Perth’s new stunning Scarborough Beach Pool is sure to rival Sydney’s Bondi Icebergs.
Scarborough Beach Pool versus Bondi Icebergs
Everyone has heard and wants to visit the iconic Sydney based Bondi Icebergs pool. This mythical blue green pool perched on the edge of Bondi Beach is on most travellers bucket list. Let’s agree, Bondi Icebergs is as Australian as vegemite on toast. However, Scarborough Beach, the jewel of Perth beaches, (thanks to Alan Bond and the America’s Cup), is set to rival the east coast with Perth’s very first beachside swimming pool.
Completed a few months ago, in time to handle the thousands of surf lifesavers who will front Scarborough Beach for the Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships, is the new Scarborough Beach Pool. This is more than just a swimming pool. It’s amazing.
The Scarborough Beach Pool has already made its geotag mark on instagram. All over Insta are endless pictures of the beautiful turquoise pools glistening aside Perth’s Indian Ocean. Striking is the Cooper & Oxley designed entrance. This distinct curved building features pre-cast curved columns, timber cladding and a large curved tile wall, which according to the architects will ensure ‘this 5 star green building will remain an icon for many years to come’. Agreed. The Scarborough Beach Pool, like it’s east coast friend, has made its mark as another Australian icon.
Lapping and splashing it up
The Scarborough Beach Pool offers eight x50 metre and four x25 metre lanes in its 26 to 27 degree lap pool and a large leisure pool (with fountains for the kids to play in) heated warmer to 32 degrees.
After shooting for this post, I used the opportunity to take in a swim in the mix of chlorine and salt water. The water is beautiful. My skin and hair actually felt soft after the swim, unlike other pools which often leave my skin itchy and my hair like straw.
For the non-swimmers
If swimming is not your thing – sunrise yoga, meta fit, deep blue water classes and boxfit are on offer.
If you prefer some R&R, grab a coffee from one of the near by cafes, a sun lounger and read a book on the grass under the shade of one of the established Pine trees.
Whether you are a swimmer, clubbie, surfer, yogi, fitness fanatic, water baby, beach lover, Iger, or traveller, a visit to the Scarborough Beach Pool needs to be on your Perth bucket list. This has to be one of the worlds most stunning public pools and at $6.50 entry or $40 per month unlimited entry (including fitness classes), I say “start the car”!
I would like to thank the City of Stirling for the opportunity to review your pool. I give it a 10/10.
Also, to Oobi (one of my favourite labels – Australian designed baby and girls clothes) thank you for my little princesses swimsuits. They are gorgeous. Pretty, chlorine resistant and sun smart. Available for purchase on line. For my readers, Oobi are offering 15% off any full priced clothing. Use the code: travelprincess at checkout.
To my photographer Mark Powell of Rockfish – you are a star.
If your like me and love pools and visiting amazing pools around the world is one of your bucket list things to do, you may want to take a peek at one of Asia’s best infinity pools at the Munduk Moding Resort in Bali. Feel free to share your favourite pools with me in the comments section below – I’d love to add them to my list. Sonja
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