Entry to our top terrace is free for all ticket holders and café customers. All entry income helps us operate and maintain the pool so it remains here for years to come.
Tickets can be purchased online ahead of your visit. Due to the popularity of our Geothermal pool, we are only accepting pre-booked tickets. The main pool has a higher capacity allowing us to accept walk-ins, but booking is still advised.
Anyone going poolside (including non-swimmers) are required to pay admission. Under 4’s are free but you are still required to book them a ticket.
Please make sure you read our entry requirements before booking your tickets, especially if you are visiting with children under 12 years of age as we adhere to strict adult to child supervision ratios in line with national guidance.
If you would like help planning your trip and or have more questions about accessibility, please call us on 01736 369224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A large seawater pool holding approximatley 5 million liters of water that fills on high tides allows you to enjoy cold water swimming in a sheltered pool. It usually sits a couple of degrees warmer than the seawater temperature. Our main pool sessions are a half-day ticket split into a morning or an afternoon session. You can also upgrade your ticket to a whole day ticket if you wish.
The pool may be roped off at times to help us reduce lifeguard costs and enable us to still open our main pool during quieter sessions.
The geothermal pool is a naturally heated sea pool that reaches temperatures of up to 32 degrees. To swim in this pool you must purchase a separate swim ticket to the main pool (booking is strongly advised). Under 16’s are not permitted in the adult-only sessions and under 5’s are not permitted in at any time.
Our entry prices are here.
Enjoy your coffee with breathtaking panoramic views of our iconic Art Deco lido and Mounts Bay, there is plenty of space on our top terrace, and dogs are welcome too!
The café is open indoors, outdoors, and for takeaway. There is no need to book.
Our facilities (much of which were built in the 1930s) have been adapted for improved accessibility to enable those with additional access needs to enjoy our lido. We have ramped access into the premises from the western side entrance near the café for wheelchairs, scooters, prams, and buggies. The ramp access continues down to the poolside and into our geothermal pool. The main pool has a hoist* to help those with mobility issues into and out of the water.
Please just ask one of our staff if you’d like to use this and they can help.
* Unfortunately our hoist is currently unavailable. Please email us in advance of your visit to discuss any accessibility requirements. It will be back in action very soon!
Dogs are welcome on our café terrace but for hygiene and water safety reasons are not allowed beyond the kiosk to poolside except for on our designated ‘Dog Day’.
Guide dogs are welcome at all times.
Please do not leave dogs unattended.
Cornwall residents get a significant discount on Geothermal Pool ticket prices.
Penzance residents who live within the Penzance Town Council area are eligible for a further discount of 20% on all swimming tickets.
For both locals discount schemes you will need to bring along proof of address such as a council tax bill, driving license or utility bill to claim this discount.
See our supervision ratios on our entry requirements page.
If you are booking for a school, these visits have specific nationwide guidance about supervision ratios depending on if you are a primary of secondary school and the students’ swimming abilities. We will also arrange sufficient lifeguard cover for your visit in advance as well as a specific schools discount scheme.
Please email email@example.com to discuss your school visit needs.
For your safety, we have strict adult to child supervision ratios in line with national guidance. Please bring enough adults per child when you visit to keep them safe:
|1 adult: 1 child
|(in the water)
|1 adult: 2 children
|(in the water)
|1 adult: 4 children
All children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible person of at least 16 years who is their parent/guardian.
Ratios will be proactively checked by our ticket kiosk staff and lifeguards on entrance and on poolside. Ratios remain unchanged during fun sessions or events.
Photography is allowed poolside but not under-water, in the toilets, showers or changing areas. Please be mindful of others when taking photos and if you’re a professional photographer, permission must be sought from our ticket kiosk.
We don’t accept any liability for loss or damage of personal possessions within the pool area. We recommend leaving valuables in a safe place before your visit.
Currently under 5’s are not permitted in the Geothermal Pool due to safety concerns. We are constantly in review with Health and Safety and hope this is something we can update in the future.
We would advise that you speak to your doctor before swimming if you have any conditions that may affect your swimming ability, or for those wanting to swim in our geothermal pool, your reaction to heat. Our main pool is filled with sea water which is usually just above external sea temperatures. Our geothermal pool is heated to around 30 – 32 degrees.
In line with NHS guidance, we don’t permit pregnant women to bathe in the geothermal pool. Pregnancy does not affect admissions to the main pool.
If you suffer from epilepsy, then you should seek guidance from a doctor before swimming. If you have been seizure free for 1 year and your symptoms are controlled by medication, then we recommend swimming with a friend or someone aware of your condition. It would still be advised to seek advice from a doctor prior to swimming.
We will refuse entry if you appear under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you are on prescribed medication then you should consult your doctor before swimming.