Tollesbury Parish Council, Woodup Pool, View Of Salt Water Woodup Pool

Woodup Pool

Tidal pool for swimming and supervised water sports


Woodup Pool is a salt water amenity pool with an area of sand at one end. There is also a grassed area with picnic tables and two BBQs. A portable toilet is provided between June and September. Public toilets are also available at Woodrolfe Green Car Park.

Woodup Pool is used at your own risk and children should be supervised at all times as there are no lifeguards in attendance.

The road is liable to tidal flooding, please take note of signage, parking restrictions and tide times.


The Woodup Pool Season is due to start 26th May 2023.

Rules and Regulations:

  • Please leave the pool, as you would wish to find it
  • Please familiarise yourself with the information signage
  • Place take your litter home with you or use the bins provided
  • Children to be supervised at all times
  • Strictly no dogs allowed
  • No riding of bicycles and motorcycles
  • Please note, there are parking restrictions during weekdays, weekends and Bank Holidays. Please use the car park at Woodrolfe Green. Please do not park in the car parks of local organisations/business or on the yellow lines, enforcement officers regularly patrol the area.
  • The water is changed on Spring tides, which is approx every two weeks
  • For the well being of others, please do not enter the water if suffering from any infectious or contagious disease
  • When using inflatables, paddle boards etc. please be aware of swimmers.

Tide Timetable:

Tides can vary and these predictions are used entirely at your own risk. Please refer to our home page;

Outlook and Tides

Reserved Use:

Please note, Woodup Pool will also be used for kayaking activities for 2023 on the following dates.
Most of the pool will be sectioned off, leaving a small area for paddling only.

Between 9am and 5pm

March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
April 19th and 26th
May 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th
June 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
July 5th, 12th, and 19th
September 6th, 13th, 21st and 27th
October 4th, 11th and 18th
November 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th


Between 6pm and 8pm

May 10th and 17th

Between 5pm and 9pm

June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 19th, 23rd and 30th
July 17th

Useful information:


  • Picnic area
  • BBQ
  • Toilets
  • Saltwater swimming

Please Note

  • No Lifeguard
  • Parking at Woodrolfe Green Car Park
  • Road Liable to Flooding

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