All Swimming in Boston

Summer in the city is not complete with cooling off with a swim! Luckily, Boston has many public pools, beaches, wading pools and other ways for both kids and adults to cool off. Find a place to swim in Boston and plan your trip to a nearby beach or pool.

Best Places to Swim in Boston

Here are some swimming pools in Boston, Brookline and Cambridge that are open to the public. (updated for 2021):

In Charlestown, Clougherty Pool is located at Doherty Playground, which also has a great spray deck.

Located in Cambridgeport,  Magazine Beach’s Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool has off-street parking available.

The Reilly Memorial Swimming Pool is located at the main entrance of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

The North End’s Mirabella Pool overlooks Boston Harbor. Langone Park also has great sports amenities for kids.

In Roxbury, Malcolm X Park has Melnea A. Cass Memorial Swimming Pool open for the public.

Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool is located at Russell Field.