This is another traditional (heritage-listed) ocean pool. Entry fees apply ($5). It’s a stunning spot with views to Coogee Beach and Wedding Cake Island. The concrete surrounds are a nice relaxing place to top up on the sun’s rays. The kiosk above the pool has cappuccinos and other goodies; you can even have a massage or do a yoga class. The dressing sheds are well fitted out, despite their old style appearance (20c for a hot shower). Access is via many steps, so it is not suitable for disabled or elderly people. It’s OK for kids, but if you have strollers and bags of kids stuff, it could be a challenge.
Although Wylies is a fairly safe spot, it is subject to wave action and may be closed if the waves are too high. A lifeguard is on duty at all times.
Coogee is a busy area in the summer so parking can be an issue on weekends.
I think that this pool is a must-do for all Sydney siders. Pick a fine day with a rising tide, pack your block-out, your favourite towel, book a massage perhaps and plan for enough time to soak it all up.
Wild Swimming #64
Location – enter the GPS coordinates into Google -33.9257 151.2593
Child friendly 4/5
My rating 4/5