Murray Rose Pool

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New South Head Road, Double Bay

This harbourside tidal enclosure (previously known as Redleaf Pool) is popular with all age groups and can be crowded 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.


Stair access from New South Head Road


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

Things to do

  • Swimming
  • Sunning on the beach and adjacent grassed area


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.


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

Prohibited activities

  • Fishing (line and spear)
  • Smoking