This is a huge, Olympic-Size 50m long swimming pool filled with clean seawater heated to 29°C/85°F and surrounded by sheltered sun terraces. Open each year, daily from late May to early September, it offers great fun activities for families as well as quiet swims and entertainment and moonlight swims in high season (Local school holidays). There's an on-site cafe and free parking. Cool when it’s hot, fun when it's not! *Opening day Saturday 29 May first Public Session 2pm
The pool offers brilliant fun at any time, although there’s nothing quite like swimming in warm water in the rain! The pool’s buoyant seawater is filtered, treated and heated to a balmy 29°C or 85°F – for most of the summer, that’s warmer than the Med, and certainly Cleaner! There’s also a brilliant brand-new chute/slide for swimmers for the 2021 season.
Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions online pre-booking is MANDATORY and no ‘walk-ins’ are permitted.
All swimming sessions for the early season (Sat 29th May – Fri 25th June) will be one hour blocks and must be pre-booked through Live Life Aberdeenshire. The Live Life Aberdeenshire website has a link to register, as an ID number is required to book. Swimming sessions can be booked up to 6 days in advance. During the early season swimming sessions will include lane swimming, family tanks, fun sessions and aqua Zumba.
Peak season activities will be decided at a later date, depending on Scottish Government Covid-19 restrictions. In peak season 26th June 2021 – 16th August 2021 (inclusive), moonlight swims are planned for Wednesday Evenings.
The pool is located within a stunning Art Deco building which is easily accessible for visitors with a range of disabilities including wheelchair users. There’s also a hoist and friendly help available for swimmers who need it. The facility is owned staffed and operated to a high standard by Aberdeenshire council whose partners, The Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, maintain, enhance and promote the pool as well as fundraising to support the Pool.
The Pool is easily reached by public transport (bus or train) or car and is well signposted from the main Dundee – Aberdeen road and within Stonehaven, where it is located at the north end of the bay close to the beach and caravan park. (SatNav AB39 2RD)