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. 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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  • The ocean baths are a highlight of Newcastle in my opinion. I am a little bias though as I'm a lap swimmer. So wonderful to do my laps in salt water with few others around and fish to watch as I swim.  more »
  • Even though the baths are over a hundred old they are well maintained. Emptied and cleaned once a week keeps them clean. Also at high tide the seawater splashes over the wall so it always sea water yo...  more »
  • Made the 40 degree heatwave just dissolve away.The water is freshened by the ocean. The bottom is sandy and you can stand in it. Lovely heritage look and view is amazing.  more »
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  • usually drained and closed for cleaning on thursdays. (sometimes wednesday), best to check the council website.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful waters and nice coastal walk.. good place to hangout with friends
  • Great place to take little ones or visitors... parking is a pain at peak times.plenty of tables for byo