How much fun has my family had at Northbridge Baths over the years???
It’s a great little spot, much loved by local families and it was a home away from home for us for the years we lived close by.
We’ve moved further away now, but we still visit every summer. Now that all my kids swim well, it’s becomes an almost-relaxing place to visit.
I still have to keep a close eye on them but it’s great to be able to swim around with them, jump off the boardwalks etc etc
NB People might called this place Northbridge Beach, but it’s properly called Northbridge Baths.
The one downside to Northbridge Baths is the steep hill down from the car park… and the lack of a cafe is sad too.
It’s pretty hard going with a stroller, by the way, especially on the way back to the carpark, but worth it.
Anyway, here are the updated details.
Phone: 9958 7915
Northbridge Baths Opening Hours: Baths open all year round 24 hours a day. Toilet blocks opened approximately 6am – 6pm.
Northbridge Baths is an enclosed area of beach and water in calm and scenic Middle Harbour. Surrounded by bobbing yachts and wooded slopes, the baths are enclosed by a wooden boardwalk.
There is a good area of shallow water for children to run and splash about in, then deeper waters with marked lanes and a diving area.
There is a large area of beach for playing plus an extensive grassy area. Tables, chairs and sun-loungers are set out under shade and there is plenty of space to sit on the stepped terrace seating by the beach. There are gas barbecues.
NB: The baths are unsupervised so you do need to keep a very close eye on the kids.
NB 2: Best not to swim for three days after heavy rain… council also says to check water quality when you visit. It’s usually good but like all Sydney’s beaches avoid after rain.
Cafe: No, sadly, there used to be one when you paid to enter, but no longer
Toilets: Large change room with benches, toilets and hot showers
Shade: Plenty on grassy areas from shadecloth and trees
Playground: No, but grassy space to kick a ball
Mum’s report: Lots and lots of space for the kids to run around and play makes this a great spot to meet up with friends
Extras: The Northbridge Amateur Swimming Club welcomes swimmers for their many squads and races, see all the info in the comment below.
Northbridge Baths Parking: Free carpark on Widgiewa Road, just above the baths. It’s a steep walk down! Can be hard to park on sunny days and public holidays. Go early or late, or in middle of day when little kids have gone home to sleep.
Have you visited Northbridge Baths? Is there another baths or rock pools that is a special place for your family?
PS There’s a terrific playground in Northbridge that is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers, the fully fenced John Roche Playground in Northbridge Park, click here to read all about it!
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