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“A local landmark” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bude Sea Pool

Bude Sea Pool
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Bude
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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managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn.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.
Bude, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A local landmark”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Ever since I was small this sea pool has been a catalyst for great memories. Fantastic for those not confident enough to swim in the sea or those who want to use inflatables. This place needs support though as the council have dropped it and it is now being run by a charity. Every year hundreds of tourists and locals flock here so it must be as food as I think it is.

Visited September 2012
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Added Bonus!....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

After having travelled 5 hrs by car to get to his favorite holiday destination, the look on my 6yr olds face to see the tide was out and no waves was devastating, but satisfied temporarily by an enjoyable hour or two spent in this awesome man made sea pool!.... Stunning!....

Visited November 2012
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“cold, very cold”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

But ideal for the kiddies as safe and well looked after by the life guards. In danger of being closed which would be a big shame

Visited June 2012
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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.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“beautiful pool”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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