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The Best Swimming Pools in Miami

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Updated: 20 April 2017

Miami is home to eternal summer, and everyone who visits or lives here pretty much lives in a bikini or shorts. If you’re looking for the perfect pool to dive into and cool off on a hot summer’s day, look no further than these pools in Miami.

Venetian Pool

This gorgeous pool in the heart of Coral Gables is filled with caverns and waterfalls for guests to enjoy, as well as beautiful architecture. The Venetian Pool has been around since 1924, and with good reason. Fall in love with this historic lagoon, perfect for those looking for water not reeking of chlorine but also not filled with dangerous marine life—not all of us like to swim with jellyfish! Grab some snacks and just tan in a nice, warm path during the summer then jump in for a cool dip. Admission ranges from $15–$20 per adult.

Venetian Pool, 2701 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL, USA, +1 305 460 5306

McDonald Water Park

This water park has water slides, a lazy river, and a wave pool—fun for children and adults alike. People like to spend lots of time here especially during the summer, when adults can relax on the lazy river and tan while children hit the slides and splash park. The snack bar has tons of tasty eats, areas are available to rent for birthday parties and other events, and the park also offers swimming lessons.

McDonald Water Park, 7505 W 12th Ave, Hialeah, FL, USA, +1 305 818 9164

Grapeland Water Park

Grapeland is fun water park located near Biscayne Bay that offers children themed play areas, like Shipwreck Island and Pirate’s Plunge, along with a lagoon and lazy river that families can enjoy together. This is a great place for adults in indulge in as well and makes for a perfect fun time out on weekend afternoons. There are water slides and tanning areas galore, as well as a tasty snack bar. A day at Grapeland will leave visitors pretty tired from all the water, sunshine, and laughs, so be prepared to head to bed early!

Grapeland Water Park, 1550 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 960 2951

Flamingo Park Pool

This public pool is perfect for both adults looking to get in some exercise and swim some laps and also for families with children looking for a water play area. There are locker rooms with showers, lounge chairs and “sunbrellas,” as well as event spaces that can be rented. The pool also offers swimming lessons for children throughout most of the year, and admission is pretty inexpensive, especially for those planning on staying the whole day.

Flamingo Park Pool, 1245 Michigan Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 673 7750


Shore Club Sundays

Those looking for an adult-only pool that’s a perfect spot for spring and summer break have to hit the Shore Club. This hotel is home to “Shore Thing Sundays,” a weekly pool party where the hungover and partied-out meet up to hang out, tan, and drink a little more after their crazy Saturday nights. Listen to tunes spun by some of the best local DJs around, have a great cocktail, and relax before taking on another week of work.

Shore Club, 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 695 3100

Soho Beach House

The Soho Beach House knows how to throw a party. During Art Basel, the hotel sets up a tent on its private beach and invites all kinds of fun events and DJs. On Sundays, the eighth-floor pool, named Ocho, comes to life with a live DJ spinning the best tunes, and people decked out in chic swimsuits spill over sun chairs. Although the pool is only accessible to house members and hotel guests, it is the place to laze around on a Sunday, get a tan, gossip with friends, and have a Bloody Mary. See all the action during Basel, or be in town for the house’s annual end-of-summer party.

Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 786 507 7900