Tynemouth outdoor swimming pool was first opened on 30th May 1925 and was once one of the area’s favourite and most prestigious attractions. It was automatically filled by the incoming tide and was for many years a popular venue for local families and holidaymakers until the late1970s.

In 1996 the council made an effort to revamp Tynemouth Pool under the guise of converting it to a ‘rock pool’ by scattering large stones and boulders throughout. This was a disastrous failure and, as the neglect continued, what was once a fine outdoor lido soon became a controversial eyesore.

A local group was formed under the name ‘Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool’, and they are currently working with the council on viable plans for the future development of the pool.

Watch this space……..

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