Newcastle Ocean Baths

With its distinctive and architecturally significant Art Deco pavilion, Newcastle Ocean Baths is one of the city's outstanding historic landmarks and is a popular informal open air studio for amateur photographers. The Ocean Baths were constructed and in use before WWI, though not formally opened until the 1920s. The baths' popularity has never waned throughout the ensuring decades and thousands of Novocastrians remember it fondly as the place where they first learned to swim. Construction began in 1910 with the construction of the pavilion beginning in 1922.

A huge map of the world was etched into the floor of the Canoe Pool next to the main facility, however it is now buried with sand.

Nearby events

  1. Hunter Street Organic Markets

    Thursday 26 April 2018 to Friday 11 May 2018 , Newcastle

    Your organic fix from Thursday to Saturday every week, is at the Hunter Street Organic Markets. Organic and certified fruit and vegetables, amazing flowers, local arts and crafts, free range produce, grass fed beef, sweets for the sweet, an…

    26 Apr - 11 May
  2. Women Like Us

    Wednesday 02 May 2018 , Newcastle

    Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls. With more than 50 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne Interna…

    02 May