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Safe swimming, great views - see from Nobbys to Stockton and right up the harbour to Newcastle... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Chris B
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Penrith, Australia
Great fun for dogs, big and small

And lovely to sit on the beach and look over the Harbour and out the heads whilst our two little... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
City4fun
,
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pet friendly beach and a poplar spot to launch kyaks etc for a paddle areound the foreshore and harbour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Drew M
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Safe swimming, great views - see from Nobbys to Stockton and right up the harbour to Newcastle West. You are so close to arriving and departing ships, and watch out for the tugboats putting on a "ballet" show.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

And lovely to sit on the beach and look over the Harbour and out the heads whilst our two little sausage dogs run lead free along the beach and into the gentle lapping waves. Great fun with lots of other friendly dogs to chase and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank City4fun
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Excellent beach for dogs and humans to have a paddle. Very clean. It can be a bit blustery but the water is much calmer towards the breakwater.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Julie D
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit with beautiful views! It's awesome to have a designated dog beach in Newcastle, and so close to Nobby's Beach and Lighthouse!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Harroldinio
Reviewed November 7, 2017

We regularly visit this beach with our family pup. It’s great fun watching and playing with our dogs and great community spirit with a common thread to share conversation with lik minded people. Everyone is respectful and clean up after their dogs and the sandy...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank lynettestefanusk
Reviewed October 21, 2017

I love this beach! There are all sorts of dogs that go here, from tiny pomeranians, active kelpies, and serious german shepherds. It's relaxing to just to walk along and watch the dogs do their thing. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank taraa995
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Time poor owners with dogs who deserve more respect! Kicking sand over your dog's poo is not acceptable. Neither is allowing your dog to cock it's leg on a human and not apologise. It's a nice place for lazy bogans I suppose.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Staying in town in business I decided to get some exercise. Nice walk in the late afternoon. Watching surfers enjoying themselves wishing I'd brought my togs.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Adrian W
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Travelling through from an area with zero offleash dog friendly areas, it was wonderful to pull into the conveniently place parking to see so many pets happily rollicking about in the waves and running up and down the beach. Our 1 year old Lab hasn't...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank M. P
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