Bronte Baths, Bronte Beach, Sydney, NSW © Ashlea Wheeler

Sydney's best ocean pools

Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW © Daniel Boud

Bondi Icebergs in Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales

Bondi Icebergs, Sydney, NSW © DNSW

Fun fact

Ocean pools have been a Sydney institution for 200 years, with the first ocean pool built by convicts in 1819. There are now over 100 ocean pools across the state.

Bronte Baths, Sydney, NSW © Destination NSW

Bronte Baths in Bronte, Sydney, New South Wales 

Wylie's Baths, Coogee, NSW © Destination NSW

Wylie's Baths in Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales

Giles Baths, Coogee, NSW © James Vodicka

Giles Baths in Coogee, Sydney, NSW 

Bronte Baths, Bronte, NSW © Destination NSW

Travel tip

Visit several coastal pools in one day with an Iconic Ocean Pools Sydney tour. Let Sydney local Alysia show you around her favourite seaside spots.

Fairy Bower Ocean Pool, Manly, Sydney, NSW © Destination NSW

Fairy Bower Ocean Pool in Manly, Sydney, New South Wales

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Dawn Fraser Baths, Balmain, Sydney, NSW © Destination NSW

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