Important Safety Advice

When Lifeguards are not on duty, please enjoy your visit to Shoalstone Seawater Pool and the surrounding beaches and stay safe:
  • We do not recommend swimming alone
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back
  • Carry a means of help and keep it protected and attached to you at all times
  • Check the tide and weather times
  • Do not swim in the pool if thunderstorms are forecast
  • Read signs and beware of local hazards
  • If you get in trouble in the water “Float to Live”, lean back and use your arms and legs to help you float

In an Emergency call 999 or 112 for the Coastguard or an Ambulance

General Information and Parking

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 £3.50 per swim or £8 per family to help cover our running costs.

Occasionally the pool will be closed for cleaning or for special events – please check our social media channels for the most up to date information.

Lifeguards and Safety

Shoalstone Pool is supervised by lifeguards from 10am to 6pm every day throughout the summer months (May to September)


The shallow end is great for kids, and there is plenty of space for serious swimming too.


Ladders are in place on both sides of the pool for easy access and exit.


Life rings are situated at either end of the pool on the upper wall.


Please read the RNLI safety board situated by the pool entrance slip.

Opening Hours

Between May and September the pool is open 7 days a week for swimming at your own risk.


The pool is lifeguarded between the 28th May – 3rd September 10am – 6pm. Please note we close the pool fortnightly for a pool clean which are listed on our events on the home page.


Car parking is available on-site, with payments going towards pool running costs. Please be aware that the car park is camera controlled and you must pay on exit. If you forget to pay when you leave Shoalstone, please click HERE to make your payment online.

Beach Huts

We have a number of beach huts on site and these can be rented on a season-by-season basis. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a tenant.

Shoals Restaurant

Located above the pool with stunning sea views across the bay, Shoals deliver delicious freshly cooked locally sourced seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes. Tasty Scallops, Prawns, Goujons, ‘Moules Mariner’, Monkfish, Skate Wing or for meat lovers we also offer Chicken Burgers and Gourmet Beef Burgers. Look out for the daily specials board which regularly changes depending on what our fishing trawler delivers freshly caught from the sea. Click HERE to visit ‘Shoals’

Accessing the Pool and Facilities

The pool itself can be accessed via steps and a steep ramp which we are advised may be too steep for wheelchair use. Poolside facilities include a shower and changing rooms.


Sun loungers and deckchairs are for hire at reasonable rates. There are extensive decks and a picnic green overlooking the pool.

A Short walk

It’s only a 15 minute walk from Brixham Harbour to Shoalstone along the South West Coast Path where you can enjoys delightful views of the harbour, marina, breakwater and across Torbay on your way.


Animals are not permitted to swim in the pool at any time other than designated dog swim events. Dogs are only allowed on the public walkway in front of the pool office. We run at least two dog swims per year, usually prior to the start and following the end of the season.

Arriving by public transport

Brixham is well served by public transport with the number 12 bus route connecting the town to Torquay, Paignton and Newton Abbot. These buses run at 20 minute intervals throughout the day and weekend.


The number 12 service terminates in the town centre. You can then catch the number 17 bus and alight at Berry Head Road which is less than 5 minutes walk from the pool.