Friday, 14 December 2012

Collaroy Rock Pool

  “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

For some unknown reason Ghandi arose early (a very rare occurrence) and cajoled Cousteau and Obi-Wan to race off to the pool. What an omen this turned out to be, the splosh were greeted with a magnificent high tide (their fav) crashing over the pools edge. While Cousteau and Obi-Wan went into the 50m lap pool, Ghandi discovered a 25 m wade pool which sloped towards the ocean directly in the path of the breaking waves. This was a day when we could swim, exercise and surf it was tremendous. The pool hugs the rock shelf and winds around from Collaroy where there is access to Fisherman's Beach. Facing eastwards out towards the ocean it feels as if you are a world away from everything. There was a cold current running that day of 18c but the original pool was very well maintained and the water, crystal clear (Dee Why take note). The same views as Narrabeen are mirrored back up from Collaroy to Narrabeen and equally picturesque.

There are disabled facilities, child's equipment area, small park, totally refurbished changing facilities in the SLSC building and open showers poolside. Although this beach is very close to the main road it feels well away from the hustle and bustle. It is a lovely surprise.

Many eating establishments serve the area but we chose a beachfront cafe which sadly didn't live up to expectation. That said nothing could ruin our enthusiasm for a really eye opening excursion!

Splosh Rating ****

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