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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bude Sea Pool

Bude Sea Pool
Ranked #1 of 39 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managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn.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.
Worcester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

great for kids as waves in sea can get big clean and not that cold great on a hot day to cool off with a view of the sea

Visited July 2013
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“Lovely relaxing afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

Spent a few hours at the sea pool yesterday afternoon and had a lovely time, especially good for those not confident with the sea but who would still like to swim at the beach. The water is cold but you couldn't expect anything else given that it's filled naturally by the sea. After the initial tentative steps in you get acclimatised and can choose to stay in the shallow area or go out deeper. Plenty of people were having fun jumping in and some were enjoying doing lengths. When you want to dry off you can sit out on the stone ledge and be glad not to get your towels covered in sand! There is a bit of noise from construction work nearby but it's not obtrusive.

Visited June 2013
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“great pool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

great if you get the hot weather and straying at Bude on the beach was a short walk away, otherwise just stay have a drink and something to eat on the terrace or have a walk on the beach or all area's which you walk have very beautiful views

Visited May 2013
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Bude, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A get natural facility”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Big and empty, great for long swims with lengths of 100m! Wetsuits recommended all year round - well for wimps like me anyway.

Visited June 2013
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Codsall, United Kingdom
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“Great place to have a splash”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Ideal location on the beach. My 7 year old daughter loved it paddling and splashing and it's free.
Whilst the water looks a strange it's fine and I enjoyed our first visit

Visited June 2013
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