Blue Pool Bay

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Blue Pool Bay is a small cove near the village of Llangennith in Gower, Wales. The cove is bordered by cliffs, and is accessible via a clifftop path and a steep, unstable path down to the beach. The beach is covered fully at high tide and takes its name from a large, natural rockpool. Rhossili Bay is nearby.[1]


The Bay is only reachable by footpath or from the neighbouring beach of Broughton Bay to the east.[2]

Pool at Blue Pool Corner
Pool at Blue Pool Corner

At the west end of the bay is a natural rock arch, called the Blue Pool Arch or 3 Chimneys. The arch is completely submerged at high tide. The eponymous rockpool is 8 ft (2.4m) deep, and was formed naturally. The pool is completely uncovered at low tide, and separated from the sea by the beach. The pool is engulfed by the sea at high tide and becomes less defined. The beach is mostly sandy and surrounded by rocky cliffs. The beach is reachable by a rough coastal path leading down from the cliffs and from Spaniard Rocks and from Broughton Bay both at low tide. The depth mentioned here differs from the depth mentioned by the reference.


  1. ^ Tom Bennett Wrecks on Welsh Beaches: Shipwrecks for Walkers in Wales If you have never heard of the Dollar Ship then you have never lived near Gower. Silver coins and cannon were deposited on the beach here (Lat 51.5946 Long -4.3003) in 1647. Bolivian 'pieces of eight' were found at Diles Lake in 1807. The name of the rocks near Burry Holmes is Spanish Rocks, where another wreck is meant to be. We cross these rocks to get to the Blue Pool. A 4 meter deep natural pool 5 meters across in the rocks about 17 minutes walk from Spanish Rocks.
  2. ^ Rachel Mainwaring (18 April 2018). "23 hidden Welsh beaches so beautiful you'll be delighted you found them". Wales Online. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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Coordinates: 51°36′49″N 4°18′01″W / 51.61365°N 4.30038°W / 51.61365; -4.30038