The Bogey Hole is one of the best swimming holes in the world!
Well according to US news outlet CNN anyway, who listed the iconic natural Newcastle landmark among twelve of the best tidal and oceanside pools on earth in their site’s travel section.
And we’re in some pretty good company too, with the likes of Porto Moniz in Madeira, Portugal, Treyarnon, in Cornwall, England, and Queen Joan’s Baths, in Sorrento, Italy.
Here’s some of what they had to say about or glorious landmark.
“Cut out of the rock by convict laborers in 1820 at the behest of the then Commandant of Newcastle, Lieutenant Colonel James Thomas Morriset, today Bogey Hole, once known as the Commandant’s Baths, is a protected heritage site.
“Expanded in the late 19th century, these shallow baths are reached by vertiginous steps, with the swell of the ocean crashing against its walls making for a visceral swim. When the water gets too rough, the pool is best avoided. Accessible via King Edward Park, it can get crowded on sunny days and during school holidays.”
Well done, Bogey Hole. Well done.
The full list
– Porto Moniz, Madeira, Portugal
– Treyarnon, Cornwall, England
– Giola, Thassos, Greece
– Queen Joan’s Baths, Sorrento, Italy
– Queen’s Baths, Eleuthera, Bahamas
– Saunders Rock, Cape Town, South Africa
– Kitsilano Pool, Vancouver, Canada
– Plage de Bon Secours, Saint-Malo, France
– Bogey Hole, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
– Walpole Bay Tidal Pool, Cliftonville, England
– Copenhagen Harbor Baths, Copenhagen, Denmark
– Azenhas do Mar, Sintra, Portugal