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Haunting other era beauty

A unique place Catho. Old cottages and a pier that it is hard to describe without using the word... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tes108
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Newcastle, Australia
Iconic

I lived in Catherine Hill Bay during the early seventies and it’s still a most beautiful coastal... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
505Marg
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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“coal mining”(4 reviews)
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Catherine Hill Bay, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique place Catho. Old cottages and a pier that it is hard to describe without using the word "iconic" with an air about it like it is from another century. Beautiful but melancholy.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tes108
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t say this is a stand out beach. Sure there is water and sand but doesn’t have the beauty like other beaches on this Coast line

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 810nataliet
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I lived in Catherine Hill Bay during the early seventies and it’s still a most beautiful coastal mining town. A very popular surfing destination in the Lake Macquarie area. The houses are mainly miners cottages. There is the “Cathol Pub”and some holiday accommodation close to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank 505Marg
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

In spite of having the joy of visiting many beaches in the world, Catherine Hill holds a magic for me that I find hard to put into words. Come and see for yourself. ‘Catho’ as the locals refer to it has a long dog friendly...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Undercovernurse
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Stunning Beach fantastic surfing & fabulous walks , great place to see the whales a photographers paradise .

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sue C
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The beach is pristine and thats the way it will stay as there is absolutely nothing else there othet than the 'Catho' pub. A new development on the southern hill may put some life into the area sometime in the future

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sheena D
Reviewed 15 April 2018

gorgeous quiet beach, great walks, lots of history, the pier is amazing, the beach has beautiful white sand and is patrolled

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing beach we visited over the Easter Long Weekend. Easy to get to, not too busy and parking was fairly easy. Great surf and scenery (wharf and rock pools) to take pics. All in all a great spot!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GBertoldi
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this beach. Went on Easter long weekend and was reasonably easy to get a park. Beach wasn’t crowded. Awesome waves for body surfing. And with the wharf lots to look at and take photos of. One of the best beaches in NSW.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Nice beach was initially a mining village years ago history buffs will like it called off here with my family and glad I did

Date of experience: March 2018
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Leon W
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Response from Undercovernurse | Reviewed this property |
I have often seen horses on this beach!
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