There is nothing more refreshing than a dip in the sea and there are plenty of bathing spots in and around Dublin. However, the pristine seawater Clontarf Pool has not been open to the general public for a while now, previously only admitting members of swimming clubs.
That’s all changed for a limited time only as the pool will open to the public for the entire month of August and after a €2.4 million renovation a few years ago the Olympic standard Clontarf Pool is looking pretty shiny and new! Plus, the view from the pool is simply unbeatable – you can swim in the chlorinated seawater and gaze out over the bay.
The pool opened way back in 1886 to host Clontarf Swimming Club’s races and waterpolo matches and there are plenty of amenities onsite, including a restaurant that boasts great reviews online called The Baths At Clontarf. So, after you’re done swimming you can sit down to a delicious meal incorporating plenty of fresh seafood, of course.
Visiting the pool
The entrance fee is the same for both adults and children – €10 per person, and you can pay via PayPal here. When paying, you need to add a note specifying the date and time of your arrival.
Slots are two hours long and Clontarf Pool will be open from Monday to Friday between 10 am & 12 pm, then again at 2 pm until 4 pm. It’s not known whether the pool will remain open to the public into September but it seems like August will be our only opportunity to visit this year and with the spurts of hot weather in Dublin this summer it seems like the perfect place to cool down.