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Shae Killey4 years ago

Newcastle accommodation for your surfing holiday

Is it time for a surfing holiday to Newcastle? Now all the wild weather has disappeared, clear your schedule and have some one-on-one time with the ocean. Newcastle is a home to many great beaches, all of which have their own unique characteristics and levels of swell. So, it doesn't matter whether you've just taken up surfing or you live for the beach, there's a break to match your skill set in Newcastle. We've done our research and found 3 of the best breaks in Newcastle along with 3 places to stay close by.

Stockton Beach 

Sand and sun. Stockton Beach - Newcastle
Sand and sun. Stockton Beach – Newcastle

Unlike most beaches in Newcastle which face Southeast, Stockton Beach faces east-northeast which means it gets protection from any of the strong southerly breezes which cause big swells. So if you’re bringing the kids down to get a taste of their first wave riding action, Stockton Beach is a must. There’s even a place close to the break wall locals refer to as the “kiddies corner” where the waves are even more friendly. But don’t underestimate this break, on the right day it can still provide some decent swell to keep the experienced surfers happy.
Where: Stockton Beach Newcastle NSW

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Beautiful harbour views overlooking the pool, Crowne Plaza Newcastle - Newcastle
Beautiful harbour views overlooking the pool, Crowne Plaza Newcastle – Newcastle

Situated a stone’s throw from the Queens Wharf ferry, Crowne Plaza Newcastle is the perfect place to stay if you’re wanting to surf Stockton Beach and experience Newcastle while you’re at it. Spoil yourself silly with a day at the beach, come back to wash the salt off in the 25-metre outdoor pool and then head to your luxurious room with first class views of the harbour. Just because you’re on a surfing holiday doesn’t mean you have to slum it, make Crowne Plaza your destination of choice.
Where: Cnr Merewether St & Wharf Rd Newcastle NSW

Nobbys Beach

Views to the lighthouse, Nobbys Beach - Newcastle
Views to the lighthouse, Nobbys Beach – Newcastle

Nobbys Beach is known as one of Newcastle’s most reliable beaches when it comes to surfing. It is relatively open to most wind directions but is blocked from the big southerlies, providing a variety of different breaks for surfers of all levels – but don’t hesitate there’s never any of the huge stuff. Come to Nobbys beach for picturesque views of the lighthouse and headland, along with good sized friendly waves.
Where:  Nobbys Beach Newcastle NSW

Terraces for Tourists

Recently renovated classic stylings, Terraces for Tourists - Newcastle
Recently renovated classic stylings, Terraces for Tourists – Newcastle

Whether you want to walk to the Cowrie Hole break for a warm-up surf or just head straight for Nobbys Beach, Terraces for Tourists will provide you with fully equipped, self-contained rooms for your trip. Be sure to request the Adeline and Beatrice house, as its location and rustic vibes make it a surfer’s oasis just seconds from the beach. This recently renovated masterpiece is perfect for the whole family to come and enjoy some time in Newcastle.
Where:  9 Telford Street Newcastle East NSW

Merewether Beach

Views over the rock pools, Merewether Beach - Merewether
Views over the rock pools, Merewether Beach – Merewether

Located south of Newcastle CBD, Merewether Beach or what locals refer to as “The Stretch” is home to some of the best swell in the area. Host to the annual Surfest Competition, you’ll find many experienced surfers enjoying the delicious left-handed breaks and – depending on the swell – big barrels which this part of Newcastle is renowned for. If you’re a fan of a big wave, pick a time when there’s a southeast swell and join the other Newcastle locals for a day of greenroom action.
Where:  Merewether Beach NSW

Merewether Beach House B&B 

Aerial shots showing close proximity to beach, Merewether Beach House B&B - Merewether
Aerial shots showing close proximity to beach, Merewether Beach House B&B – Merewether

What better place to stay than a beach house when you’re going on a surfing holiday? After the terrible weather last week, you’re probably itching to tackle some epic waves, so check-in at Merewether Beach House Bed and Breakfast today. Situated just 150 metres from Merewether Beach, ocean baths and beachside cafes, spend the day doing what you love and then walk back to your affordable, yet immaculate accommodation. These self-contained cottage style stays provide a peaceful atmosphere for you to relax both before and after you head to “The Stretch”. Enjoy a Newcastle surfing holiday without the hustle and bustle of city life at the Merewether Beach House Bed and Breakfast.
Where:  3 Curry Street Merewether NSW

What is your favourite Newcastle break to catch a few waves?

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