Have you heard about Grannies’ Pool? It’s a swimming lagoon near Blacksmiths Beach in Lake Macquarie. Facing the Swansea Channel, this shallow tidal pool is perfect for the preschooler set to splash around.
The area around Grannies Pool was upgraded in late 2017 with a new 350-metre shared pathway from the car park and a concrete viewing area. It also has a 50 metre accessibility path which makes it easier to take prams and wheelchairs down to the pool.
The name of the pool comes from it’s history with parents and grandparents teaching their kids to swim.
You can also follow the path around to Blacksmiths Breakwall.
Toilets & Showers: No – nearest at SLSC
Shade: Bring your own sunshelter. On hot days, there’s entire camps of sun tents.
Parking: Free carparking area in parking lot. Follow signs to Grannies Pool from Blacksmiths SLSC. Additional parking near Blacksmiths SLSC
Picnic Area: No
Kiosk: Takeaway food shop located across from the beach car park
Disabled Accessibility: Yes, ramp down to pool
Nearest Playground: Located 500 metres away on Gommera Street
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