A 5ha rock pool full of marine life, great for snorkelling or just rock pooling with a net. Beach cafe.
Opening information: best at lowest tides, especially good in August and September
Facilities and additional information
A unique area - at low tide this huge rockpool is between 0 and 1 m deep. Freshwater springs keep the visibility good and the thin sandstone reef offshore shelters the Pound. Look for soft corals, sponges, a variety of crabs and other crustaceans, tube worms, Tom Pot Blennies, Sea Bass and other fish, etc. In late August look for bunches of black grapes in the water - Cuttlefish eggs, about to hatch. Café, toilets at the far western end of the promenade (US = boardwalk) close to the beach.When you emerge from the sea there is hot chocolate and chips to be had at the nearby cafe. There's even a Dotto train into the town centre.