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Review of Bude Sea Pool

Bude Sea Pool
Ranked #1 of 44 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managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a not-for-profit charity that took over the facility when public funding was withdrawn.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.
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Got to be a must for kids of all ages
Charity run pool as the council wanted to knock it down health and safety Well it is Britain after all !

Thank advance11
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

I must admit to some bias here as I learnt to swim in this pool in1939. Thanks to some dedicated volunteers this is still available to all and FREE.Safe swimming at low tide.P.S. they still need funds to maintain it.

Thank alan g
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Firstly, I don't use the pool but I do walk past it a few times each week. The water changes, as you would expect, twice a day with the tides. There is a RNLI Lifeguard sitting in a little hut above the pool looking out over Summerleaze Beach and the Sea Pool during the summer months. It is not heated and relies on the temperature of the sea water, although during the summer the water is trapped and warms naturally.

About 2 years ago, in one of their regular cost cutting exercises, Cornwall Council attempted to close the pool. Local residents banded together and formed a Trust to save the pool for years to come. It is one of the few remaining sea pools in this country and it is there for your use.

This is a summer holiday that the children will remember for years to come, so please visit and use this sea pool, courtesy of the local residents, it's free.

Thank Comsi167
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The location was perfect for being able to enjoy the sea without worrying about the strong currants that are in the open sea. Meant I could enjoy the water with my children and enjoy sun bathing whilst they did their own thing with no worries.

Thank mosey03
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Came here last week and have lovely chilhood memories here on family holidays , lovely place and is looked after by the staff.

Thank louise h
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