Blue Pool, Dorset

Tucked away between Wareham and Corfe Castle, you will find the idyllic Blue Pool. A beautiful Dorset attraction of ever changing natural colour.


History of Blue Pool

Originally a large clay bowl, dug in the mid 17th century, the clay extracted would be used to make ceramic products, smoking pipes, plates, cups and tea pots. The clay bowl was used until early 20th century, until the bowl flooded, creating Blue Pool.

‘Blue’ Pool

The term ‘Blue’ pool came about through the variously ever changing colours, caused by the very fine clay in the pool which diffracts the light. Giving colours from grey, to green to beautiful blue and turquoise.



Surrounded by 25 acres of heath, woodland, and sandy paths, which take you into a world which admires the beauty of nature.




A habitat for squirrels, rabbits, foxes, badgers and even deer, this place is full of peace and tranquility.


Opening times/Information

Blue Pool and the surrounding grounds are open from 9:30am daily.
Dogs are most welcome, however the must be kept on their lead at all times.
It is dangerous to paddle/swim in the pool (The bottom is practically quicksand!)
Plenty of parking, café, gift shop and toilets are avaliable in the grounds!


Adults: £6.00
Children (under 16): FREE
Concessions: £5.00




  1. SW_Exile
    June 5, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    I’ve never heard of this place, but now I must find it! Thankyou.

    • June 7, 2016 / 8:52 am

      It is so beautiful! Make sure you walk up high to get a good view of the pools colours! 🙂

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