Cool off at these top spots

With temperatures set to climb over the next few weeks, there is no better way to cool off than going for a swim at these beautiful spots in Lake Macquarie.

From amazing family friendly beaches, sea caves, isolated inlets and rock pools through to surf breaks, snorkelling spots, diving locations and kayaking routes, Lake Macquarie has it all.



Blacksmiths Beach

This patrolled beach, located at the southern end of a nine-mile stretch of coastline, is a popular spot for families due to its close proximity to the town of Blacksmiths and its open space.

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Pelican Foreshore

Pelican Foreshore is one of Lake Macquarie’s most beloved swimming and picnic areas. Relax on the shady grassed areas, take a dip at the small sandy beach, or fish off the small jetty while catching up with your family and friends.

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Caves Beach

Well known for its namesake, Caves Beach features a network of sea caves at the southern end of the beach, which can be explored at low tide. With barbecue facilities, picnic areas, public amenities and a kiosk, Caves Beach, is a great place to spend a day out with your family.

Osmand’s Reserve – Swansea

Just in front of Swansea Gardens Lakeside Holiday Park you will find Osmond Reserve, the perfect place for a refreshing swim in the lake. This tranquil area of Lake is mostly shallow with a sandy bottom, making it great for young families but popular with all ages. Bring your paddleboard or inflatables, and don’t forget the kids’ bikes and scooters, they’ll love riding along the shared pathway nearby.

Redhead Beach

Known for its stunning cliffs, rocky outcrops and iconic shark tower, Redhead Beach is a popular spot for swimming, fishing and surfing. Patrolled by lifeguards throughout summer, Redhead Beach, is the perfect place to relax on the sand, surf the waves or cool off with a refreshing swim in the ocean.

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Catherine Hill Bay Beach

Step back in time when you visit the heritage village of Catherine Hill Bay. Largely untouched by development, the coastline looks as it would have 100 years ago, with a stunning beach, popular for fishing, surfing and swimming. The beach also has the unusual feature of a large coal-loading jetty.

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Grannies Pool

Grannies Pool on Swansea Channel at Blacksmiths is a naturally occurring tidal waterway. A pristine place near Blacksmiths break wall that triggers waves of nostalgia among locals. For many years, a gap in the break wall allowed water from Swansea Channel to pool into a sandy area, not far from Blacksmiths Beach. This is now a popular swimming location for families.

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Naru – Marks Point

Naru at Marks Point is a popular area for families to swim in beautiful Lake Macquarie. This shallow sandy beach offers a great place to splash without having to navigate through waves. Located at the end of Naru Street, Marks Point this sandy entrance to Swan Bay is the perfect spot to cool off or relax on the sand.

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Book your stay at a Lake Mac Holiday Park and you will have all of these beautiful swimming spots right on your doorstep.