Summer is here…Hooray!
Beach hair, swimmers, thongs, cold bevies and sunshine bliss!See our handpicked guides to Newcastle
The days of sitting by the fire with a glass of red and hibernating inside are officially behind us for another year. Summer is here and the warmer days are setting in which means days off are spent at the beach and late afternoons are spent at our favourite outside venues.
And thankfully Newcastle has plenty of them, here are our top picks.
Spilling out onto the street, The Basement has an awesome cocktail list and a delicious new menu with loads of sharing items, perfect for enjoying with a group of friends.
The Queens Wharf Hotel
With spectacular views of Newcastle harbour, The Queens Wharf is the kind of place you could go to for lunch and easily stay through to the late afternoon as you watch the coal ships and the world go by.
One of Newcastle’s oldest and most iconic beachside venues, you can look across to Merewether Beach and up towards Bar Beach as you sit with a cold beer or cider in hand.
Pretty much all the local Surf Clubs
Take your pick, (Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar Beach, Merewether or Dixon Park) the surf clubs may not be your 5 star fit out like the other bars or restaurants in Newcastle, but they’re a lot more affordable, they all have prime location when it comes to the view, and you don’t have to worry about what you're wearing!
Merewether Surf House has prime position, sitting atop of Merewether Beach with panoramic views along the coast from Merewether to Bar Beach. You honestly cannot sit and have a cold beverage with a better view of the beach than this!
The stunning outdoor area of Customs House offers a unique mix of the Italianate Renaissance revival style, with sophistication and relaxed Newcastle vibes.
With their new restaurant recently opened offering an all-afternoon grazing menu (Signora), and a brand new cocktail menu, this is the perfect excuse to revisit this harbourside bar in Honeysuckle.
Sit out on the pavement on King Street and enjoy the abience and passers-by, whilst devouring some authentic Italian pizza or gnocchi.
If you keep cruising down past the docks, right into the heart of Wickham, that’s where you'll get amongst the working end of the harbour. And sitting in prime spot, taking in all the action is The Wickham Boatshed.