Beat the heat this weekend.
While it may be the tail end of summer, the Bureau of Meteorology has predicted that every state and territory will experience "unusually hot" weather this weekend. With high temperatures expected to persist over the coming days, we thought we'd put together a list of our favourite places to cool off in Canada Bay.
And remember to keep cool, stay hydrated, look out for one another and plan ahead to beat the heat.
1. Bayview Park Baths
Our newest swim site is Bayview Park Baths in Concord, which reopened in November 2022 for the first time since 1969. Located on the Concord Peninsula, the baths feature a netted swim safety net and outdoor shower. Council is currently seeking feedback on a proposal for a new amenities building at the swim site. As with all beaches, it's best to consult RiverWatch before taking a dip, especially after summer storms!
2. Cabarita Beach
Why battle the traffic to take the family to one of the northern or eastern beaches when Cabarita is just around the corner? Located at the end of Cabarita Park, the Parramatta River beach is a particular favourite among families, with its close proximity to shaded playgrounds, a food and drinks kiosk, and Cabarita Swimming Centre (more on that below).
3. Cabarita Swimming Centre
Another great choice to cool off is Cabarita Swimming Centre, home to three saltwater swimming pools, a community room, grassed area, hot showers and change room facilities. Located at the tip of Cabarita Park, the swimming centre offers picturesque views overlooking the Parramatta River. Casual entry starts as low as $2.70 for pensioners, $5.10 for seniors and students, $5.50 for children and $7.50 for adults. Visit the website for more information.
4. Drummoyne Swimming Centre
Lap up the panoramic waterfront views at Drummoyne Swimming Centre this summer. The centre is a favourite among locals for its beautiful location and family-friendly atmosphere. Casual entry starts as low as $2.70 for pensioners, $5.10 for seniors and students, $5.50 for children, and $7.50 for adults. Visit the website for more information.
5. Chiswick Baths
Splash about in Chiswick Baths! This unpatrolled, shark netted swimming beach in on Bortfield Drive, Chiswick. Water quality is suitable for swimming most of the time though the baths may be closed after heavy rain, so make sure to check BeachWatch before taking a dip.