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Newcastle Ocean Baths

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Address: Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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Was great to do my laps while swimming with fish

The ocean baths are a highlight of Newcastle in my opinion. I am a little bias though as I'm a lap swimmer. So wonderful to do my laps in salt water with few others around and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Zbrowelli
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ocean baths are a highlight of Newcastle in my opinion. I am a little bias though as I'm a lap swimmer. So wonderful to do my laps in salt water with few others around and fish to watch as I swim.

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Thank Zbrowelli
Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the baths are over a hundred old they are well maintained. Emptied and cleaned once a week keeps them clean. Also at high tide the seawater splashes over the wall so it always sea water you are swimming in. There are three pools. One with marked lanes for the more accomplished swimmers, one very large one for the... More 

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Thank WellTravelledAussie2
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Made the 40 degree heatwave just dissolve away.The water is freshened by the ocean. The bottom is sandy and you can stand in it. Lovely heritage look and view is amazing.

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Thank Aussie046
St Leonards, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Relaxing and refreshing way to spend an hour on a very hot day. Good parking nearby and free to the public, this is a well maintained ocean bath, large enough to accommodate a large number of people.

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Thank Mal B
Smithton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

If you like a pool or a beach this place has everything. My 9 and 11 year olds enjoyed the pool as it was big and deep enough to jump into, while my 6 year old enjoyed the beach. I could see all three of them at once.

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Thank Shelley J
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Free baths with a coffee shop on site. Large pool with separate lap pool, paddling pool and patrolled beach nearby making it easy to accommodate different ages. Ladies toilets were limited in number and one was completely disgusting with no indication of when it would be cleaned. Changing rooms were large and airy with good showers

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Thank Margaret J
Echuca, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Great spot to take young grandkids for a safe Swim, The day was had fun was very quite and not many people around so it was great. The only problem is to find a parking spot, we still had to walk a bit to the bath's. However our grandkids wanted to stay till late because the where have so much... More 

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Thank Stumpie8
Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

How wonderful to find these old 1950's style baths still in operation and so well preserved. There is plenty of room for so many people of all ages. The water was so clean. The huge dressing rooms and shower block was still in as it was back in the 50's. There are life-savers on duty and plenty of seating and... More 

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Thank Robyn-and-Rob
London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

There are lap lanes with racing blocks in a 50m pool, a larger 100m pool, and also a separate paddling pool. Distances are approximates. Great place to swim and right beside the sea. Water in very late October was around 19C.

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Thank talktwojohn
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great location and facility. If the weather is warm enough this great for the individual, couples or families. A place to go to if you have the time when visiting Newcastle.

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