Newport Rockpool [Ocean Enclosure]

Sydney Metropolitan Area, NSW, AUSTRALIA

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Newport Rockpool [Ocean Enclosure]
Address
Calvert Parade, Newport
Sydney Metropolitan Area, NSW 2106
AUSTRALIA
Telephone
There is no telephone at this location.

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Free. [August, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 15m, salt water, ocean enclosure , outdoors , unheated , Newport sea temperatures range from 16º to 19ºC (61º to 66ºF), in winter, to 22º to 25ºC (72º to 77F), in summer.

Location

Location
Located at the very southern end of the beach, accessed only by walking approximately 100 yards along the sand from the nearest beach entrance.
GPS
-33.658528, 151.324246

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

From the Pittwater Council's web page on rock pools: "Located at the southern end of Newport Beach, the rock pool is 50 metres long with a natural rock platform as the floor. Access is gained from the walkway at the corner of Calvert Parade and the Boulevard or along the beach from the beach carpark. Change rooms and toilets are available.Pay & Display parking available.
"A playground is located to the south of the surf club with large grass expanses and electric BBQ's. Many cafes are located close by. "
The New York Times featured Newport in a February, 2008 article about Sydney's Rock Pools.

Facility Reviews

There are no lanes as such, but it is about four regular lanes wide and quite shallow the entire length. For the most part it is a great pool to swim laps in, but it is subject to a lot of sand washing in at times which makes it even shallower (thepool is dredged on a fairly regular basis to combat this). It is best to check the tides and surf conditions as on rough days at high tide the pool is swamped and swimming is very difficult. Basic changing rooms/showers/restrooms are on the beach nearby.