10 Magnificent Swimming Holes in the World

If you are looking for a nice getaway during the warm season, drop those beach escapades and consider going to a swimming hole. Swimming holes are natural bodies of water aside from oceans that have a space deep enough and large enough to swim at. A swimming hole usually pertains to fresh bodies of water like creek, spring, stream and river.

Going to swimming holes are a very relaxing way to spend summer. Aside from the thousands of trees that surround you, you enjoy a private place to spend your day. If you are looking for swimming holes, the following are the list of the most popular swimming holes with location in the world. Note that most of these swimming holes are in North America.

Pocas do Gomes

Pocas do Gomes

Pocas do Gomes is a natural rock pool located in Maderia, Portugal. This pool on a natural rock formation is open to the public for free.

The Crater

The Crater

This beautiful swimming hole is a geothermal spring in Utah. It is located in a limestone cave that maintains warm water. If you want scuba diving, you can also experience it at The Crater with a depth of 70 feet.

Devil’s Pool

Devil's Pool

The Devil’s pool at the top of the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe is one of the most breath-taking swimming holes in the world. Every September and December, the top of the falls reveals a natural swimming hole because of the low water level in Victoria Falls. See that the swimming hole is at the edge of the top of the falls with a rock that only separates you from the point that water falls down a 360-feet high falls.

The Grotta della Poesia

The Grotta della Poesia

Grotto of Poetry or The Grotta della Poesia located at Roca Vecchia, Italy is a natural swimming hole that is separated from the sea by a rock bridge.

Johnson’s Shut-Ins

Johnson's Shut-Ins

Johnson’s Shut-Ins is a state park in Missouri.

Johnson's Shut-Ins Mini Swimming Holes

As water cascades down the jagged rocks, it creates hundreds of small natural swimming holes that people can stay in.

Little River Canyon

Little River Canyon

The Little River Canyon in Alabama is located at the top of Lookout Mountain and is connected with a 12-mile river. This location is a home for several natural swimming holes.

Redfish Lake

Redfish Lake

Redfish Lake is located in Stanley, ID, which is known to house more salmon than people. During the early times, there were many red sockeye salmon in the area; hence the name. It is one of those beautiful natural swimming holes that you can visit.

Carlon Falls

Carlon Falls

Carlon Falls in California is a 35-foot falls that creates a boulder-stewn swimming hole at the bottom. When you are in this place, you can only hear the rushing of water and the chirping of the birds. Now, that’s an excellent sound of a natural swimming hole.

Havasu Falls

Havasu Falls

This falls is situated at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in Supai, AZ. If you want to visit this place, you need to ride a helicopter before hiking a 10 mile distance.

Cenote Ik-Kil

Cenote Ik-Kil

This swimming hole is an ancient sinkhole intended for human sacrifice to Chac, a rain God in Mexico. It is located near Chichén Itzá in Mexico and it is a 130-foot deep swimming hole.  

So what are you waiting for, plan for a family getaway in one of these natural swimming pools. Make sure that your family is safe because there are no lifeguards in these places.