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Published February 17th 2016
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St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool, swimming, Dunedin,
St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool - image taken by writer

Cooler weather is not enough to stop anyone swimming at St Clair Beach, Dunedin. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this outdoor salt water pool remains a balmy temperature (28 degrees centigrade) and is a popular spot for all ages to have fun, exercise and keep fit.

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Overlooking the Pacific Ocean - image taken by writer

After dipping our toes in the icy sea, our family quickly decided that the hot pool would be a much more pleasant swimming experience for us. The kids loved watching seals swimming in the bay, and trying out the paddling pool while the adults managed to swim a few laps of the 25 metre lane-pool. The St Clair Salt Water pool itself was originally built in 1884, and was fully renovated and re-opened for public use, complete with new change facilities in 2001.

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St Clair - image taken by writer

This really is the perfect place to take a dip, particularly if you find the ocean temperature unbearably cold. St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool opens during spring, summer and autumn, however the café remains open year round (9am - 5pm). This enclosed café has excellent views across the bay and is a great spot to watch the surfers. They serve hot drinks, soup, snacks, cakes, and ice cream.

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Cafe - image taken by writer
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Why? Rock pool with an amazing view
When: October - March: 7am - 7pm
Phone: 455 6352
Where: The Esplanade, St Clair
Cost: Adults: $6.20
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by Bastion Harrison (score: 4|12630) 2522 days ago
Looks a lovely spot to swim
by Seafarrwide (score: 3|1940) 2529 days ago
Magnificent view! A good way to enjoy water at the ocean or inside a fresh water pool. I guess, it would be a perfect place to enjoy long walks by the beach!
by unvrso (score: 1|95) 2532 days ago
Looks nice!
by Adrian Kmita (score: 2|168) 2521 days ago
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