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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 1 week ago
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 1 week ago
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 ... 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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Berry Head Road, Brixham TQ5 9FT, England
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+44 1803 852262
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank thelastboyscout2018
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

1  Thank MarkMahoney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Ash P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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😊😊😊

Thank hoodoo38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Juliet T
Reviewed 14 August 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..

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 13 August 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

Thank janHarlowEssex
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank HCS_007
Reviewed 9 August 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.

1  Thank susanpennington
Reviewed 9 August 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

Thank craigyc2007
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S B
15 July 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
2 July 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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