Beaches & Baths

Newcastle's coastline of clean azure waters, white sandy beaches, multiple surf breaks, art deco ocean baths, and laid back approach deserves its growing reputation as one of the best city beach destinations on offer.

Beach Water Quality

Beachwatch monitors beach water quality in the Hunter and other regions

Beaches

Newcastle has a reputation for being one of the best surfing locations in Australia. Surfing, body boarding and swimming are very popular activities including Surfest a huge event of the Australian surfing calendar .

Lifeguard Patrols

Council employs professional lifeguards to patrol our beaches throughout the year. Most beaches are patrolled during spring, summer and autumn with winter patrols at Nobbys, Merewether and Bar Beaches.

Ocean Baths

Newcastle Ocean Baths and Merewether Baths have a long history as popular swimming spots .

Surf Clubs

There are 6 Surf Clubs in the Newcastle City Council area coordinated by Hunter Surf Lifesaving.