Patrolled beaches

Council lifeguards patrol Blacksmiths, Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach and Redhead beaches annually from the September/October school holidays through to April.

Patrol times are Monday to Sunday, 8.30am to 5pm with Surf Life Saving Club volunteers also patrolling Sunday 8.30am to 5pm. Patrol times may extend during busy or dangerous conditions.

Blacksmiths Beach

Take a dip at family-friendly Blacksmiths Beach

Catherine Hill Bay

Located in a historic village, this beach boasts beautiful views

Caves Beach

Explore the caves at this natural beach location

Redhead Beach

Redhead is famous for its headland cliff and freshwater creeks

Water Quality Watch

Water quality testing at various sites in the Lake Mac region

Shark sighting alert

Recent shark activity within patrolled areas of Lake Macquarie

Page last updated: 26 April 2019