Freshwater Beach + Rock Pool: More Photos

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Just as a wee addition to the updated photos and info I posted on lovely Freshwater Beach here in Sydney, I thought I’d lob these ones up too.

The twinnies and I had the most sublime visit a few weeks ago. It was a completely glorious warm winter’s day, in September I think it was.

We threw the old wetsuits my older boys used to wear in the car, and I chucked my swimming wetsuit in too… not really intending to swim, I thought the water would be too chilly.

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

PS you’ll find a 30 second video of Freshie’s gorgeous rock pool here.

Well, there was no holding the kids back… the wetsuits were on and they all dashed straight in to play in the waves.

These wetsuits are very old and only 3mm or 4mm. The kids were all running around so much they kept themselves very warm. They stayed in for ages.

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

It’s time for this young Aussie to learn to surf.

Later we went over to the gorgeous rock pool and I did a few laps. I had on my flippers and a mask and snorkel. Blimey he water was nippy at first, I had to dash up and down a few laps to warm up… then it was fine.

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

You have to go as fast as you can to stay warm. It gets the old heart rate up for sure.

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

Exhileration to the max… with beautiful views to boot.

Freshwater beach sydney kids families

And the best thing about Sydney’s rock pools?  No sharks!!

Freshwater Beach is a great spot for swimming, surfing and playing around, both summer and winter. Find all the info you need for a visit here.

Many people swim in Sydney’s rock pools and at the beach all year round. One group to check out is Manly’s the Bold and the Beautiful, a great bunch of people, many of whom swim all year round.

Read why swimming is such great exercise in this post.

I’m a bit of a wimp in winter to be honest.

But this sunny day made me brave.

Do you swim in the sea in winter?

Happy swimming.

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Posted on: October 29, 2013

10 Comments

  • Reply October 29, 2013

    Kirsty

    It looks just glorious! I used to (pre-kids!) swim in the sea in winter. I even went swimming at St Andrew’s (Scotland!) in November one year, and all through my twenties I swam through winter and made sure I went sea-swimming at midnight (or close to it!) on the mid-winter solstice, here in Victoria. Since the kids I’ve become a lot more wussy – but these photos are an inspiration!

    • Reply October 29, 2013

      Seana Smith

      You were very tough swimming in Victoria in winter- blimey. I like the swimming wetsuit I have, not needed in summer but very good just now.

      Must dig out photos of Scottish swims … Nippy!

  • Reply October 29, 2013

    Deborah Dickson-Smith

    Ah, Freshie… my local (and favourite) beach! Summer really did come early this year didn’t it? Funnily enough Freshie features on my latest post today. Great minds and all that.

    • Reply October 29, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Winter is back… today feels doubly grim cos it’s been so warm lately.

  • Reply October 29, 2013

    Grace

    Nothing more invigorating than the crisp ocean water! And your twinnies! What a ball they would’ve had!

    • Reply October 29, 2013

      Seana Smith

      Just add friends and those twins belt about for hours. But on a day as grey and wet as today that warm winters day seems totally unreal.

      Happy holidays!

  • Reply October 30, 2013

    Desire Empire

    Love the pools for the fact there are no sharks. Looks very refreshing.
    Carolyn

  • What a gorgeous spot for a swim…. I’m a wuss, can’t handle cold waters. Starting to become a Queenslander and don’t swim in the winter. Even though the water is balmy compared to the states Below 😉

  • Reply May 8, 2016

    James

    Sound good wetsuits! What make is the blue one on the boy?

    • Reply May 8, 2016

      Seana Smith

      So sorry, I don’t know! Not at home so can’t check – apologies

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