‘Visit Give Protect’ in support of Bude Sea Pool

We are committed to sustainable tourism in our local community and are proud to be working in partnership with the Friends of Bude Sea Pool (FoBSP), a local charity founded to preserve, improve and enhance Bude Sea Pool as a free semi-natural amenity for generations to come.

Visitor Giving is a means of helping ensure the unique environment and special surrounding of Bude Sea Pool can be enjoyed for generations to come.

When our visitors book a Beach Hut on Summerleaze or Crooklets Beach, they will be invited to ‘Visit Give Protect‘ in support of Bude Sea Pool by making a charitable donation of 15p per day.

We are working with all of our affiliated accommodation providers to incorporate ‘Visit Give Protect‘ to their booking systems on the VisitBude website – allowing all of Bude’s visitors to make a donation when booking accommodation in Bude, thus extending their supporting of this fantastic charitable organisation.

Tracey Robinson, FoBSP Visitor Giving Co-Ordinator said…
Visitor Giving is a simple way of inviting voluntary donations from visitors, inspiring them to give a little something back to looking after the places they love. Our Visitor Giving programme harnesses the goodwill of visitors and businesses alike by joining together to help provide the essential funds that Bude Sea Pool needs to remain open, free and safe for everyone to enjoy. It helps to connect visitors, locals and businesses alike with Bude Sea Pool in a positive and meaningful way and helps build awareness of its natural wonders.”

…about Bude Sea Pool

Bude Sea Pool is a beautiful, part natural, part man-made swimming pool in the rocks at Summerleaze Beach. Created in 1930, the Sea Pool has provided safe bathing at Bude for over 80 years. It is one of the very few tidal swimming pools which still remains open to the general public today and is open throughout the year, free for all to enjoy. The Pool is topped up by the sea at high tide each day.

The Sea Pool is managed by the Friends of Bude Sea Pool, a local volunteer-run charity. FoBSP depend upon donations, grants, sponsorship and membership contributions to fund the Pool’s upkeep.

The Sea Pool is manned by FoBSP staff during the summer season at different times, depending on the tides and weather conditions. When the FoBSP flags are flying, Sea Pool staff are on duty and will be happy to help you. 

The FoBSP have taken reasonable care to ensure the Sea Pool is safe for you to enjoy. As it is a natural pool the environment changes with the tide, so please make your own assessment of the Pool before use. The FoBSP request that you enjoy this facility responsibly, and consider the well-being of other users and the surrounding environment. Children must be supervised by an adult and must not be left unattended. Dogs should be kept on a lead and are not permitted to enter the Pool.

There may be groups using the pool such as the RNLI and the Bude Surf Lifesaving Club, and on very rare occasions the Pool may be closed for maintenance or for organised events.

How big is Bude Sea Pool?
Bude Sea Pool is around 91m long and 45m wide, although because it is a semi-natural structure these are only approximate measurements.

How deep is Bude Sea Pool?
The sea washes in twice a day, refreshing the water, and also bringing in sand and stones. It is hard to say exactly the depth in a given area, so please be extra careful when entering, and please don’t dive into the water.

How warm is the water in Bude Sea Pool?
The water temperature varies from around 11C in April through to 18C in August and September. That can feel quite chilly, so you may want to take your time to acclimatise to the temperature, or wear a wetsuit.

W: www.budeseapool.org

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