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.

To all Friends of Bude Sea Pool and other pool users. 
Please note that, as the sluice gate is no longer in place, we are recommending that people do not go into the sea pool for whatever reason and irrespective of the level of water in the pool itself.  
Once the lockdown has been lifted and our contractors are able to work safely, then work will commence to repair the sluice gate, clean out the pool and undertake other maintenance work that has been identified.
The walkway around the edge of the pool is still accessible as are the steps down to Summerleaze beach and Middle beach.
We wish you all a continued safe and healthy time during this restrictive times.
From Friends of Bude Sea Pool Committee

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following the advice from the Government with the latest measures to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus whilst also looking after the health and mental wellbeing of our staff and volunteers, it has been decided to temporarily close the office in Summerleaze Car Park and the Sea Pool Hub.

We recognise that swimming is fabulous exercise, meeting the guidelines laid down by the Government, and that the Bude Sea Pool is a superb venue in which people can still get their exercise during this turbulent period.  We do ask that swimmers and supporters are extra vigilant in terms of their Health and Safety and that you follow Government guidelines to avoid the spread of the virus.

We will be using this website to keep you abreast of the developments at the Sea Pool as they unfold.
Thank you for your understanding and support.

A HUGE thank you goes out to all those who donated this year to the FoBSP Save Our Steps campaign.
You have enabled this project to happen this year through your kind generosity.  The replacement of the crumbling pool access steps needed to be swift as they could have been swept away at any time with a storm.
The comments received by all the public using these steps have all been positive, and we expect the Cornish granite to last for many years to come.