Newcastle Ocean Baths

Newcastle Metropolitan Area, NSW, AUSTRALIA

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Facility Overview

Facility Name
Newcastle Ocean Baths
[Ocean Enclosure]
30 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle
Newcastle Metropolitan Area, NSW 2300
(02) 4974 6047.

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Free. [July, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
50m x 12m, 6 lanes, outdoors, unheated, water temperature not reported
Pool 2
75m x 45m, outdoors, unheated, water temperature not reported


On the city's waterfront Esplanade, within easy walking distance of several major hotels.
-32.92902, 151.79094

Teams That Use This Facility

Masters Swim
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Facility Notes

Salt water pools filled regularly with ocean water, with easy wheelchair access to both pools. The baths are open and patrolled from 9 AM, year-round, except for cleaning days (weekly in summer, twice weekly in winter). The pavilion has hot showers.

Facility Reviews

The bottom is sand so it doesn't have the sea lice problem that nearby Merewether Ocean Baths has. The sand can stir up after a busy day, giving a very murky look. Early morning is OK unless there are waves coming over. The sand bottom also makes itpopular with people who exercise by walking in the water. The water can be up to 2º cooler than the ocean, as the water is pumped from some depth. It can get down to 12º, but 16º is a more typical winter temperature.