Merewether Beach

Merewether Beach

The iconic Merewether Beach is a favourite surf spot for locals and is a National Surfing Reserve. When the ocean conditions are unsafe for a swim its proximity to Merewether Ocean Baths means you can still get your saltwater fix.

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Merewether Beach information

Corner John Parade and Henderson Parade, Newcastle, 2291 View beach on map

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Beach safety tips

  • Always swim and surf at places patrolled by lifesavers or lifeguards
  • Always swim between the red and yellow flags
  • Always swim under supervision or with a friend
  • Read and obey safety signs, such as shallow water or large drop-offs
  • If you are unsure of conditions, ask a lifesaver or lifeguard
  • Don't swim or surf directly after a meal
  • Don't swim or surf under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Never run or dive in the water, even if you have checked beforehand as water conditions can change
  • If you have trouble in the water, stay calm, float with a current or undertow, don't try to swim against it, signal for help and wait for assistance.