Giles Baths is located at the northern end of Coogee Beach. Walk up off the beach into the park, past the Bali Memorial, which is located on the site of the old Giles Gymnasium and Baths. The Baths are located down a steep set of stairs which lead to this beautiful public rock pool.
It’s safe most of the time, however in a heavy swell extreme caution should be taken. If the swell is up, just stand at the top of the stairs for about twenty minutes to get the full picture – also consider the negative effect of a rising tide.
Local kids sometimes jump from the rocks, near the top the stairs, into the pool, but this is quite dangerous, as the pool is tidal and quite shallow in parts.
Take a mask and snorkel for added value.
There is a nice park and walks above the pool. If you need exercise and have the time, take a walk to Clovelly (north) and have a swim there or in Gordon’s Bay (between Clovelly and Coogee).
Facilities are in the park and there are lots of places to eat.
Wild Swimming #62
Location – enter the GPS coordinates into google -33.9201 151.2605
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