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Fantastic New Year's Day Swim

We bought tickets for the New Year's day swim which was a great experience. The pool and changing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
zippy27
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Can’t go wrong

Lovely pool and great for sunbathing. Always nice to have a cafe next door and a shack for snacks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought tickets for the New Year's day swim which was a great experience. The pool and changing rooms were lovely and warm and it was good to see so many people out and about enjoying their swim. 2 lanes were roped off for folks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zippy27
barbarella50, Guest Relations Manager at Portishead Open Air Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’ve had an amazing response to our new initiative of opening the pool for heated outdoor swimming over Christmas and the New Year with over 2000 visitors enjoying a swim over the holiday season. Thank you so much for your appreciative comments zippy27 - we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pool and great for sunbathing. Always nice to have a cafe next door and a shack for snacks, drinks and extras you forgot! Little cold but no problem on sunny days. It is a charity and rather well kept considering.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kate M
barbarella50, Guest Relations Manager at Portishead Open Air Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind review Kate. We would point out though that we maintain the water at 28c from April to October, which is warmer than most indoor pools.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place And very Well kept locals should be happy they have saved it for the community Water was nice and warm but very cold outside

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Terry_MAC_21
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Here for the Cafe Lido Local Art exhibition and delighted to see so much local talent showcased. Loved my snack looking west towards Wales across the Estuary - so peaceful considering the dangers that lurk in those waters. And then I took a look at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Popped into the cafe with my granddaughter and two dogs during our walk and couldn’t have been more pleased! The service was great, and the cake and coffee was much better than you’ll get in the well known high street chains! The staff are so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debs1403
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My first visit to this pool and I thoroughly enjoyed. Firstly there are the lovely volunteer attendants, then the warm water. The pool surroundings and the changing rooms were spotless and the shower water hot. I visited because they were running a dog swim session...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChrisR3880
barbarella50, Public Relations Manager at Portishead Open Air Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

We’ve definitely got some pics of a flying doggie - maybe yours Chris R? We’ll be posting them on social media including Trip Advisor soon. Glad you enjoyed your day. We’d like to assure everyone we do a deep clean afterwards

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We headed to the pool with some trepidation as the weather was terrible. As it turned out the lovely warm water was the best place to be in the rain. The pool and surrounding areas were clean and well kept and the staff were exceptionally...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Russgas
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Portishead Open Air Pool has been saved and is managed by some amazing Volunteers. Pool is clean and well-kept, Cafe is a great way to raise funds for the pool. Please visit and support the local volunteers in this project

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BrucieBEssexBoy
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Staff were friendly. It wasn't too expensive. Every 20 minutes everyone had to get out a d people had to Queue again to go into the pool and there were only about 60 people in the water. Which I thought was A nuisance. Also they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Love the open air pool here. Always a lovely day out being on the sea front. Have enjoyed the pool since i myself was a child now a grandmother going there with my grandchildren.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Shelley W
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Veronicasimpson
25 September 2017|
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Hi Veronica. We are sorry we only received your message today. We closed for the season on 24 September although we are running unheated sessions on Sunday mornings until Christmas. I hope you enjoyed your trip and you can... More
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Eileen E
31 October 2016|
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Response from barbarella50 | Property representative |
Hi Eileen, the cafe is open now from Wednesdays to Sundays but the pool is closed from late September to mid April. Unfortunately we can't seem to change the opening hours on Trip Advisor as the only other option is to... More
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