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Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool

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Address: | Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven AB39 2RD, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1569 762134
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Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water...

Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (84°F). Open daily 30 May - 6 September 2015. Quiet swims for adults, fun sessions for kids, toddlers' paddling pool, midnight swims during peak season (4 July - 19 Aug inc 2015). Also peak season Funday Sunday afternoon games and competitions for kids. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site cafe, ample free parking. Day tickets are valid all day! 2015 prices: Adult £5.30, child/senior £3.20, family £14.35. Midnight swims £6.90/£4.75/£18.00. 12-session & season tickets also available.

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Happy days!

Many who enjoyed summer holidays as I did in Scotland in the 1960s and early 70s will remember the various outdoor pools fondly. Our family holidays were spent in Troon, Girvan... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
anneglasg0w
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many who enjoyed summer holidays as I did in Scotland in the 1960s and early 70s will remember the various outdoor pools fondly. Our family holidays were spent in Troon, Girvan and Ayr, spending many happy hours in the (now closed) pools at Troon and Prestwick. When I went down the chute at Stonehaven this year I was no longer... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a find. Worth the round trip from Dundee. Would have spent all day here if I'd had the time. Great little cafe, water comfortably warm, clean and bright. Surprisingly uncrowded.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The pool is run by volunteers and what a superb job they do. Keep up the great work and maintain this fabulous Victorian heritage and custom.

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, Gavin M. However, the Friends of the Pool - the volunteers - don't actually run the Pool. We do work hard to enhance, maintain and promote the Pool - that means a lot of hard scrubbing, scraping and painting to ensure it looks its best for opening each year at the end of May... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

the water's salty. It's in scotland. If the pool temperature is OK, you can bet your last gallion it'll be windy.

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was so nice to take my grandsons to swim in water which was warm and didn't smell of chlorine! Finding an outdoor heated pool is like going back to my childhood and the fact that it's crystal clear, clean seawater is the icing on the cake. It's ideal for a family outing with deep and shallow sections, terraces for... More 

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you so much CRANNALAIRD. Your kind comments make all the hard work put in by the Friends of the Pool and Aberdeenshire Council's excellent staff all worthwhile. Hope to welcome you back with your grandsons again in 2017. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic open air pool with seating - you can take a picnic too! Parking just at the day and near a play park. Hot food is also served at very reasonable prices. Staff can not do enough for you. Brilliant day out.

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it! However, the Pool is now closed until May 2017 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Stonehaven Open Air Pool is the place to go on a perfect sunny day. The sea water is heated and if the sun is out its like being at the beach but in better surroundings.

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

It can also be fun in poor weather - after all, if it rains, you can't get any wetter! The Pool will open for the 2017 season at the end of May. More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Although the water is heated, the wind isn't! swimming was fine, but stand up and you get blasted by the wind which makes you feel really cold! We took our 3yo and 5yo, both had fun, but wanted out after 20min. Not bad, but watch out for flashers in the changing rooms!

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Thank haggis5329
ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

If only we could heat the wind!! Not sure what you mean about flashers. There are some cubicles as well as the communal changing area. Any inappropriate behaviour should be reported to pool staff immediately. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I was not sure initially about the venue considering the location and the weather. It was a big pleasant surprise though. The facilities where clean and spacious, the water of good quality and temperature and the kids just loved it. Much better than a closed pool where you breath chlorine and humidity.

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it. The Pool will open again for 2017 at the end of May. More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Fantastic open air salt water pool. Not really the place for lane swimming but if you want to relax around the pool, go on the very good slide or take children on a day out, then this is an excellent place to go. The complex hardly looks like it has changed since the '70s with old-fashioned changing rooms and turnstiles... More 

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it. There are lanes available at specific times. In fact some of the old fashioned features you mention date from the 1930s (the Pool first opened in 1934) and the it is an art deco listed building....there's another reason to visit once it opens again in 2017! More 

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