The best public pools in Sydney

Some of the major Public Pools and their locations in Sydney



With global warming and the like, sometimes we just want to get to a pool and enjoy ourselves in the water instead of doing other outdoor activities that may leave us feeling more exhausted than fulfilled. Swimming is a fantastic way to both exercise your body and stay in shape, while cooling down at the same time! Off course, if you have one at home you can just dip out to the back yard for a quick swim, but if not then the next best bet is a public swimming pool. Step 1 in making this happen is to find one near your home or close to your work. Let us look at some of the public pools that are found in the city of Sydney as well as their locations.

North Sydney Olympic

Sydney’s outdoor swimming pools are beautiful and provide amazing views. Among the most spectacular views that can be seen are located at North Syd Olympic swimming pool that overlooks the Sydney Harbor in between the Luna Park and the Harbour Bridge. It has a range of facilities that include a gym, spa, sauna, 50 meters heated and indoor pool (25 meters) and a café.



The coastline has got many outdoor public swimming pools that offer a unique swimming experience where the swimmers enjoy the clear sky and the ocean views. The salt water swimming pools are an ideal compliment to surfing for toddlers, lap swimmers or any other person who would simply like to relax. You can find many ocean baths next to the beaches and a few of them that are located the city centre near Sydney CBD. Where you go depends on many factors, such as personal preference and convenience. I am sure you will go just about anywhere as long as you get a remarkable swimming experience and relaxation.

Bondi Beach

The renowned baths of Bondi is a remarkable landmark of the Bondi Beach and has been there for almost a century. The swim laps inside the fifty-meter Olympic pool can be very rewarding just as taking the children to swim in the children’s area. They come with fully trained and experienced lifeguards who patrol the area whenever they are open for swimming.


At Cremorne Point, we have the MacCallum pool that was constructed in the twenties and provides an idyllic harbour side locality within reach of the famous Cremorne Point Wharf. This is actually among the quietest pools ever found in Syd and, therefore, can allow swimmers to enjoy with city’s skyline as their backdrop.

Andrew Boy Charlton

Just a few meters from the famous Opera House, we have the Andrew Boy Charlton swimming pool, which gives a good view over the Woolloomooloo Bay as you swim through Sydney’s pools.  The only thing missing from here is some frameless glass on the pool fence.

Freshwater and Bronte beaches

There are more that are located at Freshwater and Bronte beaches set into cliffs. They provide a stunning setting. You can also find a tiny rock pool at the Clovelly beach.

There is also a female-only seawater area at Coogee Beach. McIver’s Baths, as it is known is the only one of its kind that remains in the Australia.