Photo Caption: Sunset from the #seapointpool! Nuff said.
Photo by @nicci_collier
Need To Know Information
- Location: Sea Point Pavilion, Beach Road, Sea Point (Bantry Bay End of Sea Point Promenade), Atlantic Seaboard, Cape town
- Opening and Closing Times: Monday – Sunday, 7am – 6:45pm
- Average water temperature: Summer: 18 – 24°C | Winter: 12 – 15 °C
- Cost: R17 per child | R31 per adult | Free for pensioners | **NB: Prices and operating hours are subject to change without prior notification. Please contact the office on 021 434 3341 for further information.
- Picnics: Yes
- Braai area: No
- Lifeguards: Yes
About the Sea Point Pool
Just a few kilometers to the west of the CBD is one of Cape Town’s most beautiful public pools. The Sea Point Pool (also known as the Sea Point Pavilion) is set right on the Sea Point beachfront with a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and a spectacular coastal outlook. The Sea Point Pool boasts a 50-meter Olympic size swimming pool, two kiddies splash pools and a deep diving pool with springboard diving equipment including a 5m diving board. From serious squad swimmers to teens, families with babies and young kiddies, and even young-at-heart golden oldies, the four pools cater to everyone.
As its built right on the Atlantic Ocean, the pools are crystalline, and circulated with filtered sea water and minimum chlorine levels to maintain an environment-friendly facility for all.
photo by Clyde Thomas
Sea Point Pool History
The Sea Point Pool facility dates back to the 1950’s and used to be a whites-only public amenity. It was only after the Apartheid laws were lifted that the pool became accessible to people of all ethnicities, races, and cultures. Today you will find a diverse mix of locals and tourists, young and old, enjoying a day of swimming and soaking up the Cape Town sunshine with friends and family.
Operating hours | Popular times
Besides its prime location, stunning views, and everyone-is-welcome vibe, one of the Sea Point Pool’s main allures is the fact that it is open to the public all year round – Come rain or shine! Weekends and summer holidays are lively and buzzing with locals and travelers eager to take a refreshing dip in the cool Sea Point Pool waters. As the pools can get incredibly busy during these times, it is advised that you arrive at an enthusiastic hour to claim your sunbathing spot on the lawn or your family retreat under a tree.
As all of the Sea Point Pools are unheated, only a few brave and dedicated swimmers brace the cold pool water during Cape Town’s winter season.
Facility opens: 7 AM
Public to exit water: 6:30 PM
Closed: 6:45 PM
The Sea Point Pool facility has four changing rooms available with toilets, showers, and lockers for your convenience. Lifeguards are always on duty to ensure the safety of all swimmers. There is a small kiosk inside the facility which offers a limited selection of snacks and refreshments in case you get hungry and thirsty. If you’re craving a delicious soft serve, a fresh juice, or some lekker slap chips, there are some amazing food and drink stands at The Pavilion.
Alternatively you can bring your own snacks and refreshments along and enjoy a lovely picnic on the lawns at the Sea Point Pool.
- 1x main swimming pool
- 1x children’s swimming pool
- 1x diving pool
- 1x fun pool
- 4x changing rooms with toilet, shower and lockers
Sea Point Pool specs and information:
|Main Pool||Diving Pool||Fun Pool||Kiddies Pool|
Want to check out other public swimming pools in the city? Read our post: Lucky Dips: Special Swims in Cape Town’s Pools
Looking some a more natural experience? Check out our post on Cape Town’s tidal pools.
Things to do & see along the Sea Point Promenade
The vibrant Sea Point Promenade stretches along the Atlantic Seaboard coastline for approximately 8 – 11km between Sea Point and Mouille Point.
Attracting families, fitness-enthusiasts, strollers, dog-walkers, joggers, cyclists, skateboarders, rollerbladers, eager travelers, avid adventurers, and everyone in between, the Sea Point Promenade has something for everyone to enjoy.
Besides the Sea Point Pool, here are some of the top things to do and see along the Sea Point Promenade:
- Putt-putt course (mini golf)
- Children’s play parks on the lawns
- Benches ideal for scenic ocean-gazing
- A maze
- Outdoor gym
- Fun kiddie’s train ride located near the historic lighthouse on the Mouille Point side
- Remarkable collection of public art installations scattered along the promenade
- Variety of ocean and land-based experiences and adventure companies
- The renowned Green Point Lighthouse at Mouille Point
- There are several incredible restaurants, bars, eateries, and ice-cream shops located along the Sea Point Promenade
- The Sea Point Promenade is one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset as well as enjoy amazing sightings of Cape Town’s Marine Big 5 (dolphins, whales, mola mola sunfish, Cape Fur Seals and African Penguins).