Image above By Nigel Davies, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9309928
Blue Pool Bay is a small cove with a natural lagoon close to Llangennith, however it gets fully covered at High Tide. This little cove is reached by a rugged footpath or via Broughton Bay to the east. Both routes can be challenging, can only be accessed at low tide and are not recommended for the infirm – however, those who are able to meet the challenge will be greeted by spectacular views.
While one of Gower’s most beautiful jewels, attracting thousands of visitors every year, it can also be one of the most dangerous. with steep rugged cliffs, dangerous tides and fast-changing conditions, the RNLI attended 5 incidents there in 2018 alone. It’s definitely an area you won’t want to visit without checking tide times and weather conditions first, but bring your costume because those who reach this stunning natural wonder will almost certainly want to take a dip in the pool!
The West end of the bay is framed by a natural rock arch, known locally as Blue Pool Arch, or the Three Chimneys – however this gets completely submerged at high tide. Low tide reveals a natural rockpool, ‘the blue pool’, which is 8ft deep, separated from the sea and clearly visible at low tide, although it becomes covered when the tide is in. The beach, only visible at low tide is sandy, surrounded by cliffs.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to explore – check out this YouTube video of a family who set out to find Blue Pool one October: