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Newcastle Ocean Baths

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Brilliant Facility

There were two dedicated swimmers using this facility on a windy and cold day. Stallwarts of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
Nice tables and views!

This is a lovely spot to relax and look at the surf. A nice cafe with good coffee. The restrooms... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Newcastle, Australia
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Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4974 2000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were two dedicated swimmers using this facility on a windy and cold day. Stallwarts of the highest order.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely spot to relax and look at the surf. A nice cafe with good coffee. The restrooms are not great . The seating areas for eating are lovely and some are covered for rain or hot weather.

Thank sunnyandbright
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The pools are open year round. It is very picturesque. Check the Council schedule for cleaning to avoid cleaning times.

1  Thank Chepet
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

The Baths are a breath of fresh air! If only W.A caught on to the idea. Went for a swim and there were a few people using the free facility (Middle of winter!) Will be back!

1  Thank CharBP
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Nice to be able to take a dip for free. 2 large pools gives plenty of space for everyone to fit in. Scenic and well maintained

1  Thank OscardaPadre
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice building, not to many people and the kids loved it. Great kiosk and we took a stroll down to the kiwi ice cream shop for an ice cream at Zara st, watched the surf for a while and strolled back.

1  Thank kimjimmy456
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

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 shallow, round children's pool. There are covered places...More

1  Thank Mary G
Reviewed 16 March 2018

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 this wonderful pool. It has a really big general area and...More

2  Thank Jo A
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful bonus for Newcastle! Not only do they have one ocean pool close to town but also another at nearby Merewether beach. All shapes,sizes and ages enjoy this fantastic facility and it’s clean and free of charge. Swimming in clean salty water is...More

3  Thank thewise0ldbird
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit. Find parking along the streets. The baths have more than one area-we just went to the child’s beach and pool; shallow 4 inches after the tide goes out (deeper further out towards the ocean end) and the water gets comfortably...More

2  Thank Gerald H
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Katie R
19 December 2017|
Response from ohmygif | Reviewed this property |
They put up notices advising if the pool will be closed all day But answer to your question I went swimming in the baths after they cleaned I am still alive and kicking