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Caves Beach, Swansea

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by Manuel (subscribe)
Freelance writer and street photographer
Published July 5th 2020
Explore the caves and ride the waves in Swansea
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If you love rock formations, Caves Beach is for you (Photo credit - Manny Diaz)


Caves Beach is a locality in the Swansea Peninsula to the east of Lake Macquarie and the west of the South Pacific Ocean. It is so named because of the many caves on its coastline. While it has a surfing beach popular with local surfers, the beach towards the caves is relatively calm and kids love it.

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There is a shallow part of the beach in Caves Beach near the caves (Photo credit - Manny Diaz)


Visiting before the high tide is best because then one can enter the caves on foot. The nearest one has a dome big enough, but it can get crowded with tourists wanting to take photographs.

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View of the ocean from one of the caves in Caves Beach (Photo credit - Manny Diaz)


The caves get submerged at high tide, so it would be prudent to always watch out for the water level. Some who would have walked on foot to the caves without getting wet may find themselves without an option but to go home with wet pants if they let the tide come in before they return.

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It is best to watch out for the tide if visiting without the intention of getting wet (Photo credit - Manny Diaz.


The area near the caves is rocky, it can be treacherous to get caught by the waves when the high tide is in.

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Be careful when the waves hit and the high tide is in, the rocks are dangerous (Photo credit - Manny Diaz).


If you are just after some nice scenery with the option for water play, the Caves Beach is the place to be. It is not very far from Sydney and definitely not as crowded as Sydney beaches. If you are going to visit, please remember to support local businesses.

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The rocky edges of the caves at the Caves Beach provide a good vantage point of the ocean (Photo credit - Manny Diaz).


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When: Daytime
Where: Caves Beach, Swansea NSW
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