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Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool

Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven AB39 2RD, Scotland
+44 1569 762134
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Fabulous

Visited this pool earlier this week swum at a quiet session so no music and mostly people swimming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Inver B
via mobile
WOW - an open-air heated salt water Pool

A great way to spend a few hours. Pool was warm & busy. Changing rooms a bit basic but fine. Food... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael G
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (85°F). Open daily 26 May - 2 Sept 2018. Quiet swims for adults, inflatables sessions for kids, toddlers' paddling pool, midnight swims in peak season (7 July - 20 Aug inc 2018). Chute (swimmers only) open daily. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site cafe, ample free parking. Day tickets valid all day! 2018 prices: Adult £5.45, child/senior/student with ID/spectator £3.35, family £14.80. Midnight swims £7.20/£4.90/£18.60. Family 2+2 or 1+3. 12-session & season tickets also available.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“salt water” (25 reviews)
“sea water” (33 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven AB39 2RD, Scotland
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+44 1569 762134
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"inflatable obstacle course"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this pool earlier this week swum at a quiet session so no music and mostly people swimming in a more sedate style which was perfect for us. We had a great time , the water was beautiful and warm which was a pleasant surprise....More

Thank Inver B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to spend a few hours. Pool was warm & busy. Changing rooms a bit basic but fine. Food on offer was good & not too pricey. All in all, a great day out with the grandkids!!

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends and 3 toddlers under 3. The pool is so warm it is like stepping into a bath! We were lucky enough to visit on a hot day but because the water is so warm you could go anytime and enjoy it. There...More

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here as a young child and it was jam packed . Not so busy now our weather so unpredictable . My kids love to visit and have a swim in the outdoor pool . We have even swam in the rain . Nice wee...More

Thank Talulah1313
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Where else in the North of Scotland can you swim in an outdoor heated salt water swimming pool??? Fabulous experience that challenges the senses on cooler days. Great day out.

Thank Muiryden
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is such a fun place! Although it is outdoors in Scotland the pool is warm and you don't get too cold. In the sun it is great as it is protected from wind and there is a slide so it's great fun for kids....More

Thank inamilne22
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This is an old-style open air pool - but that doesn't mean it's not good. It's well run, the facilities are quite acceptable, the water is warm and it's good fun.

Thank RealYstyck
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Visited towards the end of the season. Lovely sunny day made it all the better. It did get quite busy though and we ended up not staying very long because it was so busy.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Love my annual visit here! Visited on a Monday afternoon just before it closed for the season so wasn't too busy as kids back at school. Everyone very friendly.

Thank LizD_ABZ
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We found this place and decided it was a great idea to swim,it was very cheap and it was heated.When we got there we got in the pool and it was heated although not hot just warm the salt water was kind of a problem...More

1  Thank AriPadilla
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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at the Pool but, er, we would suggest the water is not for drinking! Even swallowing the chlorinated fresh water in an indoor pool, or the salt water in the sea anywhere would upset anyone's stomach. Certainly, we...More

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Gillie S
25 March 2018|
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Response from RealYstyck | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no, the pool doesn't open until late in May. Keep an eye on their website for more information.
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hjcArbroath_Scotland
6 August 2017|
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Response from mcamirc | Reviewed this property |
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