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Ocean Pools In The Illawarra

Local Ocean Pools For Laps Or A Lazy Float


One of our favourite things to do is head to the beach, jump into an ocean pool or rock pool, start floating and stare up into the sky.

Ocean pools mean less waves [although some can get super choppy!] and a more leisurely way of staying cool in the warmer months, or an invigorating way to get some laps in all year round.

There’s plenty of gorgeous ocean pools here in the Illawarra, dotted up and down the coast – we’re so lucky!

There’s no better way to start [or end] the day with a swim in a local rock pool.

Here’s a list of where to go.


Austinmer Rock Pool

Bellambi Rock Pool

Beverly Whitfield Ocean Pool, Shellharbour

Blowhole Point Ocean Pool

Boat Harbour Ocean Pool, Gerringong

Bulli Rock Pool

Coalcliff Rock Pool


Coalcliff Rock Pool
Coalcliff Rock Pool
South Werri Ocean Pool
South Werri (Ourie) Ocean Pool, Gerringong

Penny Webb

Penny is The Fold’s resident word nerd and Managing Editor. When she’s not whipping up articles about all the fabulous things to do and people to meet in the Illawarra, she moonlights as a taxi driver, ferrying three teenagers around the countryside (and back again)! Penny has an uncanny knack for attracting snakes to whatever mountain biking trail she hits on the weekend, which is quickly followed by a cheeky chardonnay or G&T to get over said slithery encounter.
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