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10 Naturally Refreshing Ocean-Fed Pools Around the World

(Photo: Jerome Decq via flickr/CC Attribution)

Travel takes us to faraway places, but it can also transport us to times long past. The early 20th century saw the heyday of seawater pools, man-made or semi-natural beachfront pools that offered swimmers protection from the rough surf and were refreshed by each new high tide. And while most of these tidal pools are now nothing more than ruins, the determined swimmer can still find a few of them around the world.

Here are 10 beautiful ocean-fed pools where you can still swim in the salty waters. Some are wild, with basalt walls and fish that surf in on the high tide, while others rely on pumped seawater and provide a tamer swimming experience.

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