Weather Forecast
10.20°C
Current Temperature
0.00km/h
Wind speed
21.03°C
Water Temperature
0.21m
Swell
0.22m
Tide
11/11
UV
Caves Beach (NSW 255) derives its name from sea caves in the headland at the southern end of the beach. The beach runs for just 300 m south from the sandy foreland to the southern cave-rocks. The Swansea-Caves SLSC, (founded in 1929), a park and car park are located at the southern end (Fig. 4.149). A road runs the length of the beach with additional parking along much of the beach. Though Caves faces the southeast it is afforded a moderate degree of wave protection by reefs in the centre and north and Spoon Rocks to the southeast. As a result waves average 1 m and maintain a single attached bar. However during high waves a strong rip forms against the southern rocks and one to two up the beach.
Beach Length: 0.3km
General Hazard Rating: 5/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

Mon
05 Dec
Tue
06 Dec
Wed
07 Dec
Thu
08 Dec
Fri
09 Dec
Sat
10 Dec
Sun
11 Dec
Caves Beach SLSC
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10:00 -14:00
09:00 -17:00
Lake Macquarie City Council Lifeguard Service
08:30 -17:00
08:30 -17:00
08:30 -17:00
08:30 -17:00
08:30 -17:00
08:30 -17:00
08:30 -17:00

Information

Formal parking area
Formal parking area
Picnic
Mobile Phone Coverage
Shelters
Toilets Block M/F
Cafe
Change Rooms
Lookout
Showers
Natural shade
Kiosk
Bike path
Park
Artificial shade
BBQ
Power supply
Bus

Regulations

Bicycles Allowed
No Littering
No Vehicles
No Cats or Dogs
No Model Planes
No Naked Flames
Camping Prohibited
No Dogs Allowed
No Firearms
No Glass
No Alcohol

Hazards

High surf
Heavy shorebreak
Gutters
Littoral currents
Fixed rips
Travelling rips
High Tide Range
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Winds
Accessible Rock Platforms
Long beach
Outfall
Rocks
Slippery rocks
Slippery surface

Weather

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.