses for two people
Retallack Resort & Spa, St Columb Major, Nr Newquay3 night weekend or a 4 night midweek break in a hotel suite (sleeping 2) or a classic 2 lodge (sleeping 4) To be taken before 30th June excluding school and bank holidays. (booking to be made within a month of the auction)
Bude TIC – Guided Walk & Tour of Bude with Vicko1x free voucher, book via Bude TIC
Kayaking Lesson at Bude Sea Pool with Rob Macpaddling1 x Ticket for TWO people to have a 1 hour lesson on BSP. Expires 31/10/20
Paddle Boarding Lesson at Bude Sea Pool with Rob Macpaddling1 x Ticket for TWO people to have a 1 hour lesson on BSP. Expires 31/10/20
Lundy Island Experience1 Adult Day Trip Voucher – Valid to sail on the MS Oldenberg
Eden ProjectFamily Ticket – TWO ADULTS and TWO CHILDREN
South West Lakes Trust, Tamar Lakes1 hour kayaking or paddleboard hire for 4 x persons on Tamar. Valid until 30/09/20
An audience with Lesley GarrettTWO tickets for The Plough Arts Centre Great Torrington – Valid on Thursday 21st Nov 2019 – Britains most popular soprano
Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford2x VIP tickets – Valid until 17/06/20
Jo Downs Glass, LauncestonFramed glass sea scene (frame size 22cm square)
Milky Way, Nr Clovelly2x tickets – Valid until March 2020
Tate St Ives & Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture GardenTWO ADULT Day Passes (no expiry date)
National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, CornwallTWO ADULTS & THREE CHILDREN. Valid until 31st March 2020
Launceston Steam RailwayFamily Ticket – TWO ADULTS and up to FOUR CHILDREN (no expiry date)
Painting & Prosecco with Lynne Holehouse @ The Wharf Studio1x ticket – A fun afternoon learning Oil & Acrylic painting techniques, while having a glass or two of bubbles!
Carnglaze Caverns and Gardens, St Neot, Liskeard£15 Voucher – Experience the stunning underground lake & three large chambers. Explore 6.5 acres of ancient woodland walks. £7 per adult £5 per child (3 – 15yrs old) (no expiry date)
Telegraph Museum, PorthcurnoFamily Voucher – TWO ADULTS & Up to THREE CHILDREN. Expires 31st December 2020
Aspects Holidays, Links Loft BudeTHREE night weekend break or FOUR night midweek break – Outside of School Holidays. 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 plus 1 dog. Overlooks Bude Golf Course with a large roof terrace. Expires end of 2020
Bude Sea Pool Membership1x ADULT year membership
Penventon Park Hotel, RedruthGin Tasting Experience for TWO – With their growing collection of over 160 Gins, where would you start?! It includes a flight of 4 x 15ml gin, of your choice, with your choice of mixer and garnishes. Valid until 26th June 2020
Dartington Crystal, Torrington2x Factory Experience tickets each admitting TWO people (children enter free) Watch the skilled craftsmen at work. (no expiry date)
Helston Railway, Prospidnick, HelstonFamily Ticket (TWO adults and up to THREE children) – The present day Helston railway occupies a little over 1.25 miles of the former GWR Helston to Gwinear Road branch line and is Britains most Southerly railway. (no expiry date and NOT valid on special events)
Shoreline, Bude2x Coaststeering sessions – Explore North Cornwalls rugged coastline. You’ll be able to swim, dive, scramble and jump with enough options to suit everyones adrenalin levels. Held at Tintagel. Exp 11th Oct 2020
Newquay Zoo2x CHILD Tickets. Valid until June 2020
Hebasca, Bude2 nights B&B for 2 people plus dinner on first night. Valid until September 2020 (excludes Easter and August BH)
Sharp’s Brewery – Dan Frost4 ball experience at Lanhydrock Golf Club (round of Golf for FOUR people)
Sharp’s Brewery – Dan FrostOff Shore Jacket – whether Male/Female style and Size to be chosen by winning bidder
National Marine Aquariam, Plymouth2 x CHILD Tickets – Valid until 1st November 2020.
Love Your Bike Cycle Service, Higher Grimscott, BudeSilver Service for your Bicycle, valid until 31st December 2020
The Bank at Bude£100 Gift Card – Budes very own Tapas bar.
Trethorne Leisure Park, Kennards House, LauncestonFOUR person entry to Leisure Farm. Valid until 17th April 2020 – An all weather family fun day out.
Rob Walter – local photographerPhoto on canvas of high tide at Bude Sea Pool with two figures
Fern Britton Donated bathing robe – The Original Cornish Beach Robe CompanyTurquoise beach robe and bag. Size 2 star (ladies 14/18 or mens 130cm chest)
Daniel Jourdain Photography – local photographer40 x 40 mounted print – Wrangles at high tide
St Tudy Inn, St Tudy, BodminTwo course Sunday lunch for two with a bottle of wine (no expiry date)
Widemouth Manor, Widemouth Bay, BudeSunday carvery for two Adults. Expiry date 30th June 2020

Fun Dog Show and Swim

Bude Sea Pool, Sunday 27th October, Registration from 10am , Start at 11am

FoBSP Annual General Meeting 

Wednesday 13th November 2019 – The Falcon Hotel 7.00pm
All Friends are welcome to attend the AGM of FoBSP. We look forward to seeing you there if you are able to make it. 
If you cannot attend, you can send apologies to admin@budeseapool.org.

Save Our Steps campaign

Save Our Steps campaign is to raise the additional funds required to replace the crumbling steps leading to Bude Sea Pool from Summerleaze Beach We have been busy fundraising, applying for grants and appealing to the public to help us raise the funds.

This major undertaking comes with a price tag of £27,000 so we welcome donations of any amount and are appealing to anybody who is not already a Friend of Bude Sea Pool to become a Friend. So if you enjoy Bude Sea Pool and are not a Friend, or your membership has lapsed, please help us to ‘Save Our Steps’ by visiting our website or calling into the Bude Sea Pool shop to sign up for only £10. budeseapool.org/join

Alternatively donate here please Click here

Trustee Recruitment

Friends of Bude Sea Pool Charity at currently recruiting new Trustees to serve on the Board. For more details please see the Trustee Information Sheet and the Trustee Application Form – click here