The Newcastle Ocean Baths are just like the ocean, only less sharkier! The are large swimming pools set at the ocean's edge and fed by the ocean's salt water. When you're swimming in the baths, it feels almost exactly like being in the ocean, and at high tide the waves break against the Ocean Baths and pour over their edge.
There are two separate Ocean Baths located at Newcastle Beach, one is very shallow and is for families with small children. The larger bath is about five-feet deep and has a separate area for lane swimming. There is ample area around the Newcastle Ocean Baths for sun bathing or to stow your things while you swim.
There is ample pay parking if you drive to the baths, or you can reach the Newcastle Ocean Baths via the Newcastle Memorial Walk.