Jellybean Pool is a divine spot for a day trip from Sydney or when staying in the Blue Mountains.
This is a such a family friendly place, having a good sized area of beach, some shallow water and plenty space to swim too.
And it’s just a very short (but steep) 200 metre walk down from the car park.
So, where is Jellybean Pool?
Well, the pool is in the Blue Mountains National Park, 2km in from the Glenbook Entrance.
Here’s the map to have a look at:
(People sometimes Google Glenbrook National Park, but in fact this is part of the Blue Mountains National Park.
PS . To find more places to swim in the Blue Mountains, check out this excellent book:
Read more about Wild Swimming Sydney on this post.
Jellybean Pool Dangers
If you have young children who cannot swim then you will have to stay right beside them. There is lots of very deep water in Jellybean Pool and it would be easy to get into danger.
If your children are good swimmers then you’d still want to swim with them for the longer swims, I think. My son and I really loved a long swim together side by side. It was an adventure and felt as if we’d miraculously transported to the Northern Territory, but without the croc concerns.
Getting To Jellybean Pool
Glenbrook is the first town in the Blue Mountain. You reach it very quickly after crossing the Nepean River when the M4 turns into the A32.
The road starts to climb into the mountains and very quickly there’s clear signing for Glenbrook and the Blue Mountains National Park Glenbrook entrance.
I did need to use Google maps to navigate the short distance through Glenbrook to the National Park entrance.
Remember you need to have annual National Parks membership or else pay a day use fee.
You can park at the Entrance and take the Jellybean Track down to the pool. For us it was a hot day and swimming was the lure.
There’s a main Jellybean Pool car park plus an overflow car park before it.
We went on a quiet mid week afternoon. Warning! The Jellybean Pool can get VERY BUSY. Go early on warm weekend days and school holidays. Go VERY EARLY, if at all, on public holidays as it would be terribly hectic.
You could stay at this lovely spot all day if you took a picnic. It’s a lovely destination in its own right.
It’s also a top spot to stop on a drive beyond the Blue Mountains, as was the case for us.
So we had to press on. The walk back to the car park is steep… but short.
So, there you go, Jellybean Pool is a delightful place to go swimming in the Blue Mountains.
A great place to stay in the Blue Mountains is the Fairmont Resort and Spa, read our review here.
NB: If you fancy a swim in a normal pool after your Jellybean Pool dip then head over to:
Address: Fletcher St & Wascoe Street, Glenbrook NSW 2773
Myself and my son really loved our swim at Jellybean Pool and we’ll be back, taking the GoPro and my better cameras next time!
PS You might also like our article about the delightfully retro Megalong Valley Tea Rooms, click here.