Blue Pool

Overview

Bermagui's famous Blue Pool is a 'must see' attraction of the Sapphire Coast. Regularly refreshed with clear seawater, this stunning ocean rock pool is a wonderful swimming and snorkelling location…

Bermagui's famous Blue Pool is a 'must see' attraction of the Sapphire Coast. Regularly refreshed with clear seawater, this stunning ocean rock pool is a wonderful swimming and snorkelling location for the whole family.

The pool is an ecological nursery for many spectacular marine creatures, including anemones, sea stars, sea hares, nudibranchs, crabs, fish and marine snails. The best time to observe to pool's colourful inhabitants is during autumn when the water is at its warmest.

In the early 1930s, Blue Pool was known as the 'Blue Hole' and was less than half its current size. In 1937, Bermagui resident and philanthropist, Bill Dickinson, initiated a project to develop Blue Hole into a good-sized saltwater pool suitable for training and competition swimming. Works were completed in 1939.

Located off Pacific Drive at the base of a dramatic rocky cliff face, there are well formed steps down to the pool as well as toilet, cold shower and change room amenities. The pool is approximately 50 metres in length, with a smaller children's wading pool next door.

A viewing platform offers magnificent coastal views and is a wonderful vantage point for whale watching during the spring months.

The Blue Pool has been rated six out of eight of the best ocean rock pools in the world and was inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame in 2019.

Does not cater for people with access needs.

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