Open-air pools to dive into this summer

Country Life Every Week - - Opinion -

• Tin­side Lido, Plymouth A dip here feels like swim­ming in a gi­gan­tic foun­tain. Right at the tip of Plymouth Hoe, Tin­side’s once-derelict semi-cir­cu­lar lido was brought back to life in 2015. Open from late May un­til mid Septem­ber (01752 261915)

• Chag­ford Pool, Dart­moor So­lar-heated, min­i­mally chlo­ri­nated and fed by the River Teign, Chag­ford re­ally sparkles. Af­ter your swim, pick up a le­mon­ade from the tea shed and dry off on the grass. Open from late May un­til mid Septem­ber (www.chag­ford­pool.co.uk; 01647 432929)

• Bude Sea Pool, Corn­wall The clos­est you can get to swim­ming in the sea with­out ac­tu­ally be­ing in it. Bude’s mag­nif­i­cent tidal pool is carved out of the rocks on Sum­mer­leaze Beach and topped up by the At­lantic. It’s open and free to use 24 hours a day, all year round, al­though bathers are strongly en­cour­aged to get their laps in at low tide (www.bude­seapool.org)

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