To Whadjuk Noongars, this area is known as Kwoppa kepa, which translates to beautiful water. Situated in a tidal gorge and heavily influenced by ocean water inflow, Bicton Baths is a haven for biodiversity. A variety of marine creatures make their home here, taking advantage of the mixture of limestone and sandy features.
Bicton Baths is a significant place for community enjoyment and connections through sport, leisure activities and annual concerts.
Bicton Baths was developed in 1926, initiated by the local Melville Amateur Swimming Club, which made good use of the existing quarantine station jetty as a swimming platform. The baths quickly became a very popular location for swimming lessons, races and later water polo. Today Bicton Baths is home to the Melville Water Polo Club. The club was instrumental in facilitating the present-day Bicton Pool, built in 1979.
Look out for the wooden interpretation facility located next to the jetty to learn more about the history of Bicton Baths.
This site is managed by the City of Melville. More information is available from the City of Melville.
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