A fairly small but deep pool along Popes Glen Creek with a sandy bank, Boyd Beach is surrounded by ferns and lush vegetation. While a nice spot for a dip on a hot day, it’s best avoided after rain due to urban run-off affecting the water quality of the creek.
Getting to Boyd Beach
The pool is reached by either the Fairfax Heritage Track or Pulpit Rock Track from Govetts Leap Lookout – or you can combine these to form a loop (this way is about 2.3km return). You can also reach the swimming hole via the Pope Glen Track, which is about 4.7km return and a better option if coming by train.
The various bushwalking routes all start from Blackheath in the Blue Mountains, about 14km (15min) from Katoomba.