Newcastle Ocean Baths, Newcastle

4.6
Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem
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 braved the cold water in July but certainly worth the effort. A nice place to sit and relax and enjoy some good take away from the kiosk. I walked from the light rail station.  more »
  • Nice place to hang out, the pool is big enough for plenty of people and there's a lap pool if you're interested in doing some laps. Waves will come over the pool's edge as the tide comes in and the.....  more »
  • We loved every minutes we spent here! Spacious and clean. Only 5 mins walk from the light rail station.  more »
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  • Iconic Newcastle. Join the early morning swimmers and the resident retirees for their morning water walks up and down the pool. Sun yourself on the bleachers and then brave the cool waters. Canoe pond nearby is excellent for small children, and to spot hermit crabs, or if you like a lazy float in warmer waters. There are warm showers in the change rooms and a recently revamped cafe/takeaway.
  • A very old complex but has a lot of charm as well, the water was freezing when we went unfortunately but previous times I have been it's been excellent, relatively clean, decent shower a d toilet facilities that you would very rarely have to wait to use. Good cafe on site but they can be a little expensive. Plenty of room in the water so you won't be on top of one a other either. Parking is almost non existent you have to grab a spot at your first chance really.
  • Great for kids aged 1 year old and over. Arrived early on a beautiful sunny morning around 8am. Was not to crowded. Parking is a little limited in the car park but plenty of off street parking available.
  • Parking is always a challenge if you get there late, especially on a hot day after 9. The baths are cleaned regularly. Water temperature is always warmer than the ocean. The kids have a little pool on the side for them to enjoy, in a safe environment. Bring all the sand toys and boards to make the most of the day. There are lifeguards on patrol. It's a short walk to the beach. There are a few shops on the side for food and drink. The lack of sun block will have you burnt in a few minutes so come prepared!
  • Really big pool with amenities and nice cafe. I wish that schedule for pool cleaning could be made public, so that people could take that into consideration when planning a visit to Newcastle. Because place is quite popular, the water in the pool becomes muddy over time.

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