Australia's picture perfect ocean pools

Australia's picture perfect ocean pools

Dive in and discover the magic of Australia's coastal gems! We're sharing five breathtaking ocean pools located along Australia’s coastline. You’ll find most on the east coast, specifically New South Wales, which is home to over 100 of them! These picture-perfect ocean pools are filled with crystal clear waters and have stunning views, along with a rich history. Grab your havi’s and hit the road.  


Bondi Icebergs Pool, Sydney: Nestled along the iconic Bondi Beach, Bondi Icebergs Pool is a symbol of coastal elegance and sophistication. This Olympic-sized saltwater pool offers swimmers uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, a picturesque backdrop for every swim. Whether you're a seasoned swimmer or a casual bather, Bondi Icebergs promises a memorable experience. 


Photo: Oliver Strewe / Getty Images


Bronte Baths, Sydney: Just a short stroll south of Bondi lies the serene Bronte Beach, home to the scenic Bronte Baths. Carved into the rugged coastline, these ocean baths offer a tranquil oasis for swimmers seeking respite from the waves. With its sweeping views of the Tasman Sea and surrounding cliffs, Bronte Baths are a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. 



Photo: Gray Malin


Merewether Ocean Baths, Newcastle: Venture to the coastal city of Newcastle, and you'll discover the historic Merewether Ocean Baths. Dating back to the 1930s, these iconic baths are the largest of their kind in the Southern Hemisphere, offering ample space for swimming and soaking up the sun. Perched on the edge of Merewether Beach, these ocean baths are a must-visit destination for beach lovers. 



Photo: David Diehm


Wylie's Baths, Coogee: Located in the charming suburb of Coogee, Wylie's Baths is a hidden gem beloved by locals and visitors alike. Carved into the sandstone rocks, these ocean baths offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its calm waters and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Wylie's Baths provide the perfect setting for a leisurely swim or a peaceful dip. 



Photo: Destination NSW


Fairy Bower Pool, Manly: Tucked away on the northern shores of Sydney Harbour, you’ll find Fairy Bower Pool - an oasis offering stunning panoramic views of the ocean! Fairy Bower Pool isn't just a natural marvel; it's also steeped in local lore and legend. According to folklore, the pool earned its whimsical name from the "Fairy Bower" underwater sculptures that adorn its depths. With its prime location and sparkling waters, Fairy Bower Pool is a true gem waiting to be discovered. 



Photo: The Globewanderin


Prepare to be captivated by the beauty and charm of Australia's most picture-perfect ocean pools. Whether you're swimming laps in Bondi or soaking up the sun in Coogee, these Aussie icons are sure to leave you spellbound.  


What we’re wearing: 

You can’t visit these picturesque ocean pools without a trusty pair of havaianas! Our go to for poolside days are a pair of our classic, top thongs. Our top strap thongs are a must have, with their thick and sturdy straps for ultimate support and comfort. Available in plain block colours, including black, brown or vibrant colours like blue and green as well as fun prints if that’s more you’re style – you'll be sure to find your perfect pair. Easy to slip off when you go for a dip and slip right back once you’re out. Being made from 100% premium Brazilian rubber, they won’t absorb the water and will have your feet dry in no time! No one likes cold, wet feet after a swim, so a pair of thongs for the pool are an essential! It’s not a true ocean pool experience without a pair of havaianas. 

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