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“Brilliant iconic landmark”
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managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn.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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant iconic landmark”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Amazing place - stunning whatever the weather - day or night. Safe for kids and adults - true infinity pool when the waves are coming in

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Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a great leisure pool. We were there in February and the pool is heated to just the right temperature and it is even warm when you get out. The waves are fabulous and it is a lovely size so my boys aged 6 and 9 had a ball and we could easily keep an eye on them.

Visited February 2013
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Berkshire
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“Beautiful safe and secluded”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Visited the sea pool with children and found it to be safe, secluded and a lovely experience. We felt privileged to be able to swim in the Bude Sea Pool, knowing that there are not too many of these left in the UK. There is an extensive campaign to ensure this fab facility is kept open for all and for many years to come. (Believe it's Friends of Bude Sea Pool FoBSP and only £10 to join).

Visited August 2012
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Bude, England, United Kingdom
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“Ideal parent child swimming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

Want the enjoyment and weather of the sea but the safety of a pool - here it is!! If you have small children you can't do better because they experience the elements in a contained environment with fabulous lifeguards. All parents with small children who like to swim should come to Bude!

Visited January 2013
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“Unique, historic sea pool.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Bude Sea pool is funded by local people and is a local treasure. A safe and fun place for swimming especially when the surf. Is pumping (surfing term for BIG).

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