Brixham’s Shoalstone Pool is an outdoor seawater swimming pool and is one of only a few left in the country. It is built on a natural rock pool and was opened to the public in 1896. It has large open areas to relax in and enjoy the sun and there is also Shoalstone Beach, a small shingle beach adjacent to the pool.

Shoalstone Pool is open for general swimming from May to September. There is no entry charge, but they do ask for a voluntary donation to help cover our running costs.

There is easy access at the back of the pool and a nice café with superb views across the bay. There is a picnic area to use if you have brought your own food and drink.

For more information visit the Shoalstone Pool  Opens in a new window website.

Supervision and safety


The beach is supervised and lifeguards on duty from 10am to 6pm every day.


First aid and lost child centre available during the summer season. Lifebuoys are available all year round.

Maintenance and cleaning

Operated by

The pool is run by Shoalstone Pool Limited.


Occasionally the pool will be closed for cleaning - please check the pool's social media channels for the most up to date information.

Toilets and facilities


Seasonal (April to Oct), including disabled facilities.


Café, deckchair and sunbed hire.

Transport and parking


Moderate distance, some walking. The closest car park is Shoalstone.


Allowed all year round on the beach but not allowed onto the pool surround at all. Dogs on the promenade above the pool must be kept on their leads.

Disabled access


Limited - There is a disabled ramp to the promenade, but steps down from the car park to the pool and onto the beach.


Seasonal (April to October) disabled toilet facilities.

AddressBerry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AF

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