Ocean pools invariably occupy beautiful sites with great views, places where people like to linger, sunbake and swim. There are still plenty of suitable sites close to populated areas still available even now.
Ease of development/construction was clearly a consideration in siting some pools. Formalised town planning skills and scientific advice no help in selecting appropriate sites for ocean pools.
Some considerations relevant to pool siting are:
1. North side of a bay or south side of a bay?
Most pools developed on the side of bays and harbours, where the prevailing summer winds cause less wave action.
2. Headland or mid-beach?
It is easier to create ocean pools where there are rocks and rocky headlands are more common than rocky outcrops in the middle of a surf beach,
3. Part of the beach or away from the sandy beach?
Ocean pools sited away from the beach are generally older than pools sited near the beach, created before bathing from the ocean beaches was fashionable.