La Valette Bathing Pools

La Valette, St Peter Port, GY1

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For more than 150 years, the residents of Guernsey have been able to enjoy La Valette bathing pools on Guernsey’s east coast. Since 1865, La Valette bathing pools have offered a safe and contained area for salt water swimming, suitable for the whole family!

The water in the pool comes directly from the sea at high tide. The height of the walls allow a certain amount of water to remain in the pool as the tide lowers. The walls also stop an excess of seaweed or sea creatures finding their way into the pools. In its earlier years, the pools were often visited by many people of great significance, including legendary “Les Misérables” writer Victor Hugo and famous Renaissance painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir - it is also said that the artist, Monet, swam there too!



Facilities & Amenities

  • Public Toilets
  • Changing rooms
  • Parking - 10hr parking available. Approved parking zone for motorcycles (23hrs)
  • Accessible bay
  • On bus routes - approx 15 mins walk to Bus Terminus served by all bus route