5 Best Sea Pools to Dive Into In Cornwall
If the weather isn't on our side this summer (and it hasn't been great for weeks now!), it can sometimes be too rough or chilly to swim in the sea. This is where sea pools come to the rescue! These amazing pools are built into the rocks on the shore around the coast of Cornwall and fill with natural sea water at the highest tides. They are often much warmer than the sea as they've had a chance to warm up, so they are gorgeous places to swim. Your own private pool with the best sea views!
Let's head out and find the 5 best sea pools to dive into in Cornwall...
Porthtowan Sea Pool
One you'll find the Schoose team floating in regularly, as it's just down the road from our shop! Head along the right hand side of the beach and you'll find a wonderful sea pool hidden in the rocks at the bottom of the cliff.
Summerleaze Sea Pool, Bude
A semi-natural large sea pool - we love this one as it's well cared for but still wild and free to swim in. Plus it's big enough to actually do some lengths - it's a whopping 91 meters by 45 meters in size!
Treyarnon Rock Pool
Head out along the coast path on the right hand side of the beach and not too far past the car park you'll find a sea pool in the rocks. A wall has been built to keep the water inside between tides, creating a beautiful, calm spot to swim on the otherwise rugged and rough north coast.
Bonus points for visiting Bunny's Pool in the rocks below which is a deep, natural plunge pool.
Priest's Cove Pool, Cape Cornwall
This one win's our hearts for being the most scenic (and the most westerly!) sea pool in Cornwall. It's snuggled into the cliffs at the picturesque cove underneath Cape Cornwall, looking out over Land's End and on a clear day, the Isles of Scilly.
Chapel Pool, Polperro
Heading out of Polperro on the coast path past the Blue Peter Inn you will come to some steps which lead down to the natural Chapel Pool. Perfect views and plenty of sun in this south facing pool make a great spot for a dip.
Please remember to always be careful when wild swimming and never swim alone. Watch out for tides, currents and weather conditions.