The Blue Pool is a magical harbour hidden in this beautiful area of seaside woodland, which has been extensively developed, is set in the heart of the village and only a stones throw away from the Main Street. Pedestrian access to the blue pool is beside Quills in the centre of the village.
It is the nearest walking area to the village and has many trails and walkways through an idyllic forested area with views of the harbour that are well worth exploring. If you pass beyond the Blue Pool itself you reach an area referred to as The Point where there is a diving board and a beautiful sun trapped bathing area as well as a pontoon from which to swim off.
A famous John Hinde postcard image of the Blue Pool.
It is largely in a natural condition, with a labyrinth of walks criss crossing it, and many stopping off and picnic points by the waters edge. The blue pool is formed where the river meets the sea, a wonderful rocky inlet which is surrounded by lush vegetation.
It is one of the many places from which to get a boat to Garnish Island and is where The Blue Pool Ferry can be found. At the top of the entrance road is situated a public toilet.