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St Clair Pool

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Business Type: Hot Salt Water Pool

Price: 6.00

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It’s a spectacular spot with waves crashing onto the boulders below and surfers catching the breaks in the background. It's particularly suited for people who love swimming in salt water, but don't want to endeavour the cooler sea waters.

Address: Second Beach Rd, St Clair Dunedin, New Zealand 9012 Dunedin & Otago

Phone: view phone+64 3 455 6352

Free Phone: view phone+6434556352

After Hour Phone: view phone+6434556352

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It is the only surviving salt water pool of several in Dunedin from the late 1800s.

St Clair Pool is an outdoor hot salt water pool built on a beautiful site at the southern end of St Clair beach.  It is particularly suitable for those who love swimming in salt water, but may not wish to venture into the brisk ocean water. The pool is heated to 28 degrees Celsius and is a mixture of salt and chlorinated water.

The Salt Water Pool was opened in 1884 and heating was added in the 60s. The pool was upgraded in 2000/2001 and now features a paddling pool for toddlers, new changing facilities, a disabled change area and an office building providing shelter from the weather. A cafe operates year round at the facility. It is open from 9am-5pm daily.

About the pool

Temperature: 28 degrees Celsius
Depth: 1.1m - 1.4m
Features: 25m, 6 lanes, Toddlers pool, disabled changing area, cafe
Access: Stairs
Activities: Lane Swimming, Aqua Jogging, School Swimming, Playing and Relaxation

Hours of work

St Clair Pool opens for the summer season on the 1st October and closes on 31st March
- Monday - Friday, 6.00am - 7.00pm
- Saturday & Sunday, 7.00am - 7.00pm


At the southern end of St Clair Beach, under the shadow of Forbury Hill, lies the St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool, an open-air public swimming pool nestled within rocks just metres from the ocean.

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