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Nobbys Head Beach

Overlooked by a 19th-century lighthouse atop a rocky headland, this beach and its long breakwater wall are perfect for sunset strolls and romantic moments.

Nobbys Head Beach is a popular recreation spot for the residents of Newcastle who come here to sun themselves on the long golden sands and to fish. Discover Australian maritime history at the old lighthouse and signal master’s cottage and stick around to watch the sun set over Newcastle Harbour.

This beach was once an island called Coal Island. In 1846, a pier was built connecting it to the mainland. Come here today and walk along the breakwater that later replaced the pier. Over the years, sand has built up along the wall creating a picturesque strip with the historic lighthouse watching over it from its elevated position on the rocks.

While you can swim at Nobbys Beach, the submerged rocks and rips can make it dangerous so make sure lifeguards are on patrol. Out in the water, stay inside the flags that mark the safe swimming area. Those keen on fishing can do so at the rocky southern end of the beach. When the wind picks up and swells form, surfers and kitesurfers flock to the beach.

Venture up to the whitewashed lighthouse and signal master’s cottage area on top of the rocky promontory. This area is open only on Sundays and closes before sunset. From the top of the headland, admire vistas that extend over Newcastle Harbour, the Hunter River and the Tasman Sea.

Nobbys Lighthouse was built in the late 1850s to warn incoming ships of danger. Wander around the headland and investigate the three cottages surrounding it. These were built to house the lighthouse keeper, his assistants and their families. The signal master’s cottage occasionally hosts exhibitions so check if there is anything happening there during your visit.

Nobbys Beach, with its picturesque lighthouse atop the rocky outcrop, is a stunning place for sunset photography. The beach is less than 15 minutes’ walk from the Newcastle Interchange bus station. Lifeguards patrol the beach daily year-round.

283 Cheap Hotels Near Nobbys Head Beach

Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
4 out of 5
Corner of Wright Lane and, Settlement Lane, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$129 per night from 30 Jul. to 30 Jul.
Situated in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Newcastle Civic Theater and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Newcastle Beach. Newcastle Local ...
3.7/5Good! (583 reviews)
"I like the privacy and silence of this hotel"

Reviewed on 7 Jun. 2021

Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in the heart of Newcastle, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Newcastle Civic Theater and Newcastle Beach. Foreshore Footpath and Newcastle ...
4.3/5Excellent! (950 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel! Great staff stunning views!"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Rydges Newcastle
NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4 out of 5
Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
The price is AU$151 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Newcastle East hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Ocean Baths and Newcastle Beach. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (973 reviews)
"The position of the property on the beach is perfect, we were kindly upgraded to an ocean view and its a completely uninterrupted view. The rooms are small and tired. The common areas are also tired and scuffed, stained carpets etc.. The bathroom had been cheaply updated but was neat and clean."

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2021

NOAH'S On The Beach
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Alloggio Newcastle Beach
Alloggio Newcastle Beach
3 out of 5
21 Parnell Place, Newcastle East, NSW
The price is AU$114 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Alloggio Newcastle Beach
Rydges Newcastle
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Rydges Newcastle
NOAH'S On The Beach
NOAH'S On The Beach
4 out of 5
Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
The price is AU$151 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
NOAH'S On The Beach
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
4 out of 5
Corner of Wright Lane and, Settlement Lane, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$129 per night from 30 Jul. to 30 Jul.
Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
Crystalbrook Kingsley
Crystalbrook Kingsley
4.5 out of 5
282 King St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$269 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Crystalbrook Kingsley
Novotel Newcastle Beach
Novotel Newcastle Beach
4.5 out of 5
5 King Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$189 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Novotel Newcastle Beach
NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park
NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
3 Pitt Street, Stockton, NSW
The price is AU$177 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park
Newcastle Short Stay Apartments - Flagstaff Apartments
Newcastle Short Stay Apartments - Flagstaff Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Unit 82, Flagstaff Apartments, Nobbys Road, Newcastle East, NSW
Newcastle Short Stay Apartments - Flagstaff Apartments
The Lucky Hotel
The Lucky Hotel
4 out of 5
237 Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is AU$142 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
The Lucky Hotel
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