Newcastle Ocean Baths, Newcastle

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No visit to Newcastle is complete without taking a dip in historic Newcastle Ocean Baths, which opened in 1922. These baths are the city’s most recognizable landmarks, featuring a distinctive pavilion built in the Art Deco style. Lifeguard services are provided year round, every day of the week, making this a favorite location for inexperienced swimmers and families with small children. A separate area is designated for lap swimmers, and visitors can also access a nearby canoe pool, which is unpatrolled. The baths have been a popular meeting place for nearly a century, and many locals remember them fondly as the place where they first learned to swim. Stop by for a refreshing plunge on a hot day. Plan your Newcastle Ocean Baths visit and explore what else you can see and do in Newcastle using our Newcastle trip itinerary builder .
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  • I believe the baths were built in the 1920's in an art deco style. The building is beautiful and the baths themselves are huge. There is a multi-lane exercise pool, a large pool for relaxing and a sha...  more »
  • We walked from the Bogey Hole to the Newcastle Baths where we stopped for some breakfast at the kiosk inside. Had brekki and coffee sitting out on covered veranderah whilst watching the Locals enjoy t...  more »
  • Address by Ocean Pacific in Newcastle Country Australia It can swim and watch the ocean but no free things cost. Free swimming pool to swim a staggering natural water.
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  • Newcastle Ocean Baths, a lovely place to have a swim and relax. Table and chairs under shade are at the baths themselves and there are other's overlooking Newcastle beach. There is a cafe providing coffee and meals. I haven't eaten there lately, but a friends breakfast looked delicious. Amenities are rustic, dated but adequate. A real estate agent would say full of old world charm, or a renovators dream. Enjoy the swim, sunshine and fresh air. And all that is free.
  • Good facilities, surprisingly clean for a public holiday. The paddling pool is good for smaller children, very shallow for the most part with plenty of room to splash and run. Parking an issue as usual but we found a few not far away if you're not adverse to a short walk
  • The beach was wild but because we went to the Newcastle baths we had such fun swimming in amongst the waves as they crashed over the back of the pool. Perfect day.
  • Excellent place .. Great for family's with child friendly pool. It also has a lap pool area and a general pool. Great restaurants close by too. 🙄
  • Day one. Late afternoon swim with the kids in the little seperate bathes. Probably only neck to head deep but was really nice and warm. Then over to the big pool to swim with everyone that turned up. About thirty Family members or more. It was so lovely and fun. The lights go on at night so you can see. There are toilets also and after swimming can take a hot shower before going home. Day 2 wednesday. Bathes empty. No water. But the kids swam in little bathes. While i wondered around the rock pools. I found crabs, hermit crabs and starfish. Still wonderful day out. I cant wait to go back.
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