When it is crazy hot outside, taking a swim is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Across Northeast Florida there are public pools open for anyone to take a dip. Here are our top 3 to check out.

Amelia Island

The Atlantic Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach has a great public pool that is open for both free swim and lap swim.  It is located at 2500 Atlantic Avenue and is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

For more info visit http://www.fbfl.us/index.aspx?NID=277

St. Augustine

The Willie Galimore Community Center has a wonderful pool open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Jaguar’s Foundation.  There are picnic tables on site, so go and make a day of it.

For more info visit http://www.staugustinegovernment.com/the-city/featured-stories-archive/pool1.cfm

Jacksonville

                The Cecil Aquatics Center boasts an Olympic size swimming pool that is well maintained and a great place for lap swimmers and kids alike.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cecil-Field-Aquatic-Center/172200609461303