With Lake Macquarie to one side and Pacific Ocean to the other, Caves Beach nabs the prize for chilled out vibes and breathtaking scenery. Located on the Swansea Peninsula in the Lake Macquarie region, Caves Beach has a year-round holiday feel that plays to the nostalgic Aussie beach town.
Mother nature is Caves Beach biggest drawcard. The rugged coastline has sea caves that long for exploration, surfing, swimming and dog-friendly beaches, and scenic lookouts with uninterrupted views of the coastline. Caves Beach is also a popular spot for rock and spearfishing. Coastal walks are in abundance and Wallarah National Park is only moments away, offering respite from the sundrenched beaches with its lush foliage. Turn the other way and you have Lake Macquarie, a water wonderland for kayakers, jet skiers, paddle boarders and sailors.
Although a popular summertime destination, Caves Beach has its quiet side with only a select number of stores servicing the local community. The streets are lined with double brick and weatherboard homes, and children are often out, pedalling their bikes or practicing their three-point turns in one of the towns many cul-de-sacs. From its community feel to its beautiful surrounds, there is a lot to love about this beachside town.