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Two visits on cnsecutive days.

Didn't swim. Only entered water to knee depth. Very clear water and excellent surf. Stunning beach... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christopher L
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Nice Sunday day out on the train from Sydney. Taking about 3hrs to get there, an ice cream on the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
Sydney, Australia
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“nice waves”(3 reviews)
Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't swim. Only entered water to knee depth. Very clear water and excellent surf. Stunning beach front with excellent views. Beach and park are very separate from city, which is really only short walk away.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Nice Sunday day out on the train from Sydney. Taking about 3hrs to get there, an ice cream on the promenade is a welcome treat before hitting the beach. Golden sands and rock pools await with exciting waves to dodge. Wonderful day out with lots...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank D967SGdavida
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Australia is bountiful with beaches that often rivals the best international recommendations that I visit. Newcastle beach is no exception, with a clean beach, not too crowded (in late October when the water felt below 10 degrees) and practical. There's volleyball nets, a designated beach...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NQPsych2U
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Wow! Peaceful with stunning scenery. It was freezing when we went so obviously no swimming which was a shame.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CharlieGirlAU
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Having lived 100 km away it was and is still the easiest beach to get to by public transport without having many changes.,we still go there and enjoy the close proximity ti Hunter street and Honeysuckle.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bobh666
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Newcastle Beach is one of many beautiful beaches along the coastline. It is fully patrolled during summer. Has a fabulous kiosk and plenty of covered tables to sit and enjoy a coffee or lunch. Has change rooms and toilets. There is also ocean baths within...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 505Marg
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We came here in May while visiting our daughter at Newcastle University. The beach is pretty big with some really nice waves if you like to surf. We really like the bath pools as they get filled by the incoming tide. There's a snack bar...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JohnN59
Reviewed 4 July 2018

It is a very nice beach and the waves are good to swim and lifeguards are present. Parking is always full if on a hot day, and it is over crowded during summer time. I always go to Bar Beach for a swim or to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank camille c
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The beaches at Newcastle are so amazing but I love Newie the best. When we were kids we would start at Nobby's and end up at Newie. Catch the 104 bus back to Mayfield West.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank 425vivd
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We did a day trip of Newcastle from our Raymond Terrace BnB. A warm day so sought out the beach and were delighted to find the Bathes. Enjoyed a short swim and stroll. Many weddings happening in the vicinity so ideal people watching spot as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tripmode33
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