ANGOURIE is a small coastal village just 6kms to the east of Yamba in New South Wales.
Famous for its surf beaches and fresh water pools, it makes a popular spot for swimming and has a stunning coastline to explore.
Prior to our trip, a number of people had told us to visit Angourie Pools, so that was first on our list.
BLUE AND GREEN POOLS
There are two fresh water pools in the area. Angourie Blue Pool is accessible from the car park at the end of The Crescent. A short walk to the south will bring you to Green Pool. Both pools are very deep and rock jumping seems quite popular with many taking the plunge from up high.
HOW WERE THE POOLS FORMED?
“Between 1890 and 1899, bluestone was mined from this site for the construction of the training wall in the centre of the mouth of the Clarence River. The stone was carried by steam train along a track that is now the Angourie to Yamba road. When fresh water from an underground spring flooded the pits in 1899, the quarry was abandoned and the pools became a popular spot for swimming and picnics”.
A large rock shelf separates the ocean from the pools. The rock shelf is a great place to explore and provides a breathtaking view of the ocean.
Angourie Beach was declared a National Surfing Reserve in 2007, the second site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to recreational surfing.
As always when we visit somewhere new we try to find at least one cache! We weren’t disappointed… between Green Pool and Angourie Beach there is a nice one to be found with a gorgeous view!
Have you been to Angourie Pools? Did you have a swim or take a brave leap from one of the ledges?