Since 1819 (when Newcastle’s Bogey Pool opened) Ocean Pools have played an important part of our beach culture and almost instantly became synonymous with Summer. These seawater pools maybe Man Made but more often than not, look like nature offered a big helping hand. They are a focal point for summer fun, socialising, relaxation and of course the perfect place to show off your own amazing manscaping.
Here are Nad’s For Men’s picks of Ocean Pools that should be on your bucket list to visit. Be sure to share your summer vibes with us:
Constructed by Convicts in 1819, this heritage listed sea bath is a stunning example of Aussie Ocean Pools.
While in the area, why not venture to Merewether. Constructed in 1935 at 100m x 90m they are believed to be the largest ocean pool in Australia.
Located in Sydney’s Eastern suburbs, Wylie’s Baths is one of the country’s most beautiful tidal pools. It boasts 180 degree views of the Pacific and overlooking Wedding Cake Island what more could you ask for!
No list would be complete without mention of this celebrity and instagram favourite.
Situated on the south coast of NSW, Bermagui’s blue pool should be high up on the Bucket list menu. This natural rock pool offers up Snorkelling and swimming and has a viewing platform for whale watching.
Constructed between 1938-1965, The Entrance Ocean baths are Central Coast’s one and only. It has a 50 metre lap pool, a 22 metre pool and even a wading pool for the little ones.
Located at the Southern end of Coalcliff Beach is the Coalcliff Rockpool. Quiet and secluded, the 27m pool boasts plenty of sea life and is ideal for simply getting away from it all.
We highly recommend you take time out this summer to go and enjoy these stunning pools - just remember to ‘SCAPE’ before plunging in.
At the base of Jack Vanny reserve and at the northern end of Maroubra Beach is the Mahon Rock Pool. Accessible by stairs from Marine Parade, this breathtaking venue offers a backdrop of exposed rock below a steep cliff.
Possibly one of Sydney’s best known locations (and therefore maybe the most popular). This Saltwater pool is at its most spectacular in high tide when waves crash over the 30m pool’s edge.
From beautiful and idyllic scenery, to heritage and historic constructions, naturally formed or man-made, we highly recommend you take time out this summer to go and enjoy these stunning pools - just remember to ‘SCAPE’ before plunging in.