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Newcastle Ocean Baths

Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Lovely swim

Nice to be able to take a dip for free. 2 large pools gives plenty of space for everyone to fit in... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
OscardaPadre
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Sun, sea and salt

Really nice building, not to many people and the kids loved it. Great kiosk and we took a stroll... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
kimjimmy456
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Maitland, Australia
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“salt water” (16 reviews)
“ocean baths” (37 reviews)
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Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

2  Thank thewise0ldbird
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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

1  Thank Gerald H
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Another great opportunity to cool down on a very hot day in the heart of Newcastle. Well laid out, clean, and plenty of room, this salt water baths is a must do. No change rooms near by so you need to improvise when changing.

1  Thank Mal B
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic place to swim thoroughly enjoyed it bit chilly to start with but your body got used to and was great it is amazing to swim with the waves smashing against the baths

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon well spent, very sunny but cold and windy. Though the train ride from Sydney central to Newcastle was bit long but it's worth it. Somehow managed to jump in the ocean bath pool but couldn't stay long enough due...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Just popping through on way to Sydney. Beautiful historic baths. Kept clean and the bottom is sandy. Quite shallow so good for the oldies too who walk in it for exercise.

Thank tonang11
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Katie R
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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
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