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Whether winter or summer, a dip in the ocean is one of the best ways to clear your mind. We're pretty blessed here in Australia, with an abundance of breathtaking beaches that attract droves of travellers year round.
But if waves aren't your thing, there are plenty of ocean pools where you can enjoy a relaxing dip and catch up on your latest read in the sun (or shade). To make organising your next roadtrip a little easier, we've compiled 40 (forty!) secret ocean pools to add to your mood board.
So, as you plan your next summer getaway, consider one of these secret ocean pools around Australia, and wherever you end up—remember to wear SPF and take your rubbish with you when you leave.
1. Figure Eight Pools, NSW
Tucked inside the Royal National Park, the Figure Eight Pools are elusive—and those who venture to find them are rewarded with extraordinary natural pools to admire that border Burning Palms Beach.
2. Injidup Natural Spa, WA
Surrounding natural rocks shelter this glorious rock pool and protect it from the crashing waves from the ocean. Take a break from the sea and stake your claim to one of the large rocks that are perfect for sunbathing.
3. Killarney Glen, QLD
This iconic heart-shaped waterhole is the best spot for a summer pic for the gram. Killarney Glen is located in the Gold Coast Hinterland and is as popular with locals as those visiting for the day.