Where To Find Outdoor Swimming Pools in Seoul

It’s warming up and getting humid and you’re ready to swim in Seoul, Korea. Summer in Korea can be hot hot hot and there are only so many ways to cool off. Hopefully you have some time to head to the awesome beaches in Korea. But if you don’t, there are still plenty of ways to get wet and wild in Seoul. Let me help you dive into the best outdoor swimming pool in Seoul. From Han River swimming pools to hot spot hotel swimming pools, you’ll find everything from the most family friendly to the trendiest places to lounge about poolside in Seoul.  Get ready to go swimming in Seoul, Korea at this outdoor swimming pools: (This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.) Han River Swimming Pools The Han River Park system is amazing throughout the year, but come summer, water fills the swimming pools and it becomes even better. Bonus, they’re not all exactly the same. If you can’t get out to the beach towns in Korea, then plan to spend some time at the different swimming pools on the Hangang riverside. The Han River becomes a haven for water lovers in the summer. Be sure to check out the other watersports, boating, and yachting options on the Han or rent some bicycles and take in the views that way this summer. What to know before you go If you plan to visit a Han River swimming pool this summer in Korea, here are a few things to be aware of to help you plan your trip. The Han River swimming pools are public swimming pools in Seoul and thus are very budget friendly. The public swimming pools along the Han River usually open from mid-June until the end of August. Hours are usually from 9:00am ~ 7:00pm with 15 minute breaks every hour. Do not bring anything glass to the poolside. You can bring food, drinks, and lunch along with you.  Private tents are allowed. I recommend taking your own shade as the parasols at each park usually get grabbed very early in the morning by families. Outdoor showers are available and indoor changing spaces are available at most pools as well. Be aware that swimming caps are required and rubber tubes and other gear like flippers and snorkels aren’t allowed.  Looking for the larger pools? Head to Ttukswom, Yeouido, Gwangnaru, and Jamwon. Want shallower kid-friendly options? Head to Nanji or Yanghwa. Nanji Waterpark (난지한강공원물놀이장) The cheapest infinity pool in the city you’ll find. Extremely kid friendly with a depth of only 0.8 meters. Address: 162 Hangang Nanji-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울 마포구 한강난지로 162) Ttukseom Han River Swimming Pool (뚝섬한강공원수영장) The most popular of the Han River swimming pools. Equipped with water slides, water cannons, and an aqua ring. Address: 112 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (서울 광진구 자양동 112) Yanghwa Han River Swimming Pool (양화지구 한강야외수영장) Features a pool structured like streams and a separate area for sunbeds and umbrellas. This might be the closest to a club vibe among the Han River pools. Address: 99 Nodeul-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (서울 영등포구 노들로 99) Yeouido Han River Swimming Pool (여의도 한강공원 수영장) The largest of the Han River swimming pools and can accommodate up to 3,600 people. Features a kiddie pool and adult pool and a 4 meter water ring. Address: 82-3 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (서울 영등포구 여의도동 82-3) Mangwon Han River Swimming Pool (망원한강공원 수영장) Features a baby pool, a youth pool, and an adult pool so you can be like Goldilocks and find the pool that is juuuuuust right. Great for families with a lot of space to spread out. Address: 312-6 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울 마포구 망원동 312-6) Jamwon Han River Swimming Pool (잠원한강공원수영장) This Han River pool also features an adult pool, a youth pool, and a kiddie pool making it very family friendly. There are parasols available, but they go fast so bring your own tent to this poolside. Address: 145-57 Jamwon-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울 서초구 잠원로 145-57) Jamsil Han River Swimming Pool (잠실한강공원 수영장) Surrounded by Lotte World Tower and other high rises, you’ll have quite an urban oasis vibe here. Enjoy the pools, fountains, and other features here. Address: 65 Hangaram-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울 송파구 한가람로 65) Gwangnaru Han River Swimming Pool (광나루한강공원수영장) Find water ball, pedal boats, water slides, and more here especially for the kids to enjoy. Kids must wear life vests at all times at this very family-friendly swimming pool in Seoul. Addrss: 39 Olympic-ro 89-gil, Gangdong-gu, Seoul (서울 강동구 올림픽로89길 39) Hotels with Outdoor Swimming Pools in Seoul Grand Hyatt Seoul Swimming Pool An Olympic-sized pool with an exquisite view out over the city. The Grand Hyatt Seoul is one of the most popular hotels in Seoul and the pool is only open to hotel guests or gym members so you might need to plan a staycation this summer. That said, during the summer, look out for special swimming pool promotions and packages so you can take

