Jubilee Pool Penzance
One of the few remaining 1930s art deco lidos in the entire country, jutting out into beautiful Mount’s Bay, and a famous Penzance landmark.
Jubilee Pool is Cornwall’s much celebrated Art Deco lido, and is celebrating a successful relaunch with improved cafe and pool facilities in summer 2019. In February 2014, Jubilee Pool was battered by a ferocious storm which resulted in significant structural damage and as a result the pool was forced to close. In August 2014 the Coastal Communities Fund granted Cornwall Council £1.95m (as a part of a project that totalled £2.94m) which resulted in restoration of the iconic lido.
The Jubilee Pool reopened on 6 July 2019 and closes again on 29 September to finalise the new geo-thermal facilities, which are due to open in winter 2019.
The pool is triangular in shape yet with gentle curves creating a unique streamlined appearance featuring steps and Cubist style changing rooms. High, white walls protect swimmers from strong, offshore winds and form ideal terraces for spectators and sunbathers. A small ‘baby pool’ set within the main pool provides an ideal environment for children to enjoy the water in safety. A licensed poolside Café provides a range of locally sourced produce or alternatively bring a picnic to enjoy on the terraces.
The Jubilee Pool is great to visit for just an hour or perfect for the whole day! While swimming is the most popular choice, other activities such as stand up paddleboards, yoga, circuits and triathlons also take place at the pool. Deckchair hire is available.
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 in 2019!