Our Coastline

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Newcastle’s coast plays an important role in our sense of identity and character. The coastline stretches approximately 14km from Glenrock State Conservation Area in the south to Stockton Beach in the north.

The Hunter River divides the coastline into two distinct coastal areas. The coast to the south is characterised by pocket beaches surrounded by tall coastal cliffs while Stockton Bight located north of the river forms the longest stretch of sandy beach in NSW.

Sustainable management of the coastline is required to retain the environmental, social, cultural and economic values of our coast for the enjoyment of the community now and into the future.

Coastal Management and Planning

Coastal Management and Planning

Council plays an important role in planning and managing our amazing coastline.
Coastal Hazards

Coastal Hazards

Our coastline is subject to a range of hazards including erosion, inundation, and cliff instability.
Coastal Environment

Coastal Environment

Our coastline is home to a great diversity of habitats, including rock platforms, plants and animals.
Coastal Erosion at Stockton

Coastal Erosion at Stockton

Information and latest updates on the response and management of erosion at Stockton Beach.