Blue Pool – Bermagui – Sapphire Coast NSW
The Blue Pool at Bermagui is one of the Sapphire Coast’s most iconic landmarks. Situated a few minutes’ walk form the heart of town, the pool offers a refreshing alternative to the sandy and sometimes windy nearby beaches.
Where is Blue Pool? – Located right opposite the water tower on Scenic Drive and the pool is reached via a staircase from the parking area. Easy to get to.
Swimming at Blue Pool – Crystal clear and refreshing swim. The Pool itself is about 50 metres in length and was once used for local swimming competitions.
The constant battering of waves creates an exciting swimming experience, along with the ocean side of the pool. Next door there is a small wading pool, which is great for kids. Make sure you bring your goggles, you’ll notice literally hundreds of fish that call the Blue Pool home.
History of the Blue Pool – Bermagui
1936 – Bermagui philanthropist Bill Dickinson (and local legend) initiated a project to develop the local natural swimming hole, Blue Hole into a good-sized, saltwater pool.
1937 – Eric Spooner, the NSW Minister for Works and Local Government, offered an additional grant of 50 pounds for Bermagui’s headland drive and a grant of 200 pounds towards the cost of making improvements to the rock baths at Bermagui South. This was in the provision that local resident raises an extra 100 pounds.
1938 – By February, the contractors at the Blue Pool had practically finished work under the original contract. And extra 100 pounds was allocated to cover a flight of concrete steps, extending the rear concrete wall to cut off a wading pool for children and further rock excavation. Blue Pool opens.
1942 – Fears of a Japanese invasion prompted the setup of a coast watch above the Blue Pool.
The 1990s – Though both the Blue Pools are flushed at high tides, a pump had been installed to maintain its water levels for the benefits of locals and tourists
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