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Jubilee Pool Penzance, TR18 4FF

About Jubilee Pool

Renowned as the UKs largest, most celebrated art deco sea water lido and geothermally heated pool. Run for the community, by the community.

You can't come to Cornwall and not swim in the sea! Get all the amazing benefits of sea swimming with the added protection of being sheltered from the dangers of unpredictable swells. With the main pool sitting at 1-2 degrees above sea temperature it makes for an amazing swim especially on sunny days.

The pool was originally designed in the early 1930s by Captain F Latham, the Borough Engineer. After a strong collaborative community effort, the pool was opened with great celebration in May 1935, the year of King George Vs Silver Jubilee.

Built upon a traditional bathing spot at the Battery Rocks near the harbour at Penzance. Cleverly designed to cope with the full ferocity of the Cornish seas, the pool is triangular with gentle curves, making it a most pleasant environment.

In 2017, the operation of the pool was taken over by Jubilee Pool Penzance Limited, a community run social enterprise in the form of a charitable Community Benefit Society. Since we have made vast modern improvements such as a building a geothermically heated section to the pool and overhauled chemicals and waste to ensure sustainability within our unique Cornish environment.

Ranging from 0.9m to 2.4m in the main pool, 0.6m in the baby pool, and 1.2m in the Geo pool - there is room for all range of swimming abilities.

Our onsite Café is back open indoors and out! We have our takeaway hatch open on our top terrace offering our seasonal picnic by the pool menu, fresh Yallah coffee and local tray bakes from St Ives Bakery. Outdoor seating along our top terrace hosts plenty of space for you to enjoy a post lock down lunch with the family and friends. Take in stunning views across our Art Deco Lido and the beautiful Mounts Bay.

We welcome you to join us for a casual swim or find out more about events and promotions through our website or by signing up to our newsletter.


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Opening Hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm

Admission Charges

Main pool:
Adults - £6.00
Junior (<16) - £4.50
Family - £6.00 per adult, £3.50 per child

Tickets for Geo and events are available online at

Information & Contact

Jubilee Pool
Battery Road
TR18 4FF


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