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“Simply wonderful!”
Review of Shoalstone Pool

Shoalstone Pool
Ranked #8 of 27 things to do in Brixham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Shoalstone Sea Water Pool is an iconic feature of the South Devon Coast ... FREE to use and Enjoy! Each year, the Friends work tirelessly to reclaim this historic sea water pool from the ravages inflicted upon it by the wild winter storms and huge seas. Shoalstone Pool is one of only a few remaining sea water poolsin this country. The money raised by the Friends pays for its annual cleaning, painting and recommissioning, and also helps to build a contingency fund in the event of a major storm and any subsequent repairs needed. When you join the Friends of Shoalstone Pool, or contribute via the Square Metre Appeal or attend one of the Friends' fundraising events, you are making an important contribution to the preservation of an iconic amenity which is loved and enjoyed both by local residents and the many visitors to the region. We really welcome your encouragement!
Devon
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33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Simply wonderful!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

I've been planning to visit Shoalstone Pool for sometime and I wasn't disappointed. Wonderful pool in a fantastic setting - an absolute treat. Thank goodness the local community fought to keep the pool going. Will definitely go back again.

Visited June 2014
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Brixham
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Kids love it”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

One of the many things that make me pleased we moved to Devon! The views alone are worth a visit but the children just love being outdoors. Wet suits a must.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank GdeSBrixham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Just been for a swim here today. This is an absolute treasure & a real credit to the people who keep it going. The water was cold but you quickly get used to it. This is safe, wild swimming with absolutely stunning coastal scenery. Really worth a visit. The Council should hang their heads in shame for not supporting it properly.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“It was just being readied for the season”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

It looks wonderful, look forward to a return visit later in the season, but its at the edge of the sea in a beautiful wild landscape

Visited May 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“check times with tourist centre”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

sometimes open, sometimes closed due to no lifeguard staff, maintemance. Its had a bit of a tough time last few years due to regulations, but when its open its a real treat:- a skin-frying suntrap, with fresh new clean water twice a day as it is filled on each tide.

Visited April 2014
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