We’re not normally ones to go to the beach and just lie in the sun. With several cases of skin cancer in my family I’m very wary of the sun and always make sure that everyone has layers of sunscreen and long sleeves if possible (much to their disgust of course). Thursday and Friday were just such lovely days though, that we just couldn’t resist getting out there. The kids have been really keen on swimming lately, begging to go in the pool at any opportunity, and since we had such a lovely spontaneous time at Forster Ocean Baths recently we thought it might be a good chance to try out some other local ocean baths.
Ocean baths are great for the kids at the stage they’re at now. Blake is quickly learning new skills in the water, jumping, diving and swimming longer distances every day. He likes new challenges such as swimming further under water. Alexandra is not quite swimming independently yet, but is rapidly building her confidence. She’s always begging to go swimming. I love ocean baths because I love being immersed in the ocean: it’s refreshing to the mind, body and soul in a way that a swimming pool can never but the pool lets us swim safely with the kids, who aren’t really ready to swim in the waves, and even do a few laps. Blake also loved climbing and bounding over the rocks and exploring the rock pools near by.
Parking at Black Head Beach is good and there was still plenty of room, despite being the tail end of the Easter School Holidays. There is a playground, picnic area and good toilet facilities. Importantly for me there’s also a cafe with coffee just across the road.
We ended up going to the ocean baths at Black Head Beach two days in a row and had a wonderful time!