Urban Dip Guide 2023

Jun 16, 2023Mikkel Bechshøft
Urban Dip Guide 2023

The World’s 50 Best Urban Dip Spots according to the finest selection of dipping connoisseurs there is: The Pond Community. 

More than 200 urban dippers from +25 countries have contributed with suggestions for this year's urban dipping guide. You might wonder how we’ve narrowed it down? And to be completely honest, it was not easy. As we sifted through the numerous spot suggestions, a pivotal question quickly emerged: What sets apart a dip spot as truly “urban”? Does the urban classification extend to beaches, or is it limited to spots within major cities? And what precisely qualifies as a major city? 

After careful consideration, we established a definitive criterion: The McDistance! A dip spot must be situated within a 10-kilometer radius of a McDonald’s 🍔 to qualify for the urban dip spot guide. And that, friends, narrowed the list down to 50. 

We have, obviously, not had the chance to visit all the spots ourselves, so take care and follow local rules and regulations when dippping. And please share your experiences and any feedback #pondcph. 

See you in the pond!

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Urban Dip Guide 2023 

  

AUSTRALIA

Clovelly Beach, Sydney
Maroubra - Mahon pool, Sydney
Marrinawi Cove, Sydney
Murray Rose harbour pool, Sydney
Obelisk beach, Sydney
Wollongong Head Lighthouse Rockpool, Wollongong

Leighton Beach, Perth

BRAZIL

Ipanema Beach - Posto 8, Rio

CANADA

Hanlan's Point Beach, Toronto 

DENMARK

Krøyers plads, Copenhagen
La Banchina, Copenhagen
Svaneknoppen, Copenhagen
Teglholmens Sydkaj, Copenhagen
Sivholmen, Copenhagen
Østre Søbad, Silkeborg
Aarhus Ø havnebadet, Århus

FINLAND

Allas Sea Pool, Helsinki
Sompasauna, Helsinki

FRANCE

Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille, Marseille
Plage de la Plateforme, Nice

GERMANY 

Badeschiff, Berlin
Boberger See, Hamburg
Eisbach, Munich

IRELAND

Forty foot, Dublin

MALTA

Xlendi Bay

MONACO

Solarium Beach, Monaco

THE NETHERLANDS

Bogortuin, Amsterdam
Marineterrein, Amsterdam

NEW ZEALAND

Taranaki St Dive Platform, Wellington

NORWAY

Frysja badeplass, Oslo
Sørenga sjøbad, Oslo
Gauselstranda, Stavanger
Pust Sauna, Tromsø

PHILLIPPINES

Kayangan Lake, Coron

SPAIN

Platja de Badalona, Barcelona
Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian

SWEDEN

Fredhällsklipporna, Stockholm
Vinterviksbadet, Stockholm

SWITZERLAND

Seebad Utoquai, Zurich

UK

Portobello Beach, Edinburgh
Royal Docks, London
Beckenham Place Park Swimming lake, London
Prince’s Dock, Liverpool

US

Baker's Beach, San Francisco
Barton Springs, Austin
Brighton Beach, New York City
Ginger Rogers Beach, Los Angeles
Ohio Street Beach, Chicago
Sellwood Riverfront Park, Portland
Waimanalo Beach Park, Waimanalo