You don’t have to be a surfer to appreciate the wild nature of Merewether beach in Newcastle. Whilst this beach provides ideal surfing conditions producing approximately 1.6 metre waves, there is still apt opportunity for kids to explore this mysterious beach amongst the thrilling rock pools where thousands of Pacific crustaceans lay in hiding. The two minute stroll between Merewether beach and the Merewether ocean baths features the historic Ladies Rock pool and the heritage listed Surf House. Visit Merewether beach during the winter months where a stroll along the shore will leave you alone amongst the spiritual solitude of an isolated coastline. Conclude your day with a warm cup of coffee and witness the fierce waves behind glass in a nearby heated café.
Words: Anthony Piovesan