Shoalstone Outdoor Pool

Leisure/Swimming Pool

Berry Head Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9FT
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Shoalstone Pool is a 53 metre sea water swimming Pool situated in a stunning position on Brixham sea front: one of only a few left in the country. It is built into a natural rock pool that in Victorian times was popular for bathing, and in 1896 two walls were built to retain the tidal water that flooded in.

Thirty years later, in 1926, the Pool took on its current design and had a lot of rock removed to make it deeper and add a shallow end and deep end, with a gently sloping bottom. Shut throughout the winter the Pool was opened each season by a local lady, Minnie Bowman, who jumped off the diving board wrapped in a Union Flag!

•Brixham’s outdoor seawater swimming pool is one of only a few left in the country, with large open areas to relax in and enjoy the sun. There is also a small shingle beach adjacent to the pool. There is easy access with adequate parking at the back of the pool and a nice café with superb views across the bay.
•The pool area is level
•Access is from the main road to Berry Head. There is a local bus service nearby,
•There is a disabled ramp to the promenade, but steps down from the car park to the pool.
•Dogs are not allowed onto the pool surround at all. Dogs on the promenade above the pool must be kept on their leads. Dogs may be taken onto the beach without their leads
•Warning flags
•First aid
•Shoalstone Toilets (open summer season only)
•Deckchair hire
•Shoalstone Car Park

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Opening Times

Shoalstone Pool Brixham (19 July 2021 - 30 Sept 2021)

* Exact Opening Days and Times To Be Confirmed




  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links

Attraction Facilities

  • Lifeguards (May - September)


  • Beach side refreshment kiosk
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks

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Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
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