Much of the appeal of Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets lies in their surroundings. Australia’s amazing coastal, rainforest, outback, regional, beach, bush and desert attractions often feature conveniences set amongst magnificent scenery – and sporting world class views.
BUT … sadly, the actual amenities blocks usually don’t score highly in ANY kind of ‘WOW’ factor. No matter how spectacular the setting, those ubiquitous rectangular brick buildings just scream ‘PUBLIC TOILET’! Even their more eco-friendly-upmarket green-painted-wood-and-galvanised-iron-with-own-rainwater-tank cousins couldn’t possibly be mistaken for anything but what they are!
So when you’re looking for innovative toilet art (as one does!), you probably wouldn’t think to visit your local public toilet block, right? RIGHT!
The ocean-themed decorative AND functional mosaics momentarily mask the building’s true purpose. Although logically, what else would a smallish brick building on the Largs Bay foreshore near a public walkway and jetty actually be?
The view from the amenities is marvellous – in all directions! Straight ahead – the jetty. Coastal dune vegetation off to the right – with this sign!! To the left – the sweep of the beach and bay heading up the coast to Semaphore.