About Broken Baths Beach
Broken Baths Beach is one of the seven Sea Point Beaches running from Mouille Point in the north, to Bantry Bay in the south. It is the closest beach to the Sea Point public swimming pool or Sea Point Pavilion complex.
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There is public parking along the promenade and in the nearby side-streets, but these fill quickly due to the popularity of the Sea Point Promenade. When weather permits Broken Baths Beach is a great place to take the kids to play in the rock or broken tidal pools and/or to relax and suntan.
There is a somewhat rough (broken shells) access way into the ocean from Broken Baths Beach, but swimming in the open water isn’t safe and it’s best to stick to within the in the many rock pools or head to the safer tidal pool at the adjacent Milton Beach. At certain times of year there can be a considerable amount of Kelp (Sea Weed) washed onto the rocks and beach which produces a rather nasty smell as it bakes in the sun.
With the Sea Point Promenade being a tourist attraction the Sea Point Beaches are usually kept pretty clean as are the public ablution facilities. There is also a relatively decent Police presence, but this doesn’t always deter the opportunists (see note below).
- Public Parking
- Public Toilets
- Splashing in Rockpools
- Swimming (not recommended)
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Broken Baths Beach gets it’s name from the now broken tidal pools, which were the original pools built in 1895 for the local residents. Back then it was frequented by both men and women although only at separate times. These pools were destroyed by rough seas in 1911 and at the time, construction of the Milton Beach Tidal Pool had already begun, and so it was decided not to rebuild the ‘broken baths‘…