It's no secret - Texas summers are HOT! If you're looking for fun ways to keep cool yet still have some fun in the Texas Hill Country this summer, then you need to check out these fantastic Wimberley swimming holes. There are several great Wimberley swimming holes, not to mention other popular places to cool off, like Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River.
Of course, the best Wimberley swimming hole isn't actually a swimming hole - it's the gorgeous saltwater pool at our Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast. Though not technically a swimming hole, it offers as good a place to cool off and comes with exquisite Hill Country views, not to mention outstanding accommodations at our Bed and Breakfast.
Don't let the heat keep you away - summer is a fantastic time to enjoy the fabulous Hill Country wineries, restaurants, and more - and we're here to help when it gets too hot. Take advantage of the season, and book a room at our Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast today!
The Best Wimberley Swimming Holes for Summer
There are many great Wimberley swimming holes that are perfect for hot summer days. In fact, visiting these Wimberley swimming holes is one of the most popular things to do in the Texas Hill Country in the summer, and reservations for them are often booked up well in advance.
However, these Wimberley swimming holes aren't the only way to keep cool in Texas. There are also popular areas like the beautiful Canyon Lake, where you can go swimming, paddling, and boating, not to mention the Guadalupe River, which is a popular place to float in the cool water. Below, we'll talk about the three most popular Wimberley swimming holes so you can get out and enjoy the best of them.
One of the best Wimberley swimming holes is Blue Hole Regional Park, which is one of the closest to our Bed and Breakfast. This natural, spring-fed swimming hole is not just a fantastic place to cool off in the heat of the day, but it's also lovely.
The swimming hole is lined with majestic cypress trees, which add just the right amount of shade. Like most Wimberley swimming holes, the water here is crystal clear and inviting. There's a grassy bank surrounding it, too, for those times you want to sunbathe. For an added element of fun, there are also rope swings over the swimming hole. You'll need reservations to visit Blue Hole Regional Park, and we recommend you get them well in advance.
Jacob's Well Natural Area is another of the most popular Wimberley swimming holes. In less than fifteen minutes, you'll be ready to dive into this popular swimming spot's deep and crystal clear waters. Jacob's Well Natural Area is located at the headwaters of Cypress Creek and is considered one of the top things to do in Hill Country in the summer.
The water is plenty cold as it bubbles up from a natural spring 140 feet down. The well is surrounded by limestone cliffs, a popular jumping-off point for swimmers. Like other Wimberley swimming holes, reservations are needed to visit Jacob's Well in advance, and they will guarantee you 2 hours of swim time. There are also other things to do here, including hiking and picnicking.
Located midway between our Hill Country Bed and Breakfast and Jacob's Well Natural Area is the third Wimberley swimming hole on our list, Cypress Falls Swimming Hole. The water here generally isn't as cold as that found at Blue Hole Regional Park and Jacob's Well Natural Area, but it's still plenty cool for an enjoyable summer afternoon.
The Cypress Falls Swimming Hole is open to the public and is located at the Lodge at Cypress Falls. No reservations are needed here; you can also rent canoes and tubes to enjoy on the creek.
These Wimberley swimming holes aren't the only way to keep cool in the area. We've already mentioned floating the Guadalupe River and heading to Canyon Lake, but the Blanco River at Blanco State Park is another popular alternative - especially if you can't get reservations at one of these amazing Wimberley swimming holes.
Other popular spots a bit farther away include the San Marcos River, Hamilton Pool Preserve in Dripping Springs, Barton Springs Pool in Austin, the Comal River in New Braunfels, and the Landa Park Spring Fed Pool also in New Braunfels.
Plan Now for Romantic Getaways in Texas This Fall
Despite the allure of these fantastic Wimberley swimming holes, you may not have the time to dedicate to visiting the Texas Hill Country this summer. That's perfectly ok, too, because right now is the best time to start planning for those upcoming romantic getaways in Texas. Fall is a magical time to visit the Texas Hill Country, especially when you make our Texas Bed and Breakfast your home away from home.
If you're looking forward to romantic getaways in Texas, it's time to grab your calendars and book a room at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast in the Texas Hill Country.