A secret swimming spot: the Bogey Hole

An iconic and secret swimming spot of Newcastle, NSW Australia, is the Bogey Hole. This harbour city with famous surf beaches (Newcastle Beach and Merewether Beach) and coastal walk, is north of Sydney, two hours away.

The Bogey Hole is a natural pool located at the foot of Shepherds Hill, beneath King Edward Park, with a spectacular view of Newcastle coast.

This unique spot, also known as the “Commandant’s Baths”, was built by order of Commandant Morisset for his personal use and carved from ocean rocks by convicts around 1820. In 1863 was reopened as public pool and renamed after the Aboriginal Dharug word bugi: to bathe.

During summer this swimming spot is loved by locals and visitors who can refresh crashing into the pool and enjoy the sound of the waves .

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