Update – May 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Pool is full once more now that the Spring Works are complete. All in time for Half Term. Thank you to Vanstones for a terrific job and to all the volunteers who took part in the works surrounding the Pool. Welcome back, everyone, it’s time to jump back in.

Volunteer Coffee Mornings

The coffee mornings are returning! A chance to get together for a good old social.
Please find some dates below to pop into your diary.

We very much look forward to seeing you there.

Can you please email volunteer@budeseapool.org the week before  to say when you intend to go? This is so we have an idea of numbers and it would be most appreciated.  Many thanks.

Unfortunately, the coffee morning planned for the 1st June has had to be postponed until the 8th June, (still at Crooklets cafe at 10.30).
This is due to a couple of reasons, one being possible lack of parking spaces in town, particularly in the main Summerleaze car park. 
We hope to see you on the 8th June instead.

June 8th – Crooklets Cafe – 1030am

September 14th – Rosie’s Kitchen 1030am

October 5th – Brendon Arms – 1030am

November 2nd – Little Pig Farm cafe – 1030am

December 7th – Edgcumbe Hotel – 12 Midday

Update – May 2022

Annual Draining of Bude Sea Pool
We would like to make all users of and visitors to Bude Sea Pool aware that from next Monday 9th May that Bude Sea Pool will not be available for use. It will be drained to allow for dredging and removing all the silt, sand and rocks that accumulate over the year. A further update will be given when it is in use once more.

The works will be undertaken by local company Vanstones who do a fantastic job for us each and every year. Please give Vanstones the space they need to conduct the work safely and efficiently. 

This annual exercise has always cost the Friends of Bude Sea Pool in the region of £30,000. We ask for your support to help us meet the additional £10,000K premium that has been newly added this year by Vanstone’s insurance company to work below the tide line. Friends of Bude Sea Pool is expected to meet the cost. 

The Art Extravaganza 2022

The Spot the Artist Exhibition will now be held on Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th May 2022, with the End of Show Auction on the final night.

Find out more about this incredible event at www.budeseapool.org/artshow

Register for your very own bidding card here.

Easter Fancy Dress & Swim

You don’t have to swim to enter, just come along and join in, wetsuits or no wetsuits – your own choice!

7 Categories.  Judging poolside at 1pm

Easter Beach Hunt with various ‘treasures’ to find. £1 per entry. Easter egg for correct entries.

Refreshments and home made cakes available.

Update – February 2022

This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held online on Wednesday 23rd March at 6pm. This will be conducted 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 18th November to Sarah Moore at treasurer@budeseapool.org. A link to the live event will be emailed to you by this date.  

Update –December 2021

This year’s Annual General Meeting was held online on Sunday 28th November. A recording of this is available here. Friends will receive the password in the next Friends e-newsletter later this month. If you are a Friend and would like to see it before then, please email membership@budeseapool.org.uk


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 – Autumn 2021

The beginning of autumn is an exciting time for FoBSP. Various events are coming up for all members of the public to come and enjoy. There’s something for everyone happening in and around Bude Sea Pool this month.

‘Spot the Artist’ Postcard Exhibition and Sale – Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th October, 12noon – 8pm, Friday 29th October, 10am – 2pm, The Falcon Hotel

Entry is free to the exhibition of art work that will be displayed anonymously. See if you can ‘Spot the Artist’ from the list of participating artists and celebrities. Artists’ identities will be revealed at the Auction on Friday evening. All post cards are available for purchase for £50. All sales go directly to Friends of Bude Sea Pool.

End of Show Auction, Friday 29th October, doors open from 6:30pm, starting from 7.30pm, The Falcon Hotel

FoBSP has been donated many pieces of artwork, including paintings, ceramics and sculpture. The Auction Catalogue is now available

Please register early here to secure your bidding card as spaces are limited.

Please note you can submit a sealed bid by 2pm on Friday 29th October to seapoolauction@gmail.com should you not be able to attend the event itself.

Annual Dog Show – Sunday 31st October, registration from 9.30am, starting from 10am, Bude Sea Pool

FoBSP will once again be hosting this popular annual family event. At £2 per entry, there will be prizes for the following classes: Prettiest Bitch, Most Handsome Dog, Best Rescue, Cutest Puppy (4-12mths), Waggiest Tail, Fastest Bonio Eater, Dog that looks most like it’s owner, Best Junior Handler, Best in Show. Dogs must be kept on the lead at all times and will not be allowed in the Pool until the end of the Best in Show. Let’s see those tails wagging!

FoBSP 10th Birthday Celebrations “Come in Style”  – Saturday 13th November. Arrival from 6:30pm, seated at 7:30pm, The Falcon Hotel

Tickets are £25 for a delicious dinner of meat or vegetarian chilli, dessert and coffee, plus an evening of Swing & Pop classics with former Stranglers singer Paul Roberts and the fabulous F-ford 5, plus Disco in Kernow. Thank you to all who have supported FoBSP from the start. Without you, there would not be Bude’s iconic Sea Pool. Please come along to celebrate the charity reaching 10 years old.

Buy your tickets here

Update – May 2021


FoBSP are delighted to announce that Bude Sea Pool has re-opened following its annual spring repairs, refurbishment and enhancements.  The contractors worked tirelessly in some horrendous weather conditions and did a wonderful job. Thank you to Vanstones, Stainless Studio Ltd and to Bott. Thank you also to the army of volunteers who showed up to do their part. Keeping Bude Sea Pool up and running is truly a community effort. And all in time for half-term. Looking forward to seeing you all back down at the Pool.