Newcastle beach guide
At its heart, Newcastle is a beach town. And, as you’d expect, there is an abundance of beautiful beaches to choose from.
So grab your swimmers and towel, it’s beach time!
Merewether Ocean Baths
Opened in 1935, Merewether Ocean Baths are the second of our historic ocean baths in which to enjoy a swim in at any time of day. Merewether Ocean Baths are a photographer’s dream – especially at sunrise or sunset!
The baths are located at the end of Merewether Beach – you can’t visit one, and not visit the other.
Everyone loves a day at Merewether Baths; from the Influencers getting content for the 'gram to parents teaching their young ones to be water-wise, right through to the hardcore locals that swim year round.
If you're feeling energetic and like to start your (beach) day with a workout, why not go for a run along the beach or footpath and finish your workout with a few laps of 'The Stairs' - leading from the Baths to the car park, you can't miss them and there is guaranteed to be someone getting a leg burning workout on them at all times.
The baths are cleaned weekly, check the schedule.
Did you know? Merewether Ocean Baths are the largest ocean baths complex in the southern hemisphere.
Dixon Park Beach
Newcastle Ocean Baths
Did you know? The Newcastle Ocean Baths were constructed and in use before WWI, though not formally opened until the 1920s.