Head to Lake Macquarie New South Wales’ best kept secret

  • Written by Georgia Cook

Shhhh… head to Lake Macquarie to discover some of New South Wales’ best-kept-secret swim spots this Summer

Switch the crowds for calm this summer and escape to New South Wales’ Lake Macquarie, offering visitors unrivalled fun in the sun. Only 90 minutes from Sydney, Lake Macquarie’s 32km of pristine coastline is home to some of the country’s most spectacular – and secluded – beaches, baths and swimming spots.

With lifeguards on patrol daily through until April, Lake Macquarie is fast becoming a firm favourite for everyone from sandcastle builders to sea cave explorers, snorkelers and surfers to sunset strollers. Our Top 5 must-visit swim spots include:


  1. Caves Beach

Lake Macquarie’s iconic Caves Beach and its extensive network of sea caves and rock pools are ideal for low-tide exploration. Crawl through tight holes, hang out in shady caves or sun yourself on the Beach’s sandy shores.

Home to the Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club, a kiosk, bathrooms, barbeques and picnic tables, a learn to surf program is also run for the young ones throughout the summer school holidays. Visit the Newcastle Surf School for bookings, or simply pack up your sunnies, sunscreen and swimmers for an unforgettable family day out.


  1. Redhead Beach

In an idyllic location at the northerly end of a stunning nine-mile coastal stretch, Redhead backs onto magnificent red cliffs and is renowned for its iconic shark tower. The perfect spot to enjoy panoramic views, take a dip, try your hand at fishing or join the local surfers, Redhead Beach’s Cargo Espresso Bar is also well worth visiting for an early morning coffee, homemade botanical soda or delicious bite to eat.


  1. Belmont Baths

Belmont Baths is the perfect spot for some lazy laps or a serene swim during a sunny weekend. Recently reopened at the end of last year after a $850,000 renovation, the Baths now boast a new jetty (perfect for practicing big splash bombs) and a large netted swimming area. Further improvements planned include a brand-new amenities block, change rooms and foreshore landscaping.


  1. Catherine Hill Bay

Perched on the picturesque shores of historical mining town Catherine Hill Bay, this is one of Lake Macquarie’s premier spots for snorkelling and diving – especially around the local shipwrecks which are teeming with marine life. It’s also a popular pick with local board riders for its superb surf breaks. Facilities include barbeques, bathrooms, a small kiosk and the Catherine Hill Bay Surf Life Saving Club - plus the historic Catho Pub is only around the corner!


  1. Blacksmiths Beach

One of the local coastline’s top swimming beaches, thanks to protection from the Swansea Channel Breakwall, Blacksmiths is a fabulous family playground, famed for its nearby ‘Grannies Pool’ - a sheltered inlet loved by local toddlers – and their grannies! Blacksmiths’ facilities include bathrooms, picnic tables, barbeques, a local takeaway outlet and the Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club.


To get your healthy dose of vitamin D and Sea in Lake Macquarie this summer, please visit: http://www.visitlakemac.com.au 


Travel Features

Top Things You Must Include in Your Sydney Itinerary

Sydney is the vibrant state capital of New South Wales, located on the southeastern coast of Australia. It boasts a magnificent harbour that is strategically positioned in the South Pacific. The ...

News Company - avatar News Company

8 Best Kid-Friendly Places for Family Fun

Planning a family vacation with kids can be challenging but also very fun and entertaining. The world is an amazing place and it has a lot to offer. Of course, your goal is for everyone to have fu...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

Family Travel: How To Choose The Best Accommodation

Traveling with family can be quite challenging at times, because, besides taking care of the kids, parents also need to find the perfect accommodation that suits everyone’s needs. Nowadays there a...

Chloe Taylor - avatar Chloe Taylor

How to survive during the pandemic lockdown

We have lost so many lives to the pandemic, one thing that concerns everyone right now is how to survive during the pandemic lockdown because there are restrictions on movement in almost every p...

Joseph Bracker - avatar Joseph Bracker


Having a world tour is one of the most amazing things one can have on their bucket list. If you are someone who is planning to travel the world to make memories and are seeking suggestions for the...

News Company - avatar News Company

Best Jobs to Make Money While You’re Traveling

Are you tempted to quit your boring office job and see what else the world has to offer but are worried about finances? Here’s a great idea: work while traveling! Today, you can find all sorts o...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

Ways to stay in touch with your family when travelling

Afraid of losing touch with your loved ones when you travel? In this post, we offer you five super useful tools to stay in touch with your family and friends when you're on the road. Not being conn...

News Company - avatar News Company

5 Things to consider before choosing a hotel

Many hotels offer you a comfortable and welcoming environment as well as provides you with a list to choose according to your desire. Booking a hotel to enjoy a few days of exploring the sights and ...

News Company - avatar News Company


The United States has a lot to offer a person whether you are going for business or pleasure. As far as business goes, there is Silicon Valley, the hub of all things technology-related, and there ar...

News Company - avatar News Company

Health & Wellness

All You Need to Know About Tooth Plaque

Marife Boiser - avatar Marife Boiser

Tooth plaque, while not deadly, is certainly not something to be taken lightly. It’s considered the root of all dental health problems. Bacteria present in plaque create acids that devastate y...

Scalp Experts’ Guide to Nailing Your Scalp Regime

https://agency.businesses.com.au/australian-news/2753-acma-on-attack-against-illegal-offshore-gambling-websites - avatar https://agency.businesses.com.au/australian-news/2753-acma-on-attack-against-illegal-offshore-gambling-websites

  People say that you should treat your scalp like the skin on your face? Why is scalp care equally important as skincare?   Renee: “It’s so true, you should treat your scalp ...

Treating Bed Bug Infestation: How to Say Goodbye to Bed Bugs with Top 3 Natural & Easy Sydney Pest Control

News Company - avatar News Company

Do you want to have a guaranteed assurance of a good night's sleep? We know how the thought of having the tiny blood-sucking bed bugs in your bed can be stressful and bad enough to send you over...

5 Types of Skin Concerns That Can Be Avoided

News Company - avatar News Company

It’s difficult to avoid spending time in the sun when living in a country with a hot climate. What’s more, there’s nothing quite like spending a day in the sun. The only problem is that ...

Writers Wanted

News Company Media Core

Content & Technology Connecting Global Audiences

More Information - Less Opinion