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“Unique feature, must be saved! Great for getting kids started to swim in salt water.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bude Sea Pool

Bude Sea Pool
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Bude
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn.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.
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Unique feature, must be saved! Great for getting kids started to swim in salt water.”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

A very special and unique feature, seas pools are a rare find and this one is spectalular. I understand it is funded through charitable donations and I think it would be such a shame if it is lost.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“beautiful pool”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

i didnt use it but others did- although we went to bude in sept so the sea was cold. we happily saw people and kids using it. it is a picture- lovely

Visited September 2012
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Bude, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“save bude sea pool”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

this is a very good place for familes as it has different depths. and much safer for children. also right beneath the lifeguard station. and the local people are doing all they can to keep it open.

Visited October 2012
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very good sea pool”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

excellent beach supported by the free sea pool, didn't get to try it out as the weather was average but looks fun

Visited September 2012
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Please become a member”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This sea pool at Bude is a unique safe bathing sea pool lovely and clean being kept up to scratch by a bunch of volunteers. The children had a lovely time safely swimming here instead of in the big rollers where the serious surfers were doing their stuff!
Its threatened with closure so go visit and become to member, to save it, I learnt to swim here and hope my grandchildren will be able to whenever they come along!

Visited September 2012
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Rowena H, Public Relations Manager at Bude Sea Pool, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thanks for your support. So pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Pool. We're working hard to keep it open for the future, and free for all to enjoy. Thank you for helping to spread the word!

Rowena / Friends of Bude Sea Pool
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