Murray Rose Pool

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COVID-19 safety

Our beaches, harbourside pools and parks are open.

To provide increased evening exercise opportunities for our residents, sports lighting is currently activated from 6.45pm - 8.30pm Monday to Friday at all of our sportsgrounds: Andrew Petrie Oval and Woollahra Oval 2 and 3 (Woollahra), Christison Park (Vaucluse), Trumper Oval (Paddington) and Lyne Park (Rose Bay).

Please maintain good hygiene and social distancing when using our fitness equipment and playgrounds. Masks are no longer required in outdoor settings.

For updates on outdoor gathering restrictions, visit NSW Health.

Our staff and security personnel will be monitoring crowds at the Woollahra Council beaches and parks. If these locations reach full capacity to the extent where social distancing requirements cannot be met, we will need to stop public entry until people leave the location and more space becomes available. Check our social media and VMS boards in our popular recreational locations for updates.

We hope you enjoy our outdoor places and spaces.

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This harbourside tidal enclosure (previously known as Redleaf Pool) is popular with all age groups and proves busy on weekends in summer. The enclosure provides a swimming area of approximately 90m x 60m. The kiosk provides shaded seating and a spectacular outlook across Double Bay.

Getting here

536 New South Head Road, Double Bay

Stair access from New South Head Road


  • Year-round swimming enclosure
  • Pontoons
  • Kiosk
  • Toilets
  • Showers
  • Change room facilities


Dogs are prohibited from Murray Rose Pool, beach area and adjoining Blackburn Gardens


  • Fishing (line and spear)
  • Smoking


Council resolved to rename Redleaf Pool to Murray Rose Pool in honour of Olympic swimmer Murray Rose in August 2012.

Swimming advice

No life saving services are provided.

Beware of shallow water when diving.

The Office of Environment and Heritage recommends that you avoid swimming during and at least three days after heavy rain at harbour swimming areas due to the possibility of pollution from stormwater drains. Harbourwatch Information line 1800 036 677, or EPA Pollution Line 131 555.