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Heated Olympic sized Pool and Lido

Opened in 1934, Stonehaven Open Air Pool is the UK's only art deco Olympic sized sea water lido. The water is heated and is open from late May to early September. Paddling pool, Splash Cafe and a new chute opened in 2021!

Secret Swims!!

GREAT NEWS - As the pool is now ready for the season ahead, it is going to be open from today, 14th May until 24th May from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm daily, ahead of our official opening on 25th May. There will be no advance booking available for these 'bonus' days - just turn up and pay at the door.
From 25 May, Opening Times will be different this year. There will be no difference between the seasons. We will open at 10am every day. It will be like High Season all summer. Some of the website is not yet updated but will be ASAP.

Opening Times

What's on at the pool

Fun for everyone!

  • Fun sessions for kids, paddling pool for under-8's

  • Quiet swims and lane swimming sessions

  • Sheltered sun terraces; water normally warmer than the Med!

  • Live entertainment at weekends

  • Moonlight swims - swim beneath the stars to disco music

  • On site cafe with lots of FREE parking

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Become a Friend of the Open Air Pool

Formed in 1994 as a community group to fight the threatened closure of the Pool, "The Friends" is now Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) which works in close partnership with Aberdeenshire Council.

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