Story: Beach culture

Parnell Baths, 1922

Parnell Baths, 1922

The development of public baths from the 1880s encouraged an interest in swimming by adults. A number of the early baths, such as the saltwater baths near Point Erin or the Parnell Baths (both in Auckland), used sea water, and this led to an interest in sea swimming.

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Jock Phillips, 'Beach culture - Beach recreation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006