Can’t get enough of wild swimming spots around NSW? You’ve come to the right place. We’re huge fans of skipping overcrowded beaches in favour of tranquil spots out in nature where you can float, splash and swim to your heart’s content. From waterfalls that flow into dramatic swimming holes to secluded thermal pools, there are plenty of incredible places where you can dip your toes and cool off on a hot day. One such spot that features on many a swimmer’s bucket list is the Blue Pool in Bermagui, a stunning gem on the Sapphire Coast. Although simply dubbed “Blue Pool”, the swimming spot is a slightly greenish shade of cyan but fades into lovely turquoise, yellow and even a pale pink depending on the time of the day.
Blue Pool, Bermagui
NSW is filled with hundreds of swimming spots and the Blue Pool in Bermagui is regularly cited as one of the very best and well worth the drive out of the city. A walk down the cliff will lead you to the 50-metre-long natural rock pool which has doubled to twice its original size in 1937. It’s up there as one of the best swimming spots on the South Coast and it’s easy to see why. The aquamarine colours of the pool are perfectly complimented by gorgeous views of the ocean laid out in front of you, dramatic blues, endless open skies and caramel-coloured rocks adding to its rustic appeal. It doesn’t get much better than this for an open-air dip away from the city. Even better is the lack of crowds. It’s surprisingly easy to get it to yourself despite its popularity amongst both locals and holidaymakers alike.
The gorgeous pool is also home to some local sealife like crabs, sea stars, fish and marine snails. It’s also conveniently located just 100m from the Blue Pool car park. Facilities on-site include a toilet, shower and a change room. If you’re not in the mood for a swim, head up to the viewing platform and enjoy the stunning views over the ocean, you might even catch a whale or two during spring and summer. The Blue Pool is located a 5.5-hour drive from Sydney and a 30-minute drive from the coastal town of Narooma. Read more about this beautiful spot here.