The Blue Pool. Bermagui. NSW. Australia.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 36° 25.775 E 150° 05.030
56H E 238572 N 5964450
Quick Description: The Blue Pool is a large saltwater pool, built in the coastal rocks, which offers a different swimming experience and is a natural attraction not to be missed.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 5/8/2008 4:23:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM3R2K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 50

Long Description:

This Adult pool and wading pool complex is sited at the bottom of the cliffs below Scenic Drive, Bermagui. Beyond an intimidating warning sign, a steep set of stairs leads down to the pool from the modern amenities block on Scenic Drive.

The pools history dates back to 1936 when it was less than half the size and known as the Blue Hole.

Local labour enlarged the original pool by blasting the rock away with dynamite, then shovelling the rubble into wheelbarrows and tipping it over the edge into the sea.

During the 1990s, though both the Blue Pools are flushed at high tides, a pump had been installed to maintain its water levels for the benefits of locals and tourists. A modern amenities block stood at the top of the cliff.

More widespread concerns about safety meant the Blue Pool, along with other NSW ocean baths and surf beaches, needed more warning signs and ongoing water quality monitoring programs.

In 2006 water quality monitoring gave a five-star rating to both the Big Blue Pool and the Little Blue Pool, which had 100% compliance with national water-quality guidelines.

The interesting history is available on the New South Wales Ocean Baths Website.

Handicap Accessible: no

Concession Stand: no

Admission Price: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Season: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Daily Hours:
Appears to be open 24hours but may not be very safe at night depending on sea condtions.

Physical Addess:
Scenic Drive.
Bermagui., NSW. Australia.

Web Address: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
We just want to know that you had fun. Take a picture of something interesting at the pool, a water slide, diving boards, you and some friends having fun in the water. whatever you want. Just let us know you were there.
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