The facility will be closed (including for Key Holders) for half a day to facilitate a media release for SPORTSCRAFT x Australian Olympic Committee that will be making a significant contribution to our on-going management & maintenance fund. The pool will re-open to the public from 12 noon. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
A year in review: Community Information Night November 2020 Slide Deck
We are currently accepting entry for
Requirements for Entry:
Please ensure you follow all guidance from the Wylie's Baths Staff. We are all doing our best to ensure the facility may remain open & to minimise the risk of community transmission of coronavirus.
Please complete this form upon each entry to the Baths. This form has been updated to the Service NSW Webform Check-In.
Stay up to date with what you can and can't do under the NSW Health guidelines and rules
Time Open: 7AM
Time Closed: 5PM
Beautiful day!! Swimming conditions will improve as the day goes on with a 4:40pm low tide. Come down for a a coffee and our new winter specials!
Swim club this morning, 9-11am
Remember to do our COVID safe login on your way in.
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Question: When is the best time to swim at Wylie's Baths?
Answer: It depends.
Wylie's Baths is built below the high-water mark, which means it gets flushed twice daily by the high tide. If there is much swell (wave action) about, this can create quite rough and dangerous conditions. If you are after "still water" for lap swimming & those infinity pool vibes, best to come in the window of 3 hours before low tide and 3 hours after low tide. Depending on how big the swell is, this window of 'good lap swimming' will diminish ie some days, you're only good for 30 minutes either side of the low mark.
Most importantly, Wylie's Baths is a dynamic tidal pool environment. It's also a 'living pool' with marine life, a natural rock bottom, octopus, fish, sea urchins, and more!
Swim within your ability, and if you aren't sure about getting in, we encourage you to sit and watch the conditions for ten minutes or more, as lulls between sets can give you a false sense of calm in the pool.
If you prefer the whirlpool scene - the high tide will give you better wave action!
Keep in mind, the most dangerous and exposed area of the pool is the northern wall - the one closest to Coogee Beach. As waves crash in to the pool, the water level rises and rushes out via the path of least resistance - north - and can take YOU with the rush of water. Please be mindful of this and follow all signage or instructions related to pool restrictions, or considering your ability & the risks associated with rougher conditions.
Any questions? Ask our staff and we can help you!
Useful links and forecasts:
NSW Office of Environment and Heritage: Ocean Beaches Daily Pollution Forecast
Tide Chart: 2021 BOM Tide Chart
Upcoming private functions at Wylies Baths. If you would like to hire Wylies for your special event, please check out our Events Page.
|Date||Hired Area||Time Facility Closed||Event Management||Do Key Holders Have Access?|
|Tuesday, 18 May 2021||Entire Facility - Morning Half Day||5AM - 12PM||SPORTSCRAFT & AOC||No Key Holder or Public Access|
|Saturday, 22 May 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 4 September 2021||Entire Facility||4:30PM||Gallivant||No Key Holder Access|
|Friday, 17 September 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Gallivant||No Key Holder Access|
|Friday, 5 November 2021||Entire Facility (tentative hold)||5PM||TBC||TBC|
|Saturday, 6 November 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Katering||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 13 November 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 20 November 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 27 November 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Gallivant||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 18 December 2021||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Friday, 7 January 2022||Entire Facility||5PM||Katering||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 8 January 2022||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 22 January 2022||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|
|Saturday, 8 October 2022||Entire Facility||5PM||Laissez-Faire||No Key Holder Access|