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Trevone Bay Sea Pool

There's a certain allure to the sea that beckons us with its vastness, its rhythmic waves, and its promise of rejuvenation. Sea swimming, the act of plunging into the salty embrace of the ocean, is more than just a recreational activity; it's a holistic experience that nourishes both body and mind.

In this blog, find out more about the Sea Swim Network, Trevone Bay Natural Swimming Pool, and our first adventure as MerFriends.


Trevone Bay Natural Swimming Pool

Trevone Bay, located on the north coast of Cornwall near Padstow, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and unique geological features, including its natural swimming pool. Last weekend I took ten MerFriends - as part of my Sea Swim Network - for a glorious dip in this pool, and what an adventure we had.

This natural swimming pool is formed by the rocky shoreline and natural rock formations that create a protective cove. Over time, the constant action of the waves has carved out a shallow, sheltered pool within the rocks, providing a safe and tranquil swimming environment for MerFolks such as us. The natural swimming pool varies in size and depth depending on the tides and weather conditions. During low tide, the pool may extend further out into the bay, revealing interesting rock formations and tidal pools. At high tide, the pool is typically deeper and ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Just be mindful of waves crashing into the pool!

This pool is not only a recreational asset but also plays a vital role in supporting local marine ecosystems. The rocky shoreline, rockpools and tidal pools provide habitat for a variety of marine life, including crabs, small fish, and sea anemones. Visitors are encouraged to respect the natural environment and avoid disturbing marine life during their swims.


The natural swimming pool at Trevone Bay is accessible to swimmers of all ages and abilities, making it a popular destination for families, couples, solo travelers, and groups such as the Sea Swim Network. The relatively calm waters and sheltered location make it an ideal spot for leisurely swims and water-based activities. Accessing the pool does require clambering across rocks that can sometimes be slippery so do be mindful of this when making your way down.

In addition to the natural swimming pool, Trevone Bay boasts stunning coastal scenery, with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can enjoy walks along the South West Coast Path, explore nearby caves and rock pools, or simply relax and take in the beauty of this coastal paradise. It is one of my favourite places to ramble and I look forward to heading back there soon for more adventures on land and sea.


Sea Swim Network

As part of my latest venture, the Sea Swim Network, I organised a meet-up for people to join me for a sea swim at Trevone Bay. I was joined by ten MerFriends for a dip and chinwag and my word, it was just divine! The azure sea left a sparkle in our eyes and as we submerged our goosebumps under the crystal clear waters, each and everyone of us beamed brighter than the sun that shone down on us. We arrived to find the tidal pool completely empty, as if I’d planned a private session just for us MerFriends. And being able to swim around just us was a complete joy. With views over Trevone and nothing but laughter and chatter, it really was a wonderful morning.

As part of my Sea Swim Network, I gave everyone the chance to vote for their preferred first meet-up swim spot, and Trevone came out well and truly on top. We were so fortunate with the weather for our gathering and as we clambered back into our clothes and sat on the rocks giddily chatting to one another, the rays warming our extremities, I couldn’t help but feel a glowy warmth from the inside out.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined me for my first Sea Swim Meet Up. Here’s to the next! Let’s just hope the weather is as perfect next time. Fancy joining the Sea Swim Network?! Click here and be sure to sign up to the Sea Swim Network newsletter to hear all the latest specific to our swimming meet-ups. Whilst there, you can also join the group page and start chatting to fellow MerFriends to organise your own swims, share swim spots, and more!


See you soon my gorgeous MerFriends! Jody x


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