Jubilee Pool Penzance
Jubilee Pool is Cornwall’s much celebrated Art Deco lido, and is celebrating a successful 2016 season after a two year closure. 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 is open every summer from the end of May to mid-September. 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 2018!
The first stage of exciting plans to heat a section of Jubilee Pool using geothermal energy began in early 2018. Drilling of a 1.4km deep geothermal well has started which will enable visitors to enjoy bathing in waters of around 35°C in a section of the pool. It will become the first facility of its kind in the country to be heated using geothermal energy.
The new heated section will hopefully open to the public in the summer of 2019. The innovative process involves drilling a geothermal well to a depth of 1.4km and drawing up water that has been heated by the surrounding ground using a small pump. The heat is then transferred to water in adjacent pipes which flow into the pool.