While its bigger, more recogniseable neighbour often gets all the Insta-fame, these beautiful ocean baths are very deserving of a dip too. Built into the rocky cliffside, stairs lead down to a shallow-ish pool area, which is great for families and little nippers. There’s a small wooden barrier, which divides the pool up, so lap swimmers can do their thing (it’s not very long though, making it more suited to a leisurely few laps rather than a serious swim). Also try and get here before 5am – watching the sun breach over the ocean’s horizon from this vantage point is pretty special.
When you can’t choose between the beach and a swimming pool, these salty swimming spots have the best of both worlds. Dive in as the sun rises and you’ll have the baths to yourself, or wade in at high tide for a thrilling swell as waves crash against the walls. Here, we have collected Sydney's 11 best ocean pools for all your salty needs. You're welcome.
If you want more of a wave-fighting challenge, head to the city's best beaches or if you'd prefer to swap sand for seclusion, check out these beautiful bushland swimming holes.