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 Sydney
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
Entrance is completely free.
Bronte Baths Opening Times
Bronte Baths are always 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.
Best Time To Visit Bronte Baths + Tips
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
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50
Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket
History Of Bronte Baths Sydney
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 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 during a picnic day spent at Bronte Beach, and another time, we stopped off during our Bondi to Coogee walk!
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!
Where To Stay In Sydney
Luxury – 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.
Mid-Budget – The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
Located in, 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 Hotelis 15 a minute walk from both Sydney
Budget – 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 Booking.com.
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