COME SEE Caves Beach, Newcastle & Hunter NSW. Australia.
COME SEE CAVES BEACH, NEWCASTLE.
|BEST TIME TO VISIT|
30 mins +
5 minutes from parking
Newcastle is a seaside city with a huge selection of coastal recreation areas including beaches, bays, rivers and lakes. And at about 2.5 hours drive north of Sydney it makes for the perfect weekend escape… Especially when the weather in the western Sydney was forecasted for 44 degrees. So escape we did… straight to the salty shores of Caves Beach.
Caves Beach is a small neighborhood in the Lake Macquarie area (just south of Newy), surrounded by new development areas. It attracts families with young kids – which isn’t usually our style – but it’s a unique shoreline that we had to experience properly.
We laid our things out front and center between the flags then went to explore the namesake of the beach, the caves. Note: These caves are safest explored during low tide especially for the little ones.
We entered via the largest cave following a large crevice out to the beach on the other side. The light that crept in highlighted the texture of the walls as well as all the footprints in the sand. Once out, I watched 2 young kids burrow their way through the smallest of openings whilst their mother took photos of the event. Anxxiieettyy and a half!!!
There are a number of smaller enclosed caves dotted along the shore heading south, most of which were occupied with the belongings of fellow sea goers when we visited.
The day was warming up and Zade was keen to get in the ocean so we exchanged the camera for the boogie board and paddled out. There were plenty of kids in the water splashing around in what I would describe as relatively calm waters with small washy waves.
Caves Beach is great for families. It has new, clean facilities and a cafe/ bar that operates from the Surf Life Rescue Club. We recommend a quick stop for the childless and an all day relax for the Mums, Dads and rest of the clan.