The Bronte baths are the perfect spot to go for a morning dip or to get away from the sand at the beach. The rock pool is located at Bronte Beach and it can get quite busy on a hot summers day. If you’re a morning person, the Bronte baths also provide a beautiful vantage point to watch the sunrise over the ocean horizon.
How to Get to Bronte Baths
You can find the Bronte Baths at the southern end of Bronte Beach. There are frequent public buses that run from Bondi Junction to Bronte Beach. The 379 bus from Bondi Junction Stand E comes every 10 minutes and it’ll take you right to the beach. You can also get the 360 from Bondi Junction Stand L every 20 minutes but you’ll have to hop off just at the top of the beach and walk down about 5 minutes. The public buses from Bondi Junction will cost you around $2 AUD, so they’re a fairly cheap option. Another alternative for getting around Sydney is to use Uber which is much cheaper than getting a taxi.
We definitely recommend using the App called TripView for any public transport around New South Wales. It shows all bus routes, where they stop, as well as bus timetables.
Where to stay
Trying to find a hotel in Bronte can be a challenge as most accommodation options are limited to expensive apartments. There are cheaper options like hostels in surrounding suburbs such as Bondi Beach. If you’re looking for a more central place to stay, Bondi Junction is also a great option with plenty of connecting buses.
The most popular hostel in Bondi Beach is Noahs Bondi Beach although there a few others to choose from too.
Bronte Baths Opening Hours and Entrance Fee
The Bronte baths are free to use and the pool is always open. However, if the pool is being cleaned or if the ocean waves are too dangerous, the council will close the pool temporarily. There are also change rooms and showers located at the baths.
What to expect
This beautiful ocean pool is a great alternative to the more famous Bondi Icebergs pool and it’s also free! The pool is built beside a small rocky cliffside and is right beside the refreshing ocean. There are stairs leading down into the shallow end of the pool. Alternatively, you can walk around to the other side and take the stairs down to the deep end. The bright white fencing of the stairs leading down to the pools is a great place to quickly take some photos. You can also walk along the edge of the pool and get right up close to the ocean waves as they crash along the rocks.
The Bronte baths are a popular spot for swimmers and kids of all ages enjoying a refreshing dip. You’re sure to find this place absolutely packed on a hot Australian day. The pool is a great spot to spend the day soaking up the sun and enjoying the ocean breeze.
Just a little further up the path from Bronte baths is a great viewpoint that overlooks the ocean and the horizon. The sun rises along the east coast so this is also a perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful sunrise. Once you hit the end of the pathway, climb up the rocks on the right to witness some more super unique views. We managed to find an awesome viewpoint looking back over Bronte Beach and the rock pool.
Bronte Beach is a great alternative to Bondi and it’s also one of our favourite Sydney beaches. The large grassy area by the beach is perfect to hang out on a hot summers day. Be sure to check out this awesome beach for yourself!