South Curl Curl Rockpool
Again the Gs were impressed with the fantastic ocean pools , ease of parking and friendly open folk of the Northern Beaches. No matter where the Gs venture the marvel of Sydney never ceases to amaze.
South Curl Curl Rockpool was the destination of our Autumn ocean swimming adventure. The water was still warm around 22 degrees and the sun was out too. Good idea to check the cleaning schedule to time your visit appropriately.
The beach adjacent is a famous surf beach with a long stretch of white sand that will go well in any holiday destination photo.
We obtained great parking on the main road and then it was down the stairs . There was also disabled parking and access straight from the car park to the water.
The Ocean pool at South Curl Curl again, spectacular. The pool consists of 2 pools with a divider down the middle. A 6 lane 50 metre training pool and a 25m x 15m shallow play pool. This way the serious swimmers like the Gs can be separated from the yummy mummies and their offspring. The water was clean and it was a pleasure to do laps and appreciate the scenery.
We were struck by the fact that this magnificent Olympic sized pool is free and publicly available for all to enjoy. Lets hope things don’t change in that regard.
We arrived around lunchtime to see a group of children in red sun tshirts coming to enjoy the pool. These children were from Stewart house located across the road. Stewart House was set up in the 1930s and is still in operation today. It was created to give disadvantaged children a seaside holiday experience. Many of these children are from the far west of NSW and have never seen the ocean.
“ The School provides an education program to assist with the development of the emotional, psychological, physical and educational needs of visiting students and an excursion program to enable students to see the tourist sites of Sydney.”
It was heartwarming to see them all having such a lovely time.
The Gs did their laps and chatted to a lady who is a regular swimmer there. She gave us some incite into the increase in the property market and the up coming retirement village to be built. Sounds amazing but we are hopefully years off that. According to swimsallyswim the retires who sunbake along the wall are called “walruses” . This is not a label the svelte Gs wish to acquire too soon
The changerooms were clean and the showers are cold. The open space meant the Gs we able to chat with local ladies on the serious issues such as packing your swimming bag in a logical and prepared manner. There’s nothing like communal nudity to get a conversation going!
The surrounds to this pool include older style houses and a chilled café “ Gusto” on the beach where we were able to have a great coffee and couscous salad afterwards.
We will come back to spend more time here again- part of our continuing love of the North.