The sand-filled remains of a public saltwater pool are visible just south of Bunbury’s Rocky Point.
Redevelopment of Bunbury’s Jetty Baths was thought to be a cheaper alternative to development of an ocean pool.
The Bunbury Municipal Council constructed a public saltwater pool (known as the Stillwater Baths) on the basalt rock just south of Rocky Point to provide safe bathing facilities for children. The pool cost about a thousand pounds and was regarded as a boon for visitors and local residents and as evidence of the municipality’s enterprise and progress.
The completed pool required the sanction of the Public Works Department before it could be made available to the public.
World War II
The pool at Bunbury Back Beach became unusable.
A Bunbury Heritage Trail mentioned this ghost pool as a feature of the Rocky Point Basalt formation.
Details of the pool were provided on a sign above its sand-filled remains.