Friends Of Bude Sea Pool

Friends Of Bude Sea Pool

Charity information

Friends Of Bude Sea Pool

The historic tidal swimming pool at Bude in North Cornwall has to fend for itself following budget cuts. The FoBSP is a volunteer group dedicated to keeping it open and free for all to use

Founded 2011

  • Mission statement

    Created in 1930, the Bude sea pool has provided safe bathing for over 80 years. It is one of the very few tidal swimming pools which is still open to the general public today. Following funding cutbacks in 2010 the Sea Pool was threatened with closure and possible demolition. The FoBSP is a volunteer charity which has taken on the Pool’s management and is working to secure the Pool’s future and to keep it free for all to use.
    The Sea Pool is a stunning, semi-natural pool created under the curve of the cliffs which fills twice a day at high tide. Access is unrestricted and free of any admission fee. Included in the town’s conservation area, the Sea Pool is ‘a significant historic feature... Which should be valued and maintained as an integral part of the historic resort town. ’ It’s important to thousands of people from across all communities: over 6000 supporters read our newsletters and many more visit the Pool each year.
    We must raise substantial funding to refurbish the fabric of the Pool and to cover the costs of life-guarding through the summer season. We need help from all Sea Pool users and enthusiasts, local businesses and visitors, to ensure that the Sea Pool thrives for at least another 80 years.

    The FoBSP is a not-for-profit community group and charitable trust. We aim to preserve, improve and enhance the historic Sea Pool at Summerleaze Beach, Bude, Cornwall, as an amenity for the benefit of the community and visitors to the town.

  • Aims

    Friends Of Bude Sea Pool aims to:

    • We aim to preserve, improve and enhance the historic Sea Pool at Summerleaze Beach, Bude, Cornwall, as an amenity for the benefit of the community and visitors to the town.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2011

    Registered Charity Number: 1143156

    Board members: 8

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 01288353137

    Address: PO Box 66Bude EX23 9ZX

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  • Exterior Wall funding

    To make much needed improvements to the concrete main outside wall of Bude Sea Pool, which... More
  • Great North Swim for Bude Sea Pool

    On 16th June 2013 Rob and Victoria took part in the Great North Swim, the largest open wat... More