Blue Pool Bay (Bluepool Corner)
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Blue Pool Bay is one of the Gower Peninsula's prettiest bays and also one of the quietist. This is thanks to the fact it can only be reached on foot from Broughton just under a mile away. It also helps that the little bay lies between the vast expanses of Rhossili and Broughton beaches which can soak up any number of visitors.
The bay at Blue Pool is like a rocky bite out of the coastline which has been filled by a stretch of pristine golden sand. The name of the beach comes from a supersized rock pool (about 15ft across) on the eastern side of the bay. The Blue Pool was once said to be bottomless, although this is not the case it is up to 8 metres deep at high tide. This makes it popular for diving / tombstoning - although this is never without risk.
The cliffs on the other side of the bay are home to the "Three Chimneys", a naturally formed series of sea arches. Near here golden doubloons from a Portuguese shipwreck were discovered in the 18th century. In an attempt to find more of these valuable coins some of the cliffs were blasted and the marks are still visible today.
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OS grid ref.
SS 4083 9305
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