The City of Newcastle has an enviable position, resting on a peninsula bordered by the magnificent working harbour and spectacular surfing and swimming beaches. 

Australia’s sixth largest city, Newcastle boasts some of Australia’s best beaches. Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar Beach, Dixon Park, Merewether and Stockton Beaches are all within 5 km of the city centre. All six beaches are patrolled and offer your family a safe place to swim and relax. Alternatively you can enjoy the protection of our ocean baths. 

Newcastle’s spectacular coastline and pristine beaches have been celebrated with the creation of the Bathers Way, a five kilometre coastal walk that starts at Nobbys and finishes at Merewether Beach. Experiencing the remarkable Bathers Way should be a “must” during any visit to Newcastle.

Newcastle is built around a large working harbour, the entrance to which is guarded by Nobbys Lighthouse and Breakwater. The adjacent foreshore area is the perfect place to while away the hours watching the busy harbour traffic while enjoying a drink or meal in one of the harbourside cafes, bars or restaurants.