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Tidal Pools


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In the first third of the twentieth century, pools were built along the east coast of Scotland by town councils eager to cash in on the burgeoning holiday market.

According to Scottish historian Eric Simpson, who learnt to swim in the saltwater pool at Buckie, almost all have gone - concreted over or allowed to crumble away.

Only the pools at Stonehaven and Wick have survived - thanks to local enthusiasts. No lifeguards, no charge.
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Swimmer descriptions

  • Added: 11/07/2017

    Stunning location, cut out of the angular rocks, just a stone's throw from the sea.

    More of a paddling pool, as it's shallow pool although may be better on a high tide, when sea fills the area all around. Fair bit of litter in the pool when I visited, collected in the corner.

    Access easy, with parking available just off the road nearby. Rocks can be very slippy underfoot.

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    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Slippery rocks. Tidal pool.

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