Holidays in Newcastle Ocean Baths

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Newcastle showing general coastal views

Snap photos of the art deco pavilion and two large pools that make up one of the city’s most iconic structures.

Newcastle Ocean Baths comprises three pools of ocean water along the Pacific Coast. The narrow stretch is for laps, while sun seekers can relax in the large rectangular swimming pool and youngsters can wade in the Canoe Pool. Enjoy the spectacular views of the coast and the impressive ocean baths pavilion.

Walk and exercise in these calm pools of saltwater. Relax by the side of the water to work on your tan. Take a dip to cool down on hot, sunny days. Notice how the waves break into the pool at high tide. The site includes changing rooms and other facilities.

Lay down a blanket on the grassy rise of the Ocean Baths Lookout Point, across the road from the pools. Wander along Shortland Esplanade and notice the excellent views of the ocean.

Admire the art deco pavilion building of the ocean baths, which is cream with touches of turquoise. It lights up at night, generating an electrifying ambiance against the dark ocean. It is often used as an open-air studio for amateur photographers.

Bring your toddlers to the large, circular Canoe Pool beside the main structure. It is usually unsupervised, but very shallow. Clamber over the rocks to the adjacent Newcastle Beach and relax on the sandy shore.

Note that the site is free to use and remains open at all times aside from a weekly clean at low tide. Lifeguards watch over the pools year-round from morning until late afternoon. They stay a little later in the day in summer, which is from the end of September to the end of April.

Newcastle Ocean Baths is on the southern part of the peninsula of Newcastle East on the city’s eastern flank. Take a bus to one of the stops approaching the coast. You can also drive and leave your car in a designated space in front of the pavilion. Visit nearby attractions, such as Fort Scratchley, Nobbys Beach and Foreshore Park.

286 Cheap Hotels Near Newcastle 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$149 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
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! (993 reviews)
"Terrific ocean views! Comfortable room! Excellent stay!"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 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 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in the heart of Newcastle, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Civic Theater, Foreshore Footpath and Newcastle Local Court. Newcastle ...
4.3/5Excellent! (983 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel! Great staff stunning views!"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Rydges Newcastle
Alloggio Newcastle Beach
Alloggio Newcastle Beach
3 out of 5
21 Parnell Place, Newcastle East, NSW
Located in Newcastle East, this hotel is steps away from Fort Scratchley and Newcastle Ocean Baths. Newcastle Beach and Nobbys Head Beach are also within 10 ...
3.3/5 (667 reviews)
"It was an excellent location and good value for money. The bathroom was a not so clean and needed upgrading. Parking was good although we did pay extra for this."

Reviewed on 4 Jun. 2021

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Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
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