Coastal Environment


From long sandy beaches to bluffs and cliffs, our coastal environment is diverse, hosting a variety of plants and wildlife.

A diverse coastal environment

Newcastle's coastline has a great diversity of coastal environments. To the north of the Hunter River is Stockton beach, which is a long sandy beach that forms part of the largest coastal sandy barrier in NSW. The coastline to the south of the Hunter River is characterised by smaller pocket beaches, like Susan Gilmore, which are separated by coastal bluffs and rocky cliffs.

Further information about Newcastle's coastline can be found in the Newcastle Coastline Management Study.

Coastal Plants
Rock Platforms
Protecting our Rock Platforms
Coastal Pollution
Managing Coastal Pollution
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