Important Safety Advice

Please familiarise yourself with best practise for water safety. We strongly advise that you read the RLSS Water Safety Advice linked below

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 £2.50 per swim or £6 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.

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.

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.

Accessing the Pool and Facilities

The pool 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 recently upgraded changing rooms.

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

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.

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.

Water’s Edge kiosk and Shoals Café on the Lido provide a full range of refreshments. (They are independent of the pool.)


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. 

Shoalstone Seawater Pool Location

Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9FT

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.

Contact Us

Shoalstone Pool, Berry Head Road, Brixham,TQ5 9FT

Further Information

We are always keen to hear your views and feedback. If you have something to tell us please do get in touch. New Volunteers are always welcome. We’re busy maintaining and improving the pool all year round.

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