5 Cool Swimming Havens for Eastern Suburb Locals under $7

view of eastern suburb locals at bondi icebergs

Blue skies, ample sunshine, plenty of daylight and balmy temperatures – that’s when summer is well and truly here. While Sydney has some of the most picturesque beaches in Australia, sometimes an outdoor pool can be just as fun. And it won’t cost you a fortune if you live in the Eastern Suburbs. Take advantage of the blissful Sydney summer and enjoy these cool swimming havens for Eastern suburb locals under $7… and some are even free!

Bondi Icebergs, Bondi Beach

One of the best ways to explore the spectacular waters of Bondi Beach minus the crowds, Bondi Icebergs has become part of the iconic Eastern suburb landscape. From spectacular views to a rich history, there’s plenty on offer at this incredible outdoor pool sitting on the fringes of the beach. As a swimming club, there’s a reasonably priced food and drinks menu as well to choose from. You can either hang out by the pool, or you can sit in the clubhouse for magnificent coastal views. Swim and enjoy a sauna at Bondi Icebergs for a mere $6.50. Passes for multiple swimming sessions are also available.

Wylies Baths, Coogee

Nestled a few hundred metres to the south of the glorious Coogee Beach lies Wylies Baths. This picturesque ocean pool with sweeping coastal views sits along the Maroubra to Bondi coastal walk. Offering a relaxing atmosphere, there are plenty of lifestyle facilities on offer. ‘Massage by the Sea’ – Sydney’s oldest massage therapy centre offers massages on decks as you take in breathtaking ocean vistas. Wylie’s Wellness offers a cosy atmosphere with yoga, Pilates and meditation classes on the northern deck. Swimmers can enjoy a range of activities here with rates starting from just $5 per person.

Murray Rose Pool (formerly Redleaf Pool), Double Bay

A harbourside enclosure off Seven Shillings Beach in Double Bay sits Murray Rose Pool. This netted pool has two floating pontoons and presents the perfect atmosphere for Eastern suburb locals to swim or sunbath. The waters are generally calm and pristine, which makes it an excellent pool area for adults and kids alike. There’s only walking access to the pool through the Blackburn Gardens or from the backend of the Woollahra Council car park. The best part is you can put your wallet away – it’s totally free for you and the whole family to use the pool.

Bronte Baths, Bronte Beach

Bronte Baths are nestled to the south of Bronte Beach with spectacular park and cliff surrounds. From families looking for some fun in the sun to serious experts, you’ll find plenty of action in this outdoor pool setting. The salt water rock pool is the perfect opportunity to swim and sunbathe on the shores of a popular Eastern suburb coastal enclave. And it’s totally free to swim in this attractive haven.

Watsons Bay Baths, Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay Baths give you the perfect opportunity to swim in a pristine ocean pool or lay on the decks with panoramic views of the beautiful Sydney Harbour. The baths in Watsons Bay cater to people of all age groups, whether you’re a novice or skilled swimmer. In 2010, this harbourside pool was renovated to an Olympic-size pool complete with a boardwalk, sunbathing pontoons and seating. And it’s completely free to use.

Eastern suburb locals never have to venture too far from home to enjoy some of the most exciting outdoor swimming havens Sydney has to offer – all under $7 per person.

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