Volunteer Coffee Mornings - all welcome!

Please find below dates and venues for our winter volunteer coffee mornings for your diaries. Tea and filter coffee will kindly be supplied by the host venue. Other refreshments will be charged for by the venue as requested.

So many of our volunteers join FoBSP not only to help the work of keeping Bude Sea Pool free and safe for use all year round but to meet other like-minded people in the area. Our coffee mornings are very social and are an ideal opportunity to meet current volunteers and find out how you can be involved.

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All coffee mornings start at 11am:

Thursday 18th October – Life’s a Beach

Wednesday 21st November – The Beach at Bude

Wednesday 12th December – The Conservatory, The Falcon Hotel

Thursday 24th January – Olive Tree

Wednesday 27th February – Morwenna Café

Thursday 21st March – Rosies Café, conservatory

Wednesday 24th April – Elements

Thursday 23rd May – The Barge – £2 per head including cake

June – date TBA dependent on weather – Bude Sea Pool Hub

Older News

We're in Lonely Planet's Great Britain travel guide!

We have received the exciting news that Bude Sea Pool makes an appearance in the 13th edition of the Lonely Planet’s Great Britain travel guide, which will be published in May 2019!

We're hiring! Join our team

FoBSP is looking to recruit a part-time ( 20 hrs a week) Administrator to work alongside our Charity Co-ordinator, based in the charity shop in Summerleaze Crescent, Bude. This role will focus on the management and development of the growing membership database, the organisation of events, and management of our team of volunteers. Excellent IT Skills, including experience of membership databases or CRM systems are required, as is experience of fund-raising in the not-for-profit sector. The post-holder needs to be a confident self-starter, used to dealing with people at all levels.

Salary: £20,000 pro-rata.

For a full job description, email

Closing date for applications:- 7th December

Cheque presentation from Bude Carnival

FoBSP Vice-Chair, Martyn Holehouse receiving a cheque from the President of the Carnival Committee, Margaret Frost after fundraising at this year’s event. Huge thanks to Paul Hamlyn Photography.

Polar Bear Plunge

There’re already 11 teams of 4 entered for the relay event and 22 of the 48 individual event places have been snapped up too so it’s shaping up to be a good day – let’s hope tide and weather play ball!

To find out more and enter, click here

Our Strategic Plan and AGM thanks

Thank you to all who took the time to come to our AGM at the Falcon – our most well-attended to date.

Our Strategic Plan – which formed a significant part of our discussions and which will evolve and be updated to reflect ongoing conversations with members, stakeholders, users and visitors – can be found here.

We welcome feedback here.


Quiz Night!

Charity quiz night and raffle in aid of Bude Sea Pool. The fun starts at 7pm, all welcome. £5 per person and £3 per child. Taking place in the Atlantic Bar at Bude Holiday Resort, Maer Lane. Please call 01288 355955 to book your team.

Charity Dog Show and Swim

Sunday 28th October – Following the success of last years event we are pleased to announce this years Dog Show and Swim. Join us on from 2.30pm for the Dog Show followed by the only time of the year when dogs can have a paddle in the pool!

1.30pm Registration, 2.30pm Start

£2.00 Per category per entrant


New Art by Nancy Farmer now in the Shop!

Swimmer & artist: I paint swimmers, design swim hats, and also do commissions.

I have a special picture to unveil…! kept it quiet for a few weeks because I’ve donated it to the Friends of Bude Sea Pool for their fundraising in aid of the lovely Sea Pool. They are selling prints and I believe they also plan to have it printed on things – cards and mugs and so on maybe. So this is the first time I can show you. Please note you can’t get it from me, (except that it features in next year’s calendar). If you’d like a print, which are lovely gallery-quality prints like my others – it will also be on their website in due course and available from the shop in the Summerleaze Car Park. Prints: £25, £35, £60 for print alone, mounted, or framed respectively.

….the text is from next year’s calendar (available soonish)….

“Bude Sea Pool”
With the temperature in the high twenties and no air con in the car, Lucy and I drive down to Bude to visit the Sea Pool there. It’s a year in which we actually seem to be having Summer, and of course it’s too hot, because this is England, we are not used to this sort of weather and we weren’t expecting it.
Now we can watch the antics and faffing of the great British Public, who haven’t had the opportunity to practice their waterside faffing skills since last summer. Some jump straight in it’s so hot. But we are pros at this: there is much talking, there are local swimmers to meet, there is the history of the rescuing of Bude Sea Pool from threatened demolition: it takes us nearly an hour to get into the water. It’s so, so lovely once you’re in!