So you’re keen to take the plunge? Whether you’re taking the kids or visiting solo, head to these fantastic locations in Newcastle for an enjoyable and rewarding swim!

Ocean Baths

Take the plunge, Ocean Bath - Merewether
Take the plunge, Ocean Bath – Merewether

If you haven’t already been to the Ocean Baths, you’re missing out! These historic landmarks in both Newcastle and Merewether have been around since the early 1900’s, providing locals with fantastic and scenic locations to take a dip. Open all year round, the Ocean Baths are perfect for taking the kids swimming on the weekend or visiting solo or a relaxing dip. Take in the beautiful views of the ocean as you glide through the pool doing your favourite stroke. FYI – both baths are unheated and come the colder months it can get pretty cold, so if you’re keen for a splash make sure you’ve got something warm to wear afterwards! If you’re looking for a unique swimming experience in the heart of Newcastle, don’t miss out on the Ocean Baths.
Where (Newcastle): Shortland Esplanade Newcastle East NSW 2300
Where (Merewether): Henderson Parade Merewether NSW 2291

After you’ve taken the plunge, you’re going to need somewhere to warm up. We suggest heading to one of these cafes in Newcastle for a hot cup of coffee and a delicious treat!

Cha Chaz on Glebe
Delicious treats, Cha Chaz on Glebe - Newcastle
Delicious treats, Cha Chaz on Glebe – Newcastle

Located in The Junction, visit Cha Chaz on Glebe for a warming treat after your chilly swim in the Ocean Bath. Whether you decide to visit for breakfast, lunch or for a mid-morning snack, Cha Chaz on Glebe is the perfect place to warm up in Newcastle. Take a seat in this welcoming location, order yourself a perfectly poured cup of coffee and scan over their delicious menu that features the perfect dish for every appetite. Whether you’re after something wholesome or would prefer something light, you will find what you fancy at this lovely little cafe. Are you a sucker for anything sweet? Don’t go past their fantastic range of mouth-watering treats, which taste perfect when paired with a rich coffee.
Where: 1/62 Glebe Road The Junction NSW 2291
Snows Artisan Bakery
The perfect coffee, Snows Artisan Bakers - Newcastle
The perfect coffee, Snows Artisan Bakers – Newcastle

Locally owned and operated, be sure to visit Snows Artisan Bakery if you’re looking for a premium cafe experience. Positioned in three different locations including The Junction, Marketown and Kotara, here you can enjoy a range of delicious meals including anything from tasty all-day breakfasts and light meals to wholesome sandwiches and quesadillas. All locations are home to an incredibly friendly team, so if you’re stuck on what to choose off their delightful menu, don’t be shy and ask what they’d recommend. In the mood for something light to enjoy with a quality cup of coffee? Make sure you browse their fantastic selection of indulgent cakes and pastries, or check out their snacks, which are served all day. Whatever you decide to enjoy, you won’t be let down by these fantastic cafes!
Where: 144 Union Street The Junction NSW 2291
Swell Kiosk
Coffee and treats, Swell Kiosk - Newcastle
Coffee and treats, Swell Kiosk – Newcastle

If you’re in the mood for a delicious treat overlooking the ocean, make sure you visit Swell Kiosk on Bar Beach. This fantastic beach kiosk is famous for their delicious breakfasts, lunches, coffees and snacks, which you can eat in or takeaway. Need to warm up after your morning swim? Take a seat inside the cafe and order a freshly baked muffin alongside a hot cup of coffee for the ultimate post-swim treat. Prefer to stretch your legs? Grab your favourite brew to go, and make the most of Swell Kiosk’s perfect beachside location. Whatever your choice, don’t go past this fantastic cafe on Bar Beach!
Where: 1 Memorial Drive The Hill NSW 2300
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Where do you like to swim in Newcastle? We’d love to know!