Where To Find Outdoor Swimming Pools in Seoul

It’s warming up and getting humid and you’re ready to swim in Seoul, Korea. Summer in Korea can be hot hot hot and there are only so many ways to cool off. Hopefully you have some time to head to the awesome beaches in Korea. But if you don’t, there are still plenty of ways to get wet and wild in Seoul. Let me help you dive into the best outdoor swimming pool in Seoul. From Han River swimming pools to hot spot hotel swimming pools, you’ll find everything from the most family friendly to the trendiest places to lounge about poolside in Seoul. 

Seoul swimming pool

Get ready to go swimming in Seoul, Korea at this outdoor swimming pools:

(This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a certain percentage of a sale if you purchase after clicking at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.)


Han River Swimming Pools

The Han River Park system is amazing throughout the year, but come summer, water fills the swimming pools and it becomes even better. Bonus, they’re not all exactly the same. If you can’t get out to the beach towns in Korea, then plan to spend some time at the different swimming pools on the Hangang riverside. The Han River becomes a haven for water lovers in the summer. Be sure to check out the other watersports, boating, and yachting options on the Han or rent some bicycles and take in the views that way this summer.

Han River Swimming Pool Map, Seoul, Korea

What to know before you go

If you plan to visit a Han River swimming pool this summer in Korea, here are a few things to be aware of to help you plan your trip.

The Han River swimming pools are public swimming pools in Seoul and thus are very budget friendly.

  • The public swimming pools along the Han River usually open from mid-June until the end of August.
  • Hours are usually from 9:00am ~ 7:00pm with 15 minute breaks every hour.
  • Do not bring anything glass to the poolside.
  • You can bring food, drinks, and lunch along with you. 
  • Private tents are allowed. I recommend taking your own shade as the parasols at each park usually get grabbed very early in the morning by families.
  • Outdoor showers are available and indoor changing spaces are available at most pools as well.
  • Be aware that swimming caps are required and rubber tubes and other gear like flippers and snorkels aren’t allowed. 
  • Looking for the larger pools? Head to Ttukswom, Yeouido, Gwangnaru, and Jamwon. Want shallower kid-friendly options? Head to Nanji or Yanghwa.

Nanji Water Playground, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea

Nanji Waterpark (난지한강공원물놀이장)

  • The cheapest infinity pool in the city you’ll find.
  • Extremely kid friendly with a depth of only 0.8 meters.
  • Address: 162 Hangang Nanji-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울 마포구 한강난지로 162)

Ttukseom Han River Swimming Pool (뚝섬한강공원수영장)

  • The most popular of the Han River swimming pools.
  • Equipped with water slides, water cannons, and an aqua ring.
  • Address: 112 Jayang-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul (서울 광진구 자양동 112)

Yanghwa Han River Swimming Pool (양화지구 한강야외수영장)

  • Features a pool structured like streams and a separate area for sunbeds and umbrellas.
  • This might be the closest to a club vibe among the Han River pools.
  • Address: 99 Nodeul-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (서울 영등포구 노들로 99)

Yeouido Han River Swimming Pool (여의도 한강공원 수영장)

  • The largest of the Han River swimming pools and can accommodate up to 3,600 people.
  • Features a kiddie pool and adult pool and a 4 meter water ring.
  • Address: 82-3 Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul (서울 영등포구 여의도동 82-3)

