December 13, 2019

Whether you love swimming or enjoy watching from the shore, you’ll enjoy our selection of top aquatic spots—and they’re all within driving distance of Watagan Park!

Trinity Point
Distance: 16mins

Caressed by the lapping waters of Lake Macquarie, Trinity Point’s world-class marina is the perfect launching point for a day out on the boat or paddle around the lake, with kayaks available for hire. Or if the water isn’t your thing, stay close to the shore and soak up the view with a picnic by the water’s edge, meander along the boardwalk or bite to eat at the new restaurant – 8 at Trinity.

Redhead Beach
Distance: 50mins

Redhead Beach is the perfect spot for surfing, swimming and fishing. It’s located on the northern end of a nine-mile stretch of coastline, and is also dog friendly, so you can bring your furry friends along to romp around in the water. You can also enjoy a coffee at the Cargo Expresso Bar under Redhead’s Surf Club.

Belmont Baths
Distance: 43mins

Take a dip in Belmont Baths—a shark-netted swimming enclosure that’s 70m long and 45m wide. The baths has multiple entry points, including stairs and an accessible ramp, as well as a 70m jetty for those adventurous souls to jump off of and splash into the water. There’s also an amenities block with plenty of sheltered picnic areas.

Warners Bay
Distance: 35mins

There’s plenty to do around the water at Warners Bay. Take a scenic walk around the lake, drop a line in, let your kids run wild on the play equipment, enjoy a coffee at Warners Bay Village or even take your boat out for a spin—the options are endless!

Caves Beach
Distance: 40mins

Caves Beach is a tranquil spot for people to visit. It has a flat beach and magical sea caves at the southern end that you can explore at low tide. It’s also perfect for a family day out, with its barbecue facilities, picnic areas, public amenities and kiosk.

Pulbah Island
Distance: 46mins

Enjoy a day out at Lake Macquarie’s largest island! You’ll need to hire a boat or kayak to reach it, but it’s well worth the trip to enjoy the beautiful lake surrounds. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch to take with you on your adventures!

For more stories on living, creating and exploring the local neighbourhood, read the summer edition of the Watagan Park Wanderer Magazine here.

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