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Bronte Baths In Sydney – A Complete Guide

A perfect place to catch sunrise or to cool off on a hot sunny day, Bronte Baths Sydney was one of our favourite spots. So here’s a guide to visiting.

How To Get To Bronte Baths

Bronte Baths are located to the far right hand side of Bronte Beach.

The best way to get to Bronte Baths from the city is to catch the train/bus to Bondi Junction and switch to the 379 local bus.

If you are visiting Sydney and the surrounding regions, an Opal card is the most convenient and affordable way to pay for your fares on public transport.

You can use an Opal card on the metro, train, bus, ferry and light rail services. 

The other option if you’re short for time is to grab an Uber, which are super easy and convenient to use for getting around Sydney.

For those short on time, or those that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.


Bronte Baths Entrance Fee

It is free to visit Bronte Baths.

Bronte Baths Opening Times

Bronte Baths are open to the public with no set times, including the shower and toilet facilities nearby.

Although if the waves become too dangerous, then the ocean pool can be temporarily closed.

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Lauren ready for a morning dip

Best Time To Visit Bronte Baths

The best time to visit Bronte Baths is between October – March.

These months generally offer sunny weather, while avoiding the heat of mid-summer and school holiday crowds.

Bronte Baths is still a less popular option than its competitor over at Bondi Icebergs. However, as with anywhere in Sydney the best time to visit is always earlier in the morning!

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel


Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

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Lauren admiring the view over Bronte Baths

Bronte Baths History

Constructed in the 1880s, Bronte Baths is an ocean pool Built into the the sandstone cliffs in the 1880s, Bronte Baths is an ocean pool at the southern end of Bronte Beach.

The pool is roughly 38 metres long and there are several marked lanes for 30 metre lap swimming.

Swimming these lanes, in this pre-olympic pool, are popular with competitive swimmers who feel they gain a physical and psychological edge when switching down to the standard half size 25 metre olympic pool!

What To Expect At Bronte Baths In Sydney

A perfect place to take a dip and cool off whilst relaxing at Bronte Beach.

Bronte Baths Sydney is sheltered from the ocean, yet still filled with its salty waves. It’s an ideal place to go for dip anytime from sunrise through to sunset. 

We headed down a couple of times during our visit to Sydney. Once as part of our Bondi to Coogee coastal walk.

Once during a picnic day spent at Bronte Beach, and another time, we stopped off during our Bondi to Coogee walk after catching sunrise at Bondi Beach.

The pool is big enough for those advanced swimmers to practise their lengths, yet shallow enough at points for families to take their youngsters.

The colours of blue compliment the coastline from above and there is an awesome little Bronte Baths viewpoint that seems to be a pretty popular Instagram spot in Sydney. Simply head to the end of the walk way and climb up the rocks to find it!

Bronte Baths Sydney is similar to the very popular Bondi Icebergs Pool, although this gem is completely free.

It’s also a great alternative to spend the day with friends and watch the waves crash against the rocks, whilst soaking in the Australian sun.

A day at Bronte is a big tick on the Sydney bucket list and well worth adding to your Sydney itinerary!

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The water temperature in Bronte Baths is so cold
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The famous white picket fence stairway
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At the top of the rocks at Bronte Baths viewpoint

Where To Stay In Sydney


Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Overlooking Sydney’s historic Rocks area, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney offers free WiFi, a bar, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool.

Located in Sydney’s CBD Central Business District, it features luxurious rooms with panoramic views over the iconic Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. 

Each room offers an LCD TV, an iPod docking station and free toiletries.

There’s also a 350 square fitness centre that includes a relaxing sauna.

Guests can unwind in the hotel’s therapeutic spa and wellness center, which offers skin treatments and relaxing massages. Airport transfers are available upon request.


The Fullerton Hotel Sydney

Located in Sydney CBD, The Fullerton Hotel features an a la carte restaurant, a bar and access to a fitness centre.

It boasts luxurious rooms with unique decor as well as a flat-screen TV.

Some rooms offer the most stunning city views and guests can enjoy free WiFi in public areas. 

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney is 15 a minute walk from both Darling Harbour and Sydney Opera House.


The Village Bondi Beach

The Village Bondi Beach is just just a 2 minute walk from the world famous Bondi Beach and offers comfortable air-conditioned rooms. 

The hostel is a 20 minute drive from Sydney Harbour and a 25 minutes drive from Sydney Airport.

Markets, shops, restaurants and cafes are all within a 2 minute walk from the property. 

Facilities include guest laundry, kitchen, TV room, lounge room and a private bathroom.

There is a bus stop located at the end of the street with easy access to the city.

Free WiFi also is available with a limit of 500mb per day. You can pay for extra wifi too!

For more places to stay in Sydney, you can check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. 

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile. 

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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