Jubilee Pool Penzance

Jubilee Pool Penzance

Penzance’s Jubilee Pool was opened in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee of George V.  Today, it is one of the few remaining 1930s lidos in the country.  In fact, measuring 100 x 73 metres on its longest axes, the Jubilee Pool is Britain’s largest surviving seawater lido. 

Jutting out into Mount’s Bay on the seafront in Penzance, the Jubilee Pool is one of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks.  With its sweeping art deco curves and bright blue and white modernist lines, it’s easy to believe it is perched on the edge of the Mediterranean!

The Jubilee Pool is open every summer from the beginning of June to mid-September, providing a fabulous venue for swimming, sunbathing or simply relaxing by the poolside.  A small ‘baby pool’ set within the main pool provides an ideal environment for children to enjoy the water in safety.

It also offers visiting families exceptional value for money - a Family Day Ticket (2 adults + 3 children) costs just £14.50 for the whole day!

Picnic tables are provided if you wish to bring your own food but there is also a delightful poolside café where you can enjoy freshly prepared food - from freshly-made coffee and tasty homemade cakes to delicious full-course meals. 

With superb views across to St Michael’s Mount to the left and to the right, the picturesque fishing village of Newlyn, the Jubilee Pool has to be one of the best places to swim in the open air - not just in Cornwall - but in the entire country.  Come and see it for yourself!

The Jubilee Pool is owned and operated by Carrick Leisure Trust for Cornwall County Council.

Why you should visit:

The Jubilee Pool was opened in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee of George V. Today, it is one of the few remaining 1930s lidos in the entire country In fact, measuring 100 x 73 metres on its longest axes, the Jubilee Pool is Britain’s larges surviving open air lido Jutting out into Mount’s Bay, the Jubilee Pool is one of the great engineering wonders of the outdoor swimming world and a famous Penzance landmark.

In addition to its architectural importance, the Jubilee Pool is also a much-loved local amenity – providing safe outdoor swimming for generations of Penzance families. It is also a major tourist attraction. With its sweeping art deco curves and bright blue and white modernist lines, it’s easy to believe it is perched on the edge of the Mediterranean.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Lifeguard cover (Spring/Summer)
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant/Cafe
  • Sea views

Tickets / Price Guides

Ticket Type Ticket Price Ticket Details
Adult £4.30 Adult
Child £3.20 Junior
Family £14.00 Family
Concession £3.70 Concession

Opening Times

May 1, 2012 - September 30, 2012
10:30 am - 18:00 pm

Directions

WHERE TO FIND THE JUBILEE POOL By car: Take the A30 west to PENZANCE. At the Tesco roundabout, follow signs to Town Centre. As you pass the British Rail train station, keep left and follow signs to the Seafront and The Promenade. Just after you cross the small swing bridge and go round the corner to the right, the Battery War Memorial is on your left, directly followed by the Jubilee Pool. You will see the decorative entrance gates with the words ‘Bathing Pool’ across the top. The pool itself is set below street level. Park in the Pay and Display car park across the road from the pool or along the Promenade. By foot: From the British Rail train station in PENZANCE, follow signs to the Seafront and The Promenade. Just after you cross the small swing bridge and go round the corner to the right, the Battery War Memorial is on your left, directly followed by the Jubilee Pool. You will see the decorative entrance gates with the words ‘Bathing Pool’ across the top.

Location

The Promenade
Penzance Cornwall TR18 4HH

What’s nearby

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