The Geoff James Pool (Clovelly Ocean Pool)

Clovelly Road, Clovelly NSW 2031

Clovelly Road, Clovelly NSW 2031
  • Ocean pool

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


This facility reopened on Friday 15 May 2020. Swimmers are limited to 10 people at a time. Please practice good hand hygiene and keep 1.5m between users. Thank you for protecting the health of our community.


The Geoff James Pool is located directly adjacent to Clovelly Beach on the southern side of the concrete promenade. It is a 25m salt water pool with four lanes ideal for lap swimmers. The pool is regularly cleaned and maintained by Randwick City Council. Lifeguards and lifesavers are on duty at Clovelly Beach during daylight saving months. There are toilet, shower and café facilities located nearby. Best parking is the large Clovelly Beach car park on the southern side of the bay.

Randwick City Council does not use any chemicals to clean or maintain our ocean pools. Ocean pools are regularly inspected by Council staff and when required they are steam cleaned. The water quality of our ocean pools is dependent upon the condition of the ocean water as the pumps draw water directly from the bay and water and seaweed and other material can wash into the pool over the sides.

This pool is scheduled for cleaning every week, Cleaning occurs mostly on Fridays to cater for weekend usage, however, this program can occasionally change at very short notice due to tidal and weather conditions impacting upon the access and cleanliness of the pool.

The cleanliness of the water can change with weather conditions and tidal wash which can sometimes wash seaweed and other material into the pool. The water inlets are dependent upon tidal conditions and the pumps are programmed to operate for several hours during each high tide however this will only activate when the conditions allow. Due to the age of this facility there are some stains and markings that cannot be removed.

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