Newcastle Ocean Baths, Australia

Newcastle Ocean Baths were built on a rock platform right next to the main town beach at Newcastle, Australia around 1910. The art deco pavillion (1922) and large swimming baths are regularly used for major sporting and social events, motion picture filming, swimwear and other fashion shoots, swimming carnivals and social functions.

The large circular wading pool is loved by youngsters and is bordered by a curving line of rusty posts and chains. The large main pool as well as the olympic length pool are well patronised by exercising bodies of all ages.

Photographers love the evocative atmosphere of the Ocean Baths created by it’s superb natural location, it’s history and it’s fading appearance. It is still extremely popular and both locals and tourists can be seen swimming, wading and sunbathing from sunrise to sunset. 

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