CNN has named the world’s best tidal and oceanside pools and Kits Pool made the grade.

Cooling off on a hot day at the beach doesn’t have to involve braving the surf. Whether it’s a man-made bath or a natural pool hewn into a cliff face, these beautiful spots by the coast offer the chance for a perfect summer dip without the need to keep an eye out for kayakers and kite-boarders.

Kitsilano Pool, Vancouver, Canada

Open from May until mid-September, Kits Pool is the longest pool in North America, stretching out a massive 137 meters (150 yards). The salt water is pumped in from the Pacific, with three separate sections — one for kids and families, another for lane swimmers and a third for adults looking to chill in the water. The pool is wheelchair accessible and even offers aquatic wheelchairs and a dedicated pool lift. The pool is easily reached by car or the False Creek Ferry service, which docks at Vanier Park, a short walk away.

Great to see Kitsilano’s favorite pool get some global recognition!

Last modified: August 26, 2019

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