Newcastle Ocean Baths, Newcastle

Categories: Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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. A visit to Newcastle Ocean Baths represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Newcastle family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Relaxing arvo. Fish and chips ordered at the bathhouse. So yummy!! Toilets have no soap so byo or have sanitiser. Waves come crashing in and there were a few kids playing in the water to watch. Local ...  read more »
  • A top spot to visit while in Newcastle. Shallow and deep swimming areas in the baths. A place for families to enjoy. Great walk around the beaches and coastline from here. 
  • Great on a hot day to do laps in. We spent a fair amount of time in the Newcastle ocean baths when we were through Australia about 10 years ago and in the area for about 3 months. On the hot days when...  read more »
  • Facility is old and grubby - locals seemed very rude to tourists...bathrooms had showers but no stall doors and its open air so very chilly.. Over priced mediocre coffee from cafe out front which didn't have much variety of anything. Wasn't a big fan. Had multiple people make comments to me and my partner that didn't sit well with us trying to enjoy our holiday
  • One of my most favorite places.i swim all year round. We are very fortunate to have this wonderful asset in our city.
  • Great place to take little ones or visitors... parking is a pain at peak times.plenty of tables for byo
  • Top views and food. Great surf and the baths are great for a swim,
  • Great spot for bathing. Also a gorgeous walk during sunrise or sunset.
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