Beaches for Hire

Surf's Up!

Good vibes and rolling tides. Is there a better way to spend a day? Newcastle has a reputation for being one of the best surfing locations in Australia and we've got six sandy spots to choose from. Commanding views and technicolour hues, check out the beauties our City has to offer...

 

Bar BeachBar Beach (District)
Memorial Drive, Bar Beach

At the base of the ANZAC Memorial Walk, and bordered by Bar Rocks and Dixon Park Beach lies Bar Beach. Thanks to its position directly across the road from the nationally recognised Empire Skate Park, this spot is perfect for events which combine both skate and surf elements. We encourage low to medium impact events at this location.
Note: 0.5km in length. 7/10 hazard rating. Access for people with a disability. Accessible toilets. Public toilets and showers. Parking. Picnic areas. Shade shelters. Kiosk.
 

Dixon Park BeachDixon Park Beach (District)
Ocean Street, Merewether

Situated between Merewether and Bar Beaches, Dixon Park Beach hosts local board riders competitions and we encourage low to medium impact community-based events and activities. Note: 0.58km in length. 6/10 hazard rating. Access for people with a disability. Accessible toilets. Public toilets and showers. Parking. Picnic areas. Shade shelters. Kiosk.
 

Merewether BeachMerewether Beach (District)
John and Henderson Parades, Merewether

One of Australia's National Surfing Reserves, Merewether Beach hosts the annual Surfest event as well as other smaller scale surfing competitions. A thriving hub for summertime activity, we encourage low to medium impact events here. Note: 0.33km in length. 7/10 hazard rating. Access for people with a disability. Accessible toilets. Public toilets and showers. Parking. Picnic areas. Shade shelters. Kiosk.
 

Newcastle BeachNewcastle Beach (District)
Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle

Newcastle Beach has a reputation for being one of the best surf locations in Australia making it popular among board riders. It hosts national level board riding competitions and we encourage low to medium impact events and activities. Note: 0.65km in length. 7/10 hazard rating. Access for people with a disability. Accessible toilets. Public toilets and showers. Parking. Picnic areas. Shade shelters. Kiosk.
 

Nobbys BeachNobbys Beach (District)
Nobbys Road, Newcastle East

Nobbys Beach is the first of Newcastle's beaches located along the Bathers Way coastal walk with views out to Nobbys Headland and Nobbys Lighthouse. It's considered the safest swimming beach of all the City's beaches and for this reason is most popular for learning to surf. Easy access to The Foreshore makes this a popular spot for hosting beach games events too. Note: 0.8km in length. 6/10 hazard rating. Access for people with a disability. Accessible toilets. Public toilets and showers. Parking. Picnic areas. Shade shelters. Kiosk.
 

Stockton BeachStockton Beach (District)
Pitt and Mitchell Streets, Stockton

Located on the northern side of the break wall which protects the entrance to Newcastle harbour, Stockton Beach is a sweeping expanse of sand and sand dunes and offers views stretching back to Port Stephens. This area has hosted water safety education activities, surf and stand up paddle board lessons and surfing competitions and is a popular spot for families. Note: 6.7km in length. 6/10 hazard rating. Access for people with a disability. Accessible toilets. Public toilets and showers. Parking. Picnic areas. Shade shelters. Kiosk.
 

Merewether BathsOcean Baths

We won't generally take bookings at Newcastle and Merewether Ocean Baths however we'll look at requests on a case by case basis. A number of factors such as safety, security, limited accessibility, poor lighting and weather conditions make hosting events at these locations challenging. Get in touch with us and we can discuss your requirements with you.


Head to the  Beaches and Baths page for more information about all of our beaches and baths.
 

Horseshoe Beach

Horseshoe Beach is owned and managed by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). Booking enquiries should be directed to  RMS.
 

Shelters

Newcastle's parks and beaches offer limited shelter from inclement weather or protection from the sun and therefore (with the exception of a few) we don't take bookings at shelters. If you have a booking they may be used as part of your event or activity but we ask they remain accessible by all members of the public at all times.
 

Bookings 

Make sure you check out the  Bookings page where we take you through the bookings process from application to approval.


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