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Shoalstone Beach is a small shingle and rocky beach adjacent to Shoalstone Pool, a 53 metre sea water swimming Pool on Brixham sea front and is one of only a few left in the country. It is built into a natural rock pool that has been popular for bathing since Victorian times.
The beach here is very small and mostly surrounded with hard flat rocks. The small amount of sand there is was already full of people when I was there, so i’ll have to head back at some point after the tourist season is over with to get some decent shots.
The beach is made up of shingle and rocks with very little sand.
Shoalstone Pool was built on the site of a natural rock pool that people used for bathing in 1896. Two walls were built around some rocks to retain water for bathing at all times of the tide.
In 1926 the Pool was altered to more or less the same shape as it is now but with a lot of bedrock removed, a gradient bottom to form a shallow and deep end with a depth twice the height of the original.
Local people took over managing it in 2014.
- Open to the public from May to September.
- Lifeguards on duty from 10am to 6pm every day.
- Warning flags, lifebuoys, first aid, lost child centre, cafe and toilets
There’s often organised events during the summer months.
- Water’s Edge kiosk
- Shoals Café on the Lido
Access is from the main road to Berry Head. Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AH.
- Car, free parking is tricky, you might be lucky in Berry Head Road or nearby Wall park Road, though this is at the top of the hill.
- Mon-Sun 8:00am – 10:00pm
- 1 Hour £1.50
- 90 Mins £2.00
- 2 Hours £2.50
- 3 Hours £4.00
- 4 Hours £4.50
- 5 Hours £5.50
- 24 Hours £10.00
- Overnight £2.50 (Overnight: In after 10:00pm Out by 8:00am)
- Bus, There is a local bus service, Bus no.17.