10 Outdoor Pools in Beijing

June 28, 2016
Mar Diez
Beijing Outdoor Pools

In a big city like Beijing it can be difficult to find a pool to hang around when the temperatures are rising and you wish yourself away on a beach or a pool.

We have been on a journey for you and discovered the Beijing best outdoor pools that will most certainly bring you a piece of holiday.


#1 Splash Recreation Club (CITIC Hotel Beijing)


Outdoor Pool Beijing CITIC


The CITIC Hotel offers a pool experience with an indoor and outdoor pool, a sand beach volleyball court, a playground for children, a poolside bar and a restaurant.

Sun loungers are available and it is less crowded than some other more popular outdoor pools. It is close to the airport so we recommend to get a cab there.

Opening hours: Mo-Sat 10 am – 10 pm
Entrance Fee: Adults RMB 100; Kids RMB 50 (over 1m – under 1m for free)

Address: 北京顺义区小天竺南路9号中信酒店北京
CITIC Hotel Beijing, 9 Xiao Tianzhu Nanlu, Shunyi District
Tel: 6456 5588


#2 Phoenix Town


Outdoor Pool Beijing Phoenix


Due to its large size it is suitable if you are looking for the chance to do a proper swim. You will find a 50 meters length of open-air swimming pool in the Phoenix City Apartment, which is located in Sanquanqiao northeast corner.

Opening hours: 12pm- 8pm (until end of September)

Entrance Fee: RMB 100 1-day-pass and for RMB 500 whole-summer-pass

Address: 北京市朝阳区曙光西里甲5号NO.5 Shuguangxili, Sanyuan Bridge, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Tel: 18610068753 (Rich Bishop, English speaking)


#3 Liuliang Swimming Pool

Beijing Outdoor Pool Liuliang


Just on the south side of the Summer Palace and next to the Kunya River is a huge outdoor pool which offers two different pools of which one of them is very convenient and safe for children.

Due to its large size it is suitable if you are looking for the chance to do a proper swim. Enjoy the beautiful green environment of 10.000 square meters, including a small green island and beautiful bridges.

Opening hours: daily 12pm – 7 pm (until August 31st)
Entrance Fee: RMB 30 (Children under 120 cm are free)
Address: 柳浪游泳场, 海淀区颐和园南门
South gate of Summer Palace, Haidian District

Tel: 6263 5992


#4 Tuanjiehu Park Swimming Pool


Beijing Outdoor pools Tuanjiehu


It is in a convenient location in downtown nearby Sanlitun and easy to get to. The pool size itself is rather small but big enough to dare a jump into the cool water and have a swim.

Opening hours: daily 10:30am – 8:00 pm (from 1st June until 31st August)
Entrance fee: RMB 80 on weekends and RMB 60 on weekdays (children under 1m are free)
Address: 北京朝阳区团结湖南里16号
Tuanjiehu Park, 16 Tuanjiehu Nanli, Chaoyang District
Tel: 8597 4677


#5 The Emperor Hotel Swimming Pool


Beijing Outdoor Pool Emperor


The exquisite Emperor Hotel is a small boutique hotel in the center of Beijing. The rooftop pool overlooks the Forbidden City, but don’t expect it to be big. In fact the pool is very small and only to cool down your inner temperature.

Opening hours: daily 7 am – 10:30 pm
Entrance Fee: RMB 258 for three hours
Address: 北京市东城区前门商业区鲜鱼口街87号(前门东门, 便宜坊路口)
The Emperor Hotel Qianmen, 87 Xianyukou Street
Tel: 6701 7790


#6 Chaoyang Ocean Beach Park


Beijing Outdoor Pools Chaoyang Park


Miss the beach? Well, the Chaoyang Park Ocean Beach is the closest you get to a beach in Beijing. Along with it does not only come the beautiful atmosphere, with views of Beijing CBD skyline, but also a variety of activities such as beach volleyball.

They will open on the 2nd July 2016 until the end of August. When we called them on the 27th June, an employee said they wouldn’t know the new admission prices and opening hours until the end of this week.

Opening hours: (Last year 2015: daily 9am – 9:30pm)
Entrance Fee: (Last year 2015: RMB90 (Mon-Fri), RMB140 (Sat-Sun))
Address: 北京朝阳区农展馆南路1号朝阳公园, 1 Nongzhan Nanlu, Chaoyang Park, Chaoyang District

Tel. 65065409


#7 Baolian Sports Park Swimming Pool


Beijing Outdoor Pool Baolian


The swimming pool in Baolian Sports Park is the best possibility if you are looking to go for a serious swim. But there is not only the 25 meter pool to do some exercise, it also offers a play pool for kids which isn’t deeper than 150 cm.

Opening hours: daily 12 pm – 8:30 pm (until September 18th)
Entrance Fee: RMB 70 (Children under 120 cm are free),
Address:宝联体育公园游泳场, 海淀区北洼西里48号
48 Beiwa Xili, Haidian District

Tel: 6843 8898


#8 Qingnianhu Park


Beijing Outdoor Pool Qingnianhu


The Qingnianhu Water World was recognized as one of the top 9 water theme parks in China alongside the Water World in the Water Cube and Sun Park. It’s very close to the second ring road and has multiple water slides, pools and sprinklers.

Opening hours: 9 am – 10pm (June-September)

Entrance Fee: RMB 30 (for children under 1.3m RMB 20)

Address: Andingmenwai Dajie, Dongcheng District


#9 Dynasty Garden


Beijing Outdoor Pool Beijing Dynasty Garden


The Dynasty Garden is a compound outside in Shunyi and very popular to the Expat community. Last year the day-pass was RMB 150, but they make also a decent whole-summer-pass deal.

Address: 顺义区天竺机场高速杨林出口


#10 Commune by the Great Wall

Beijing Outdoor Pool Commune by the Great Wall

This will take you a while to get there, since it is outside of Beijing. Unfortunately the pool is only for guests, but if you planned to treat yourself for a day or two, you can book a night in one of the very beautiful hotel rooms and enjoy the outside pool.


Entrance Fee: Only for in-house guests

Address: No.53 The Great Wall Exit at Shuiguan G6 Jingzang Highway, Beijing

Tel. 81181888


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