That’s right – the Blue Pool in Bermagui is actually green. Vivid, deep, emerald green, to be precise. Framed by honey-coloured rocks and multiple shades of the ocean’s blue, this stunning rock pool is a must-swim if you’re driving south from Narooma.

Highlight

  • Vividly beautiful setting
  • Refreshing swim
  • Snorkelling
  • No crowds

The Most Beautiful Rock Pool in Australia?

If Bermagui’s Blue Pool was any closer to Sydney, it’d rival the Figure Eight Pools and Bondi Icebergs. Yet the remoteness of Bermagui is part of the Blue Pool’s appeal.

Lying along the Sapphire Coast, 370 kilometres from Sydney and 647 kilometres from Melbourne, the Blue Pool doesn’t get many out of town visitors, despite being rated as one of the most beautiful rock pools in Australia.

 

 

We visited the pool on an exploratory afternoon drive from Narooma and none of us were prepared to discover such a sparkling gem in this somewhat understated location.

To get the most out of your experience at the Blue Pool, you’ve first got to see it in the context of the surrounding landscape from the cliff top viewing platform and, once you finally can tear yourself away from the mesmerizing view, take the steps down to the pool and go in for a refreshing dip.

There’s space to park in the Blue Pool car park just off Pacific Drive before walking along the path to the viewing platform. The pool is tucked in at the base of the cliff, its brilliantly green surface blissfully calm in contrast to the churning surf around it.

 

Bermagui Blue Pool is a Vivid Splash of Green on The Sapphire Coast, Margarita Steinhardt, ocean, waves, rocks, surf

 

If you’re keen on a swim, there are public change rooms available near the car park. You can also don your snorkelling gear and check out the abundant marine life in the pool. 

Essential Gear

  • Camera
  • Swimmers
  • Snorkel and fins
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

How To Get There

Drive to Bermagui on the NSW South Coast. Once in town, head east on Pacific Drive. The Blue Pool car park is just off Pacific Drive.

From Narooma – 30 min drive (35km), from Sydney 5.5hr drive (370km)

Skill Level

Beginner

Distance Covered

About 100m from the car park to the pool