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Bude Sea Pool

Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
+44 1288 354240
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Amazing spot

This pool is beautiful and unique and we have enjoyed many a swim here. It has recently been saved... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2017
laurajanewatts
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Amazing place.... loved it!!

Visited mid September whilst in Devon on holiday. A beautiful day, warm and myself and my daughter... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
PortlandLoz
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Bude Sea Pool is a part-natural, partially man-made tidal swimming pool on the beach at this popular seaside town in North Cornwall. It was built in the 1930s under the cliffs of Summerleaze Beach to provide safe bathing in sea water, but away from the dangerous Atlantic currents in the bay. Measuring around 91m by 45m, it is topped up at high tide by the Atlantic Ocean. Since 2012 it is managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn. 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. Bude 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 Bude Sea Pool at all times.
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Summerleaze Beach, Bude, England
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

This pool is beautiful and unique and we have enjoyed many a swim here. It has recently been saved by the residents of Bude and we are so happy about this. Thank you Bude, you are beautiful in every way.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited mid September whilst in Devon on holiday. A beautiful day, warm and myself and my daughter in law took a dip as we went especially for this, in just our swimming costumes... water temperature 14 degrees! People were looking at us like we were...More

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Frances F, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Bude Sea Pool, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Thanks for your great review, one of the best we have ever had, we couldn't put it better ourselves!! You will have to leave the charms of Dorset and come back to sunny Cornwall for another dip in the sea pool! Hope to see you...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Safe great outdoor pool with both shallow and swimmable sides. When tide is in the steps at side make it a good location to swim in the sea (as many of the locals do daily). This is a free facility which only keeps open through...More

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Frances F, VOlunteer Co-ordinator at Bude Sea Pool, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Thank you for your excellent review. The Friends of Bude Sea Pool Charity work hard to fund-raise to pay for essential winter repairs after the storms and our band of merry volunteers work hard all year to keep the sea pool clean and a safe...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

It doesn't matter what the weather is like, it's lovely to visit Bude beach and the local shops & cafes. Walking the dogs on the beach and when we were there, watching families enjoying the facilities such as the sea pool. Plenty of places to...More

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

The Bude Sea Pool at Summerleaze Beach is beautiful. So safe to be able to swim in the enclosed area without the strong ocean current. The sea pool is quite big so lots of space for everyone. Highly recommend it.

Thank Trixie S
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Frances F, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Bude Sea Pool, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Thanks Trixie for your great review!! Much appreciated and glad you enjoyed your visit so much, come back soon!!

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Being the number one listing for things to do in Bude … needed to take a look. Although we did end up going for a paddle at Summerleaze Beach … we didn’t take a dip in the pool. Looks good … glad it wasn’t demolished...More

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Frances F, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Bude Sea Pool, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Thanks you for your review. Glad to read your very positive comments about the sea pool. As for the 3 Little Pigs Café, I will pop in there and give them your feed-back and suggest they go on Trip Advisor!

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Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

What a place to go for a dip if the heavily crashing waves are not your thing. Well kept and supported by the local community, Bude Pool makes for a part of your trip - make sure you bring a towel!

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Frances F, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Bude Sea Pool, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Thanks Matthew for your review. Hope you can return again soon!

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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

My son... aged 8... and daughter...aged 10.. decided to take a bracing dip! They loved it and said they would do it again should we visit the area again.

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Frances F, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Bude Sea Pool, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Thank you for your review, very pleased the children took the plunge and we hope you can return again in the summer months when the temperature of the sea pool will be a little warmer!

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant.😎 who needs the Mediterranean Sea...fab time. Very safe and free..I would say it was warm too.

Thank Siobhan G
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Frances F, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Bude Sea Pool, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Thanks Siobhan for your review and it is good to know you had a great time in Bude Sea Pool at half-term.

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

Very popular its a piece of the past still very much used today, great for those who aren't the best at swimming, gets a bit warmer in the late summerMore

Thank Andrew P
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Frances F, Vokunteer Co-ordinator at Bude Sea Pool, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2017

Thank you Andrew for your review. The sea and the winter storms do their best to wreck this wonderful piece of engineering each year but fortunately thanks to donations. membership fees and fund-raising, we are able to fund the £40-£50,000 repair costs each year. The...More

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LilyRoseD
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Frances F | Property representative |
The Sea Pool is in full sun from lunchtime onwards but if the tide is out there is a little shade by the cliffs on the adjoining Summerleaze Beach. Beach umbrellas are available from the Beach Office or nearby Life's a Beach... More
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Jen G
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Frances F | Property representative |
I would say yes, the sea and the pool temperature is still only around 13 degrees, so your swim will be much more enjoyable with a wet suit. There are several places in Bude where you can hire wet suits for the day at low... More
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zzif
May 14, 2017|
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Yes you can take these items into the sea pool. Enjoy!! From Frances Faulkner, Friends of Bude Sea Pool
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