Murray Rose Pool

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COVID safe summer

We need your help so we can all enjoy a COVID safe summer.

Please meet social distancing requirements at all times, avoid crowds and maintain good personal hygiene. Stay at home if you're unwell.

Our staff and security personnel will be monitoring crowds at our beaches and parks during summer. If locations reach full capacity to the extent where social distancing requirements cannot be met, we will need to stop further entry until more space becomes available. For location updates check our Facebook page. We will also be updating our VMS sign boards with site-specific information.

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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.