The Figure Eight Pools in Sydney, Australia are located in a rugged landscape and a grueling hike is required to reach them. But if you’re up for the challenge, these remote swimming holes on the cusp of the ocean offer a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
Located near Burning Palms Beach, on a rock shelf battered by ocean waves, it takes two hours each way to get to the Figure Eight Pools, and the journey can only be made on foot. However, these ocean pools are unlike any others in the world. The views alone might even be worth the trek: From the Figure Eight Pools, the views of towering moss covered cliffs along the coast line is spectacular.