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Holidays in Merewether Ocean Baths

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Merewether Ocean Baths

Bring your family to swim laps and enjoy the sun in these two pools filled with saltwater delivered by ocean waves.

Merewether Ocean Baths is a complex with a couple of large swimming pools made up of saltwater from the Pacific Ocean. It is in a stunning region of mossy cliffs at the southern end of Merewether Beach. Relax in the water and watch the waves crashing into the rocks along the shoreline.

Sunbathe beside the pool to work on your tan. Sit on one of the benches and allow the ocean waves to creep up and lap your feet. Work on your fitness by swimming laps in the giant pool. Let your kids play in the children’s pool, which has a large shallow area.

Stay into the afternoon and capture photos of the changing hues of the sky over the ocean. The water is usually a little warmer later in the day, dependent upon the external temperature.

Bring snacks and drinks for a picnic on one of the designated tables and relax in the sheltered areas. Be sure to slather on sun cream throughout the day and wear a hat to shield your face from the sun.

The site has changing rooms with a hot shower as well as several cold showers. Enjoy a small meal and refreshments at the café, with an excellent view of the cliffs and the ocean pools. Embark on a stroll along the adjacent Merewether Beach and beachcomb for marine treasures, such as shells.

Note that lifeguards patrol the ocean baths daily in summer. Ocean pools have been part of an important tradition on the Australian coastline since the early 19th century. The Merewether Ocean Baths were constructed in 1935.

Use the pools, which are open 24 hours a day, for free. They are only closed for cleaning. Find the maintenance schedule online.

The Merewether Ocean Baths is in the southeastern part of Newcastle, just south of Newcastle East. Ride a bus to one of the many stops crowding the southern end of Merewether Beach. Visit nearby sights, such as Murdering Gully, Glenrock Lagoon and Dixon Park.

372 Cheap Hotels Near Merewether Ocean Baths

NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4 out of 5
Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
The price is AU$151 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Newcastle East hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Ocean Baths and Newcastle Beach. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (973 reviews)
"The position of the property on the beach is perfect, we were kindly upgraded to an ocean view and its a completely uninterrupted view. The rooms are small and tired. The common areas are also tired and scuffed, stained carpets etc.. The bathroom had been cheaply updated but was neat and clean."

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2021

NOAH'S On The Beach
Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in the heart of Newcastle, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Newcastle Civic Theater and Newcastle Beach. Foreshore Footpath and Newcastle ...
4.3/5Excellent! (950 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel! Great staff stunning views!"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Rydges Newcastle
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
4 out of 5
Corner of Wright Lane and, Settlement Lane, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$168 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Newcastle Civic Theater and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Newcastle Beach. Newcastle Local ...
3.7/5Good! (583 reviews)
"I like the privacy and silence of this hotel"

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2021

Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Merewether Ocean Baths Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Merewether Motel
Merewether Motel
4.5 out of 5
231 Glebe Road, Merewether, NSW
The price is AU$142 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Merewether Motel
Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Rydges Newcastle
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
4 out of 5
Corner of Wright Lane and, Settlement Lane, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$168 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4 out of 5
Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
The price is AU$151 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
NOAH'S On The Beach
The Beach House at Merewether
The Beach House at Merewether
22 John Parade, Newcastle, NSW
The Beach House at Merewether
Brezza Bella Bed & Breakfast
Brezza Bella Bed & Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
1 Rowan Crescent (cnr Janet Street), Merewether, NSW
Brezza Bella Bed & Breakfast
Crystalbrook Kingsley
Crystalbrook Kingsley
4.5 out of 5
282 King St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$269 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Crystalbrook Kingsley
Astra Apartments Merewether
Astra Apartments Merewether
4 out of 5
25-29 Llewellyn Street, Merewether, NSW
Astra Apartments Merewether
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
514 King Street, Newcastle West, NSW
The price is AU$159 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.