Figure eight pools is a natural rock formation on the coast the royal national park. as their name suggests the hole in the rock is in the shape of a figure 8, the naturally formed pools are deep enough for you to swim in, and there are several smaller holes scattered around near the main figure 8 so watch your step when walking across the rocks. During high tide or rough weather, the rock formations can disappear under water and this makes them difficult to identify.
To find the figure eight pools you will need to walk down to the beach just south of semi detached point and then follow the rocks by the water down until you reach the pools.
This walk can be started from two points, the easiest most direct of the two is from the car park at the end of Garawarra Farm Rd. You will follow this track down to burning palms beach, the end of the beach is where you start walk along the rocks, figure 8 pools is located on the second head land along the rocks, approximately 1km from the end of the beach. The longer more difficult but more scenic path is from the Otford lookout. The Oftford lookout to figure 8 pools is a 13.4 km walk over 6 hours and is a hard grade.
Recently many people have been injured at figure 8 pools due to rising tides and dangerous swells, make sure to check the tides before you leave to get to the pool at low tide as the pools will be inaccessible during high tide and high swell times. You can Check tide times here.
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