The best public swimming pools in Hong Kong for anything from a good workout to cooling off without having to head to a hotel for a dip!
Hong Kong is small but full of easily accessible public swimming pools that suit seasoned swimmers and beginners alike. While we can’t say no to a beach day, swimming pools offer the perfect respite for a quick workout and are great for those looking to get comfortable minus the waves and saltiness. Whatever you fancy, the warmer days are ahead and we think everyone can use some time in the water, so bookmark this page for all the best public swimming pools to go for a swim in Hong Kong.
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Kennedy Town Public Swimming Pool
Easy to get to from Central, Kennedy Town’s public indoor swimming facility has both heating systems and a jacuzzi so you don’t have to worry about cooler days. And for warmer days, its outdoor pool comes with a great view of Victoria Harbour!
Opening Times: Kennedy Town swimming pool is closed on Wednesdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule.
Kwun Tong Public Swimming Pool
The indoor main pool at Kwun Tong is perfect for when you need an escape from the sun (and Hong Kong’s unforgiving heat and humidity!), while the outer area, with a second pool, two teaching pools and sunbathing space, is perfect to sit back with a good book.
Opening Times: Kwun Tong swimming pool is closed Wednesdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule.
Ma On Shan Public Swimming Pool
At Ma On Shan’s public swimming pools, there are three pools, four huge waterslides, mushroom-shaped fountains all over and a water playground. Perfect for entertaining your inner child or taking kids to.
Opening Times: Ma On Shan swimming pool is closed for cleaning on Tuesdays, click here for opening hours and schedule
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Victoria Park Swimming Pool
Another one of our go-to choice on the Island side, this swimming pool located at Victoria Park has an expansive indoor pool and a multi-purpose pool. You’ll often catch swimmers in training, which means there are blackout dates when some pools are closed so be sure to check ahead.
Opening Times: Victoria Park swimming pool is closed Mondays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule.
Pao Yue Kong Public Swimming Pool, Aberdeen
Spend your summer in this humongous pool in Aberdeen, complete with tunnel slides for the more active guests and sun loungers for those who want to chill out. The pool’s large size means it is almost never overcrowded, so you can swim in peace.
Opening Times: Pao Yue Kong swimming pool is closed for cleaning on Tuesdays, click here for opening hours and schedule.
Editor’s Note: The training pool, diving pool and children’s pool are currently closed until further notice due to insufficient lifeguards.
Kowloon Park Public Swimming Pool
Kowloon Park comes with three outdoor leisure pools, complete with a stand-out footbridge, waterfalls and sunbathing space. The outdoor area is only open from April to October, but you can always pay the indoor pools a visit!
Opening Times: Kowloon Park swimming pool is closed for cleaning on Tuesdays, click here for opening hours and schedule.
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Tai Po Public Swimming Pool
Okay, okay, this is a bit of a hike, we’ll admit. But we think three-storey high twisty water slides are worth the trek. The lines are long, but what would you expect for one of the longest water slides in Hong Kong?
Opening Times: Tai Po swimming pool is closed for cleaning on Mondays, click here for opening hours and schedule.
Editor’s Note: The diving pool and leisure pool are closed until further notice due to insufficient lifeguards.
Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Swimming Pool
You’ll find us at Sai Ying Pun more often than not (or on this side of the Island at the least), making this swimming pool a fuss-free option for an afternoon lap. There’s only a main pool and training pool, so may not be suitable for young children.
Opening Times: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park swimming pool is closed for cleaning on Tuesdays, click here for opening hours and schedule.
Editor’s Note: The swimming pool is closed until Monday, 5 June, 2023 for maintenance.
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Tai Wan Shan Swimming Pool
Perhaps one of the underrated pools on this list, Tai Wan Shan swimming pool boasts views of Victoria Harbour and has eight pools for you to cool off! You’re sure to find your own lane to go back and forth or your own corner to relax and float.
Opening Times: Tai Wan Shan swimming pool is closed on Thursdays for cleaning, click here for opening hours and schedule.
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Editor’s Note: “Where To Swim In Hong Kong: The Best Public Swimming Pools” was most recently updated in May 2023 by Fashila Kanakka.