(Image taken on 24 June 2007. Author’s own collection. 2016 storms damaged the graceful sculptures)
The first ocean pool north of Sydney Harbour is located in Manly’s Cabbage Tree Bay, the Fairy Bower pool is tiny, triangular and graced by two sculptures. It’s one of the smallest public ocean pools not specifically built for children and much younger than the earliest sea pools on Manly’s harbour beach.
This pool is ankle-deep at the eastern end and reaches a maximum depth of 1.5 metres against the western end. Its shape and sculptures make it attractive for photographers and for visitors strolling down from The Corso and round to Manly’s Shelly Beach.
Bower Lane, Manly, NSW, 2095, Australia
(Latitude South 33 degrees 48 minutes 03 seconds, Longitude East 151 degrees 17 minutes 40 seconds)