Photos (above and main image) courtesy of Jubilee Pool

In Penzance, the Jubilee Pool has just opened a new ‘geothermal’ pool – the first of its kind in the UK. The Art Deco seawater lido, dated 1935, continues to offers its classic pool but now has a steamy section using warm water extracted from a geothermal well (heated to a very comfortable 35 degrees). In the interest of social distancing, tickets are limited and offered in timed slots (£11.75 per person for the geo experience). September is sold out, but there are slots available in October. More info here.

Photo: courtesy of The Wave/Global Shots/Visit Bristol

Surf’s up

The new inland surfing destination, The Wave (above), got off to a flying start when it opened in autumn 2019 – taking artificial surf to a new level as well as creating a genuine by-the-beach atmosphere. The Covid 19 pandemic stymied what would have been a fantastic first summer but the centre (at Easter Compton, north of Bristol) re-opened on August 1 and will be hosting the 2020 Korev Lager English Adaptive Surfing Open in October. Yay! More info here.

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