Merewether Ocean Baths

Opened in 1935, Merewether Ocean Baths are the largest ocean baths in the Southern Hemisphere. Free to access, and hugely popular among visitors and locals alike, the Merewether Ocean Baths are perfect to cool off, enjoy some wave free frolicking, enjoy an ocean-side ice cream or coffee..

For those with a photography hobby, Merewether Ocean Baths at sunrise are not to be missed. Capture the iconic lanes, with locals in the background doing their laps.


  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Henderson Parade, 5, Newcastle, 2291
  • (02) 4974 2000