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From 1st April until the end of October, the Pool Crew are ready to welcome you to Bude Sea Pool.

They ensure that the health and safety needs of everyone are met throughout the day and encourage visitors to look after themselves and other fellow users. They can also be found assisting with the odd weever and jellyfish stings on behalf of the Lifeguards.

As well as the above, they promote the work of Friends of Bude Sea Pool, the Charity which solely funds the upkeep and enhancement of the Pool, keeping it free for everyone to use. They do this by

  • Helping people to sign up to become a Friend or make a donation
  • Running the Pop-Up Shops (Poolside and also in the Hub). If you are looking for an essential or even a souvenir of your visit, please stop at the Poolside Shop. All profits go back into looking after the Pool.

The Pool Crew also have a huge amount of knowledge about the Pool and Bude – whether it’s history, geography or even social. They can recommend the best place for almost anything, from a pasty or a scone, to a nice walk or place to visit nearby.

Pool Staff Shift Schedule

The simplest way to determine if the Pool Crew is present is to look for the FoBSP flags flying at the top of the steps overlooking the Pool and on the Hub terrace. Look out for their bright blue Bude Sea Pool uniforms. You can find them on the sea wall, on the terraces or at the Hub.

Pool Crew match the same shifts as the RNLI Lifeguards based at Summerleaze Beach which means they are only there in the bathing water season. Please note the Pool does not have its own specific lifeguards and Pool Crew are not qualified as such.

The shift pattern of Pool Crew changes according to the time of the season. This changes each month.


Weekends Only 10am – 6pm
Easter Break 2023 (1st-16th) – Daily


Daily 10am – 6pm


Daily 10am – 6pm


Daily 9:30am – 6pm


Daily 9:30am – 6pm


Daily 10am – 6pm
Weekends Only from 11th September


Weekends Only 10am – 6pm
Half Term 2023 (23rd-27th) – Daily

From November to March, the Pool Manager can frequently be found at the Pool in uniform
and would love to meet you and chat about all things Bude Sea Pool!