Swim In Sydney with 1,000,000 Recyclable Plastic Balls – No Sharks Allowed


Irish tourists coming to Sydney this summer will have the opportunity to swim in a completely shark safe beach as Sydney gets ready for The Beach the is being tagged as biggest ball pit in the Southern Hemisphere.
That’s right folks – the biggest ball pit in the Southern Hemisphere, with 1.1 million monochromatic balls from New York art/architecture outfit Snarkitecture.

The Cutaway at Barangaroo will become the unlikely home of an enormous ocean of one million plastic bubbles and a plastic beach open to visitors who want to hop in for a truly bizarre experience.

Taking cues from the familiar experience of a summer day at a Sydney beach, the installation re-imagines both the natural and cultural elements of the beach to create an unexpected and memorable experience. The installation utilizes everyday materials, including scaffolding, paneling, and mirrors to create an enclosure with a sloped floor that leads to an ocean of over 1,000,000 recyclable, antimicrobial plastic balls.

Luckily The Beach is on in January as Premier Mike Baird has called for ban on ball pits from July 2017!!


The beach, designed by an experimental design firm named Snarkitecture, has a sloping all-white beach-front and mirrors to expand the space twofold. The translucent plastic balls will form an “ocean” for visitors to swim in, which culminates in a mirrored wall that creates a seemingly infinite reflected expanse. According to the organizers, the plastic bubbles are recyclable.

Swim In 1,000,000 Recyclable Plastic Balls
Swim In 1,000,000 Recyclable Plastic Balls

This awesome plastic beach will be at the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve from 7 – 29 January, 2017 so be sure to pop in for a dip if you’re in Sydney!