It’s no secret that we love Disney’s Beach Club Resort here on Resorts Gal and think everyone should plan a stay there at least once! But what about the pools at Disney’s Beach Club?
Well, the pools are the main reason we enjoy this Disney Resort Hotel so much. Of course, the resort’s fantastic location might have something to do with it too.
Now, you probably know that Disney’s Beach Club practically has its own mini-water park that it shares with Disney’s Yacht Club. That pool is called Stormalong Bay.
Due to the enormous size of Stormalong Bay, we have a separate article discussing it in detail. However, it’s not the only pool at Disney’s Beach Club.
Related: Disney’s Stormalong Bay Pool
Surprisingly, there are three other quiet pools available to all Disney’s Beach and Yacht Club guests. So whether you’re looking for a bustling pool area with tons of activities or a quiet spot to relax poolside, these resorts have it all.
This article will look at the four different pools at Beach and Yacht Club. I’ll also provide a few details about the pool’s quick service and cabana rentals at the resort.
Pools at Disney’s Beach Club
We’ll start with the quiet pools at Disney’s Beach Club. The resort is home to two quiet pools. The first is the Dunes Cove Pool at Disney’s Beach Club Villas.
This pool is located right outside the villa’s wing of the resort. For those who aren’t familiar, Beach Club Villas is a separate resort area. The villas are one of Disney’s Vacation Club Resorts (DVC).
Related: Disney’s Beach Club Villas Review
The Dunes Cove Pool is exclusive to Beach Club Villas Resort guests.
However, anyone staying at the resort can access this pool. (The sign does indicate otherwise, but per Disney here, it is available to all resort guests.)
Pool hours were posted from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on my last visit. Pool hours fluctuate throughout the year.
The Dunes Cove Pool is in a reasonably private area. So unless you stay in the villas section of the resort, you would probably not run into it during your stay.
This Beach Club pool gets a good deal of shade in the early evening. In addition, there is one whirlpool spa located on the pool deck.
Moving on, we’ll take a look at the Tidal Pool, which sits on the front side of Disney’s Beach Club. The Tidal Pool is the smallest of the three quiet pools between Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club. However, it always feels like the largest of them.
While the pool is pretty much surrounded, making it private, you can still catch glimpses out to beautiful Crescent Lake.
A large laundry facility sits behind the pool on the side near Crescent Lake.
I usually end up doing a little laundry on vacation. Often, we’ll go to one of the parks in the morning. Then, we’ll come back mid-afternoon and get a little laundry done while enjoying this pool.
The whirlpool tub offers lovely views of the surrounding area while maintaining a little privacy.
As fireworks time approaches, you can walk out onto the beach across the walkway to see them in the distance. While it may sound silly, a load of laundry, a quiet pool, and a few fireworks are some of the most pleasant times I’ve had at Walt Disney World.
Pools at Disney’s Yacht Club
Next, we have the Admiral Pool, which sits on the far side of Disney’s Yacht Club. If you are staying at the Beach Club, you can walk over and enjoy this pool. However, it will be a bit of a walk given its location.
You’ll want to walk down the long hall past The Market at Ale and Compass from the Yacht Club lobby. At the very end of the hall, some doors lead outside. This area is where you’ll find the peaceful Admiral Pool.
Like the Tidal Pool, there is a large laundry facility for guests behind the quiet pool.
When we stay on the Yacht Club side, we tend to do things a little differently than at the Beach Club. Our usual routine is to plan a full resort day here.
After a long night at Magic Kingdom, we’ll sleep late. Then I’ll pick us up lunch, and we’ll enjoy it out here while catching up on a bit of laundry.
After we finish up the laundry, we’ll move on and spend the rest of the day at Stormalong Bay. Sometimes we’ll finish up the day with a signature dining reservation somewhere nearby, like Yachtsman Steakhouse.
You could also plan an evening enjoying the Boardwalk or visit Disney Springs. There is a complete list of recommendations for the best places to eat at Disney Springs.
Additionally, you’ll find a whirlpool hot tub here at the Admiral Pool.
Now, where should you pick up that bite of food to enjoy at one of the Beach Club’s pools?
Hurricane Hanna’s serves as the quick service dining location and pool bar at the Beach and Yacht Club’s feature pool. This location serves lunch items, snacks, beverages, and cocktails.
Related: Hurricane Hanna’s Review
This location is one of my favorite quick-service restaurants at Disney World. Here is a look at their menu.
And the opposite side of the menu features snacks and kids’ meals.
The kids’ meals are pretty fun because they come with a sand pail and shovel. Kids can enjoy their meal and then use the bucket in the sand bottom pool.
Additionally, Beaches and Creams Soda Shop sits back behind the pool area. This restaurant is a table service location that takes reservations. However, they do accept walk-ups based on availability.
The food at Beaches and Cream is delicious. Below is a patty melt I ordered with a side of onion rings. It was an absolute guilty pleasure.
The menu is available here on Disney’s site.
There’s a separate walk-up window next to the entrance. However, you can only order ice cream treats from the window.
Here’s a look at the to-go menu for Beaches and Cream.
A limited number of tables serve as an outdoor dining area for the restaurant.
Additionally, you might elect to mobile order or pick up something to enjoy at the pool at one of the resort’s counter service locations.
In my opinion, you can usually do better at Hurricane Hanna’s, though, than either of the resort’s counter services.
Additionally, Ale and Compass at the Yacht Club is a table service that offers to-go orders. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the food is good here.
Related: Ale and Compass Breakfast Review
Seriously, can you imagine eating these chocolate waffles under an umbrella out by the Beach Club pool?
Stormalong Bay Pool at Disney’s Beach Club
Lastly, we’ll take a look at the resort’s feature pool, Stormalong Bay. To me, this pool area defines what staying at a Disney Resort is all about.
If your family enjoys spending time at the pool, I truly believe you could come here for a week and have an amazing time without ever setting foot in a theme park.
And while we love water parks like Typhoon Lagoon, we never plan a water park day when we stay here. From these few photos, you can probably see that there is something here for all age groups.
There is even a water slide that sits across the walkway on the beach at the top of a shipwreck.
Inside the shipwreck, there’s a kiddie pool inside the ship’s hull. Yeah, it’s that cool.
And these are just a few of the fun features at Stormalong Bay. So it isn’t any wonder this Beach Club pool tops our list of the best pools at Disney World.
Lastly, guests staying at Disney’s Beach or Yacht Club might consider a cabana rental. We recently planned a resort day during our last visit to the Beach Club.
It was a luxurious experience that I look forward to trying again in the future. And there are several different scenarios where you might want to consider renting one for your group.
Related: Cabana Rentals at Disney World
Final Thoughts on Disney’s Beach Club Pools
Disney’s Beach Club and Yacht Club pools are hard to beat. For those with an upcoming vacation, I can’t recommend planning a full resort day here enough.
Pack a summer read, find a spot in the full sun or shade, and relax the day away. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
You might even enjoy a little time pool-hopping between the resort’s quiet pools and feature pool throughout your trip. It’s your vacation, and these special times don’t come often enough for most of us.
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I hope you’ll have a wonderful time during your stay here!
Now that we’ve had a look at all of the pools at Disney’s Beach Club, what do you think? Are you more of a quiet pool person or feature pool person? Leave a comment below with your thoughts or questions on the Beach Club and all the pool options.