My trip back to Sydney alternated between eating and swimming. It was actually really cool to explore and swim in new waters. Another swimming venture was to Wylie’s Baths – another first. This is ocean water pool. Conditions will really depend on the tides. At high tides the waves wash over and lap into the pool making it a real proper wave pool.
It’s located at Coogee. Nice views indeed.
I know a couple that got married here and had their reception on the pool deck/terrace. Very cool. I’d never have thought about a wedding reception at a pool, overlooking the ocean. Very idyllic.
The “bath” is actually an ocean pool. It was a bit wild on the day we went.
The surface floor is all rocky and barnacle-y and there happened to be lots of bluebottles in the water on the day we were there. My dad actually ended up getting stung as did some other pool-goers…needless to say we didn’t manage to do a lot of swimming there. No lanes either, just free swimming, but it was super wavey.
Definitely a very cool place to swim…but much preferred the “tame-ness” of Bondi Icebergs.
Considering I wasn’t able to do many laps here, I took advantage of taking photos instead.
I had never been before so it was great to actually check out this ocean pool.
You can see Coogee beach in the background. From the baths, you can go down a direct walking track to reach the beach.
One of the open water swim races that’s on my bucketlist when I go back to Oz, is the “Wedding cake island” swim. It’s an open water swim race from Coogee Beach out to Wedding Cake island and back. It’s about a 3km swim. This, my friends, is Wedding Cake island. It’s high tide here, so it’s not that visible. Perhaps some better images here?
Had me a good ol’ sausage roll here, with tomato sauce, of course. Yummo.