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Bude Sea Pool

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Address: Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
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Description: Bude Sea Pool is a beautiful tidal swimming pool on the beach at this...
Bude Sea Pool is a beautiful tidal swimming pool on the beach at this popular seaside town in North Cornwall. The Sea Pool is part-natural and partially man-made. It was created in the 1930s under the cliffs on Summerleaze Beach, within easy strolling distance of the town centre, to provide safe bathing in sea water, but away from the dangerous currents in the bay. It is topped up at high tide by the Atlantic Ocean. The spacious Pool provides plenty of room for paddling or serious swimming: inflatables, snorkels surfboards and even scuba divers are welcome – just be considerate of other users, please. The Sea Pool is open throughout the year and is FREE for all to enjoy. Lifeguards are on duty at peak times. Children must be accompanied at the Sea Pool at all times.
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pool is cleaned by the tides and provides a safe place to swim in the sea water, life guards are on hand and there are beach huts to hire, deeper section is roped off so younger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Good beach supported by the free sea pool, didn't get to try it out as the weather was average but looks fun I have never seen a sea pool before and this is great...

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cornwall
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

pool is cleaned by the tides and provides a safe place to swim in the sea water, life guards are on hand and there are beach huts to hire, deeper section is roped off so younger children can paddle about in the gently shelving shallow section. The pool is maintained and run by the people of the town

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It was a little cold ibn the pool but we had a great swim cant wait to do again. Been watching them repair the pool all year

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

An excellent way to swim in salt water even when the long cornish tide is out and it is safe and warm(ish). Support the voluntary group which is working to restore the structure and retain the pool.

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UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Threatened with closure when the council withdrew funding (very shortsighted!), this fab pool was saved thanks to the efforts of the local community this lovely sea pool continues to provide endless hours of fun. It provides a huge area of safe swimming, and is refreshed twice daily by the tide. Check it out when you are in Bude.

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Forest of Dean, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very happy to see that the pool is here still. Visited briefly a few years ago and was concerned that the sea would take its toll on the structure, and Bude would lose this lovely feature. Its good to see its still in one piece and that it is obviously being looked after.

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Warwickshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

great for little ones, but also great for weak swimmers, and great just to experience - and it's FREE. Don't forget to make a donation though!

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Bude, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great little sun trap! Can get a bit busy, you may need to claim your spot! Great for kids learning to swim as its shallow and then very deep. Love that it cleans itself with the tide, however watch out for the odd Jellyfish. Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches are lovely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Visited Bude Sea Pool again and was amazed to see how well looked after it was. Our families enjoy spending time here on a regular basic when the weather is nice. Locals have done an excellent job keeping it up and running and is an absolute asset to Bude!

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Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Our son adores the sea pool. It's perfect if the sea is that bit too choppy so the children are safe. The pool has life guards on duty. The shallow area for younger and none swimming children is cordoned off for safety. This is well worth a visit.

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Address: Address: Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
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