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Great British Fun!

It's a sea pool and there's not many left. Use it or lose it as they say. Put a donation in the... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
thelastboyscout2018
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
Donation pool

Lovely pool of seafront on east part of town. Free but a donation is grateful. Good views and Nice... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
MarkMahoney
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Shoalstone Sea Water Pool is an iconic feature of the South Devon Coast, being one of only a few remaining sea water pools in the country. Open May to September each year, with lifeguards on duty from 10am to 6pm every day, the 50m outdoor seawater...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Berry Head Road, Brixham TQ5 9FT, England
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

It's a sea pool and there's not many left. Use it or lose it as they say. Put a donation in the tin, buy a few postcards. Yes the water is sea temperature and a tad chilly on occasion - OK all the time then!...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank thelastboyscout2018
Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thanks for your upbeat review!

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Lovely pool of seafront on east part of town. Free but a donation is grateful. Good views and Nice water good for swimming and just chilling. Snack bar on site also a restaurant.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank MarkMahoney
Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thanks!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

I could not recommend more, very old school, very relaxed and perfect if you have young children. One of the few attractions that won't have teenagers running around. Don’t go if you want water slides or excitement but perfect for a quiet day out with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Ash P
Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thanks so much for your positive review.

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Would love to have something like this on my doorstep, free to use,clean and gorgeous views. Kids nearly got frostbite though, even with wetsuits:) character building😊😊😊

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank hoodoo38
Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

😃 Thanks for the good review!

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this pool ... the sea views where awesome .... something for all .... cafe / restaurant and rock pools nearby ...... just heavenly and not crowded at all

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Juliet T
Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thanks a lot!

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Seen this online and decided to pay a visit. felt like we were abroad. kids loved it apart from a little cold. my son says he will wear his wetsuit next time..

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mark R
Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thanks for reviewing!

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Having visited the pool many times over the years and always found the pool a delight. Last week we went you couldnt see the bottom or your legs once in the water. Bottom was so slimy kept slipping. I was in there about 30 seconds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janHarlowEssex
Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment and we apologise for taking so long to respond. We are sorry you had a disappointing visit to the pool in the summer. We will do our best to make sure the situation does not happen again....More

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Swam here yesterday. The water was brackish and the walls and floor slimy. We didn't linger. Sad to see this Devon gem in such a state. Woke in the night with one eye inflamed and glued shut plus rash all over my body. These could...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment and we apologise for taking so long to respond. We are sorry that you didn’t find the pool as clean as expected. We will do our best to see that this situation doesn’t happen again, but would...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018

How on earth can a swimming pool allow dogs in? Absolutely ridiculous. We left early after witnessing 2 of the 4 dogs we saw there p'ing on everything in sight. Will not be returning. This place is now not fit for children.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to comment and we apologise for taking so long to respond. Unfortunately we can’t stop people walking along the side of the pool with their dogs because the paths through the site are public footpaths and the neighbouring beaches...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We hit on a fine day with the pool, which was a bonus. You could see the place was steeped in history. We wore aqua shoes and this was a bonus as it prevented slipping too much when walking through the pool. Although a rogue...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jean W, Volunteer at Shoalstone Pool, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Thanks!

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S B
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Thekilpinfamily | Reviewed this property |
It's a sloping pool, shallow end has a ramp and is about 0.3m deep, and the deep end is 2.0m deep. It is 53m long so deepens gradually.
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nicoleablett
July 1, 2015|
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Response from SeeItLocal | Property representative |
Hi ... Dogs: are not allowed onto the Pool surround at all. Dogs on the promenade above the Pool must be kept on their leads ... More info on our INFO page Regards Keith [Webmaster]
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