Seoul swimming pool

Mangwon Han River Swimming Pool (망원한강공원 수영장)

  • Features a baby pool, a youth pool, and an adult pool so you can be like Goldilocks and find the pool that is juuuuuust right.
  • Great for families with a lot of space to spread out.
  • Address: 312-6 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울 마포구 망원동 312-6)

Jamwon Han River Swimming Pool (잠원한강공원수영장)

  • This Han River pool also features an adult pool, a youth pool, and a kiddie pool making it very family friendly.
  • There are parasols available, but they go fast so bring your own tent to this poolside.
  • Address: 145-57 Jamwon-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul (서울 서초구 잠원로 145-57)

Jamsil Han River Swimming Pool (잠실한강공원 수영장)

  • Surrounded by Lotte World Tower and other high rises, you’ll have quite an urban oasis vibe here.
  • Enjoy the pools, fountains, and other features here.
  • Address: 65 Hangaram-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul (서울 송파구 한가람로 65)

Gwangnaru Han River Swimming Pool (광나루한강공원수영장)

  • Find water ball, pedal boats, water slides, and more here especially for the kids to enjoy.
  • Kids must wear life vests at all times at this very family-friendly swimming pool in Seoul.
  • Addrss: 39 Olympic-ro 89-gil, Gangdong-gu, Seoul (서울 강동구 올림픽로89길 39)

Seoul swimming pool


Hotels with Outdoor Swimming Pools in Seoul

Grand Hyatt Seoul Swimming Pool

Grand Hyatt Seoul Swimming Pool, Seoul, Korea

An Olympic-sized pool with an exquisite view out over the city. The Grand Hyatt Seoul is one of the most popular hotels in Seoul and the pool is only open to hotel guests or gym members so you might need to plan a staycation this summer. That said, during the summer, look out for special swimming pool promotions and packages so you can take a dive.hamil

Banyan Tree Seoul Swimming Pool

Banyan Tree Seoul Swimming Pool, Seoul, Korea

The Banyan Tree Club & Spa is a private members club and public pool. The pool here tends to be much quieter and more private than other experiences you’ll find around the city. If you’re looking for an exclusive experience, this is where you’ll want to head this summer in Seoul.

The Shilla Hotel Swimming Pool

The Shilla Hotel Swimming Pool, Seoul, Korea

A beautiful and trendy hotspot, The Shilla Hotel similarly only allows guests and gym members to take dips in their pool but look out for special summer discounts and packages and you can get lucky with an awesome Hocance, or Hotel + Vacance, as the locals like to say.

Hamilton Hotel Swimming Pool

Hamilton Hotel Swimming Pool, Seoul, Korea

While most hotel pools are private, Hamilton Hotel keeps their swimming pool public and can get pretty busy because of that. If you are looking for an outdoor hotel in Itaewon, this is the spot for you.

Vista Walker Hill Swimming Pool

Vista Walker Hill Swimming Pool, Seoul, Korea

More like an aqua park, there are two kiddie pools, a full sized pool, and a river of sorts. This pool is open to the public and fun fun fun! Plan a stay and just enjoy the whole weekend. Vista Walker Hill is an awesome stay away.


Other places to get wet and wild

While there aren’t a TON of outdoor swimming pools in Korea, you will find a ton of fountains shooting out water and what are called “water playgrounds”. If you have kids in Seoul, your kid is bound to find water more often than you might plan for, so always have a change of clothes if your kid is anything like mine and can’t help but get wet.

Water playgrounds are called “물놀이장” in Korean. These may have some swimming pool like aspects, but the water is shallower and there will be more to play on. Picture playgrounds that are set in 2 feet of water with fountains raining water on the kids as they run and play. There are so many of them in Seoul, I couldn’t possibly list them. Have a search on your trusty Kakao Map or Naver Map and see where your nearest one is and then check it out.