Welcome to Shoalstone Seawater Pool

Shoalstone is the perfect place for a fun family day out, a quick dip or to just sit back and relax. Only a few minutes walk from Brixham and with uninterrupted views across Torbay and beyond.

Set in The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, Shoalstone Seawater Pool, a 53 metre ‘free to use’ sea water swimming pool, is one of only a few tidal pools left in the country. It is built into a natural rock pool that has been popular for bathing since Victorian times.

PLEASE NOTE:

Shoalstone is currently now closed for the season. A big thank you for all your support during 2023.

 

See you all in 2024!

Help us Save Shoalstone from the Waves…

what’s happened?

A crack is widening in the decking by the sea wall because the northwest corner of the pool is being pulled away towards the sea.

 

Every tide takes more of the 1920s concrete foundation away.
A violent storm could sweep it away overnight.
All our annual patching and repair work can no longer keep the waves back.

 

what’s next?

The engineers can stabilise the concrete and secure the northwest sea wall. The pool will be safe for the future generations.

WE NEED £500,000 TO FIX THE POOL

MAKE NOW THE TIME YOU GET INVOLVED… BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

Facilities:

  • 53 metre swimming pool: One of the largest tidal swimming pools in the world.
  • Free to use: There is no charge to use Shoalstone. You can swim, relax on the pool deck, have a picnic on the green or just sit on a bench and enjoy the views. We rely on your donations to keep Shoalstone running.
  • Changing cubicles: We have 9 free to use changing cubicles by the pool.
  • Lifeguards: Shoalstone is lifeguarded 10am-6pm every day from late May to early September.
  • Car park: We have over 60 car parking spaces available at Shoalstone. Please pay on exit at the meter before you leave.
  • ‘Shoals’ Restaurant & Kiosk: Make the most of the wonderful seafood restaurant overlooking the pool, serving the best Brixham fish from the market, and also the kiosk by the sea serving snacks, drinks and takeaway food.
  • Toilets: Located by the car park with easy access for all.

Excellent
Based on 336 reviews
Mike Page
Mike Page
2023-10-21
Super place that the council should embrace.
kathryn hanson
kathryn hanson
2023-10-17
It could do with a clean but seeing as we went the end of September then I really don't have any argument. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Katie Cook
Katie Cook
2023-09-26
we fell in love with this place. It has lovely outside changing rooms, access is via steps to this area, but parking and toilets at car park at top of steps. water was chilly but not enough to put us off as we visited 3 times in a week! do calming and views straight out to sea. Magical place.
Sandra Aston
Sandra Aston
2023-09-21
Swam on a grey chilly day. Enjoyed it. Great facilties. Vucky to be able to swim outdoors in a salt water pool thanks to the volunteers who maintain it
Philip Newcombe
Philip Newcombe
2023-09-13
Supported with a small car park, the pool and beach are a classic attraction for family usage. A nice restaurant supports the area as well.
Lucy Pettitt
Lucy Pettitt
2023-09-09
A great place for our little one to play in the seawater.

Your Seaside Adventure Awaits

 

Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer, a casual dipper, a sun worshipper, rockpooling with the kids (or big kids!) or just relaxing on the pool decks, Shoalstone Seawater Swimming Pool is a safe, free to use and enjoyable place for all.

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Shoalstone Pool is open for general swimming from May to September. There is no entry charge, but we do ask for a voluntary donation of £3.00 per swim or £8.00 per family to help cover our running costs.

VIEW OUR WEBCAM

 

Utilise our Shoalstone Seawater Pool Webcam, providing an amazing LIVE real-time view over the pool with a full panorama of Torbay.

We’d like to thank all our amazing sponsors…