Wylies Baths

Wylies Baths

4B Neptune Street, Coogee NSW 2034

4B Neptune Street, Coogee NSW 2034
  • Toilets
  • Changing facilities
  • Showers

  • Ocean pool

  • Smoking is prohibited in this area
  • Dogs prohibited
  • Fires prohibited
  • Glass prohibited

Features

Wylie's Baths is one of Sydney's most recognisable and beautiful ocean tidal pools.

Wylie's is located just a few hundred metres south of Coogee Beach in Sydney's eastern suburbs, sitting right below the magnificent Coastal Walkway. The Baths has sweeping 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooks the famous Wedding Cake Island.

It's a perfect setting to come and enjoy Sydney's coastline at its best. Visitors regularly come to Wylie's to enjoy a casual swim or do some laps in the 50 yard pool, soak up some rays or even just enjoy a sandwich, coffee or refreshments at the kiosk. They also have on site massages, yoga, pilates and tai chi classes for those looking to get the body and mind into shape! The kiosk sells swimming accessories and a range of official Wylie's merchandise.

Wylie's also caters for wedding receptions – what more spectacular way to celebrate that special day than overlooking the ocean at sunset? Visit their Weddings section for more detailed information.

The Baths is managed by an independent Trust and welcomes visitors 365 days a year and caters for everyone from young children to seniors!

Opening hours are:

  • 7am - 7pm November to April
  • 7am - 5pm April to October

History

Henry Alexander Wylie, a champion long distance and underwater swimmer, established Wylie's Baths in 1907. Wylie's daughter Wilhelmina, along with Fanny Durack, were Australia's first two female Olympic swimming representatives .The first gold and silver swimming medals for a women's event in the history of the Olympics went to Durack and Wylie respectively.

On 5th November 1959, the lease for the Baths was transferred to Mr Desmond Selby, who renamed the Baths "Sunset Pool". In the mid 1970s, storms and high seas damaged the baths, resulting in their temporary closure. In 1978 they were reopened under the control of Randwick Council and renamed Wylie's Baths. From that time the coordination of the Baths was undertaken by a Community Management Committee.

In October 1996 Wylie's Baths Trust was appointed to manage the Baths. Wylie's Baths has been classified by the National Trust of Australia (NSW Division)

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