For those of you who now have a taste for cold water swimming while being in the safety of a pool, there are various other locations in the South West you might like to visit.
Tinside Lido, Plymouth, Devon
1½ hours drive Southeast from Bude.
This Grade II listed Art Deco lido is open only during the summer months. This beautiful salt water swimming pool is fully accessible. Online booking is available through Plymouth Active.
The Jubilee Pool, Penzance, Cornwall
2 hours drive Southwest from Bude.
This beautiful Art Deco sea water lido and geothermally heated pool is open to the public all year round. Entry fees apply and booking in advance is advised. The Pool has its own licensed café.
Shoalstone Seawater Pool, Brixham, Devon
2 hours drive South from Bude.
This 53 metre pool situated on Brixham sea front is open from May – September. Admission by donation to help Friends of Shoalstone Pool keep the Pool running.
Clevedon Maritime Lake, Clevedon, Somerset
2¾ hours drive Northeast from Bude.
The lake is open almost every day of the year. No need to book and no specified entry fee. Donations support Marlens, the Lake’s charity, to keep it in good, clean, safe order.
Wild Swimming Tidal Pools
There are also tidal pools that you can visit that are completely open to the public along the Cornwall and Devon shoreline. Check tidetimes and follow advice carefully: