McIver's Ladies Baths

Sydney Metropolitan Area, NSW, AUSTRALIA

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
McIver's Ladies Baths
[Ocean Enclosure] [Women and children only]
Grant Reserve, Coogee
Sydney Metropolitan Area, NSW 2034
There is no telephone at this location.

Adult Admission Price & Policy

AUD 0.20. Women and children only. [December, 2016]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
31m x 12m, unstriped, not quite rectanglar, outdoors, unheated, ocean water temperatures at Coogee range from 16º to 19ºC (61º - 66ºF) in winter and from 22º - 25ºC (72º - 77ºF) in summer.


A stone's throw from Wylies Baths - but a world apart.
-33.924222, 151.258658

Teams That Use This Facility

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

Facility Notes

Hours are noon to 5 PM, but if there's nobody there, just leave your money under the door.
This facility has been operated for women and children only for more than 70 years. It is a haven for an incredible variety of women, from Orthodox Jews, to Muslims, to lesbians, of all ages from 8 to 90.

Facility Reviews

Insanely cheap (20¢); a good length for laps; the fish and crabs that inhabit the pool are female; dolphins come up to the ocean edge and gawk (you can gawk back); never crowded.
Don't likes:
The cold water showers; the old, run-down changing facilities; the pool's isolation (under a high cliff and can only be seen by swimmers at the pool further along the coast); no lifeguard after 5 P.M. in the summer; no proper security after 5 P.M. (the gate is not locked).
The seclusion and privacy listed as a don't like, above, are the key ingredients which allow freedom from prying eyes so users can be at peace in this special intimate space.
[January, 2014]