There is plenty of beautiful ocean swims out there. Some are in tropical locations or have a stunning backdrop to admire while you complete your ocean swim. 

They are all beautiful in their own way, but some of them are so incredible you just need to add them to your ocean swimming bucket list. 

Here are 5 of our favourite bucket list ocean swims in Australia.

Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim

The Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim is one of Australia’s most iconic ocean swims and definitely one to add to your ocean swim bucket list. 

This ocean swim takes place at two of Sydney’s most beautiful and renowned beaches. 

Take in the beautiful sights of Bondi’s famous Icebergs, Tamarama point and Mackenzies Bay while swimming your chosen distance of either 500m, 1km or 2.2km along the beautiful rocky coastline Bondi to Bronte has to offer.

Swimmers completing the Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim
Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim

Coogee Island Ocean Swim

The Coogee Island Ocean Swim, or the ‘cut of the cake’ ocean swim, as many avid ocean swimmers like to call it, is swam around the beautiful Wedding Cake Island located offshore Coogee Beach. 

You may be thinking, why is an island called ‘Wedding Cake Island’? Well, the rocks forming the island resemble a wedding cake especially, when the white water breaks over the island, giving the appearance of ‘icing’ over the cake. 

The Coogee Island Ocean Swim is a truly exceptional swim featuring beautiful underwater views or reef and stunning views of the island and one to add to your ocean swimming bucket list. 

Swimmers heading out to Wedding Cake Island to complete the Coogee Island Ocean Swim
Coogee Island Ocean Swim

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

The Cooly Classic is a breathtaking ocean swim with some of Australia’s most famous surf breaks as your backdrop. 

Swim along Snapper Rocks, Kirra Beach, Rainbow Bay, Greenmount and of course, Coolangatta Beach on the way to the finish line.  

If swimming through some of Australia’s most famous surf breaks doesn’t make you want to add this ocean swim to your bucket list, then the crystal clear water and beautiful marine life you will see along the way should. In previous years participants have swum alongside turtles, stingrays and an array of beautiful fish.

Swimmer getting ready to start the Cooly Classic
Cooly Classic Ocean Swim

Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim

The Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim takes place in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef on Hamilton Island. 

Complete your 2km, or 750m ocean swim in crystal clear azure water alongside a pristine white sand beach while taking in the breathtaking views of towering green mountains every breath you take. 

If the crystal clear water and picturesque views aren’t enough to add this ocean swim to your bucket list, then maybe the thought of completing an ocean swim at one of the seven wonders of the world will.

Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim

Rottnest Channel Swim

The Rottnest Channel Swim is one that every ocean swimmer should add to their bucket list. You can either conquer the Rottnest Channel by yourself or grab a group of friends and conquer it as a team.

While swimming, the channel take in the beautiful sights of the deep blue, reef breaks and fish swimming below. 

Once you complete your Rottnest Island Channel Swim take in the beautiful beaches, Perth has to offer.

Swimmer lining up on the start line ready to swim the Rottnest Channel
Rottnest Channel Swim
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