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Brightlingsea Open Air Swimming Pool

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Address: Promenade Way, Brightlingsea CO7 0HJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 303067
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My husband and I came with our 3 children and had a lovely time. My children had fun in the pool as did we. Lovely clean pool. Kids had ice creams from the little shop in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Penny H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came with our 3 children and had a lovely time. My children had fun in the pool as did we. Lovely clean pool. Kids had ice creams from the little shop in the corner afterwards. Which sold a variety of hot and cold drinks, ice creams and snacks. Friendly staff. Only thing that lets this place... More 

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Thank Penny H
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I've been to this lido before - I like it because it is close to the beach, nice large swimming pool, convenient parking, and of course, it's great to swim outdoors with the sun on your back. Today was fine - up to a point: quite a few families around but you still had room to swim. Main gripe was... More 

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Thank jeizza
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My first visit here since I was a child ... many, many years ago!! My children found the pool too cold and it was very cold but there was a notice to say it had recently been filled so would be colder than usual. My big disappoint was that it was unclean. Food and litter on the floor and the... More 

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Thank Sally T
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Good stuff:- Pool looks clean No smell of chlorine Good lifeguards. Always active. Toilets and a shower on site. Great snack place on site. They restrict number of entries Sometimes have a giant inflatable Sun beds can be hired Child pool The main pool is huge. Very reasonably priced. Pool feels quite warm by mid August if weather has been... More 

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Thank justin s
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

There was quite a queue to get in on a hot day but plenty of room in the water, although it was really cold (colder than the sea, believe it or not, although the water was much cleaner!). Seems to be a very popular local attraction.

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Thank Kay B
Mayland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic facility right on the beach and also really good value for money. I would recommend this open air swimming pool for a day out but must be a very hot day as the pool is a little chilly. My kids loved it.

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Battlesbridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Brightlingsea for a couple of nights and took swimwear as we saw there was n outdoor pool. Very disappointed to sea the the council had considered shutting this down and that it wasn't even open during the hottest few days of the year. This would he a very good moneymaker and wasn't opening to the public untill July... More 

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Thank Penny M
Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Visited this summer, water can be cold. Changing rooms. Open play areas nearby. Easy parking. Small cafe adjacent. Reasonable prices. Usually open late May till the end of the summer holidays.

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Tiptree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Visited three times this summer, water in pool too cold on two occasions. Fortunately plenty of time for beach play and ball games on green for young children. Pool Café excellent value, extremely clean, good food and friendly Staff. No rip-off prices and good portions. First time tasted cheesy chips. Wide variety of drinks and ice cream, soft ice cream... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Took the family for lovely day out and we all enjoyed the Pool. It is a simple, clean traditional outdoor pool. Children took there floating rings and water was very cold. Great fun had by us all. We will definitely go back. Children enjoyed the cheesy chips :}. Great value for money, family ticket £10. A nice walk around the... More 

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