Fun water activities

At the entrance of beautiful Lake Macquarie, Swansea is a great destination for water sports and adventure. Choose from a range of activities such as kayaking, waterskiing and fishing. You can even zoom on the lake or ocean in a jet boat. Or just relax on a beach.

  • Blacksmiths Beach, Swansea, Lake Macquarie
  • Catherine Hill Bay, Swansea

About Swansea

For a holiday by a beautiful lake and a sparkling ocean, Swansea is a popular choice. The town is on a narrow strip of land between Lake Macquarie and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy gorgeous beaches, sandy inlets, calm lake waters and ocean waves, and enchanting Wallarah National Park.

You’ll find plenty of waterfront accommodation options in and around Swansea to suit various budgets, from luxury resorts and hotels to holiday homes and cottages and holiday parks. Choose from a range of restaurants too, with some offering spectacular ocean or lake views.

Caves Beach Lake Macquarie

Swansea is close to the soft sands of Blacksmiths, Caves and Catherine Hill Bay beaches. Blacksmiths is popular with families. Explore sea caves at low tide at Caves Beach, which also has picnic and barbecue facilities. Snorkellers and divers will be delighted with the shipwrecks in Catherine Hill Bay.

A great spot for rock fishing is at Pinny Beach in the National Park. The Coastal walking track is a great way to experience the beauty of Wallarah or explore forest trails on a mountain bike. For high-speed thrills, you can ride on a jet boat on the lake or in the ocean with JetBuzz Watersports.

  1. Blacksmiths Beach

    Blacksmiths Beach is a patrolled beach at the southern end of a sandy nine mile stretch of coastline. It's popular with families, and is known as a good beach for swimming. The breakwall, which acts as the border...

  2. Catherine Hill Bay Beach

    Catherine Hill Bay is a State Heritage Listed historic mining village featuring a stunning patrolled beach, named twice as one of 'Australia's 101 Best Beaches'. Popular for swimming, surfing and fishing, the beach...

  3. Caves Beach

    Caves Beach is well known for its namesake - a network of sea caves at the southern end of the beach, which can be explored at low tide. Caves Beach has well maintained barbecue facilities and a picnic area. Bring...

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