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Where to catch some of the best beach views and a cheeky beverage across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

This summer has been an absolute ripper with perfect sunny weather, so why not enjoy the best of our iconic Aussie weather before those cooler months kick in by checking out our local SLSCs. With killer views and cheap beverages it makes a whole lotta sense!


Dixon Park SLSC

Offering up a large deck space that provides uninterrupted ocean views, Dixon Park SLSC makes for the ideal spot to ease out your Sunday afternoons.
Where: 20 Ocean St, Merewether
Open: Sundays | From 3.30pm
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Cooks Hill SLSC

Running a fully licensed bar and restaurant each and every Sunday, relax beachside whilst you enjoy some tasty bites from the team at Sea Salt & Sage.
Where: Memorial Dr, Bar Beach
Open: Sundays | 12pm-8pm
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Merewether SLSC

Head to Merewether Surf Life Saving Club's Pumphouse Bar for views, tunes, and dumplings! Beers and wine at the bar, with Sukimama serving up delicious dumplings and more. Send them a message via Instagram or Facebook if you'd like to reserve a table for 4pm.
Where: Cnr Watkins and John Parade, Merewether
Open: Sundays | From 4pm
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Newcastle SLSC

Kick back on the lawn at Beachlife at Newcastle SLSC! Open every weekend throughout the surf life saving season. Enjoy cheap drinks served ice cold, delicious beach eats, regular live music, and some of the best views in town. 
Where: Newcastle Beach, Newcastle
Open: Sat-Sun | From 11am
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Nobbys Beach SLSC

Catch all the ocean action and harbour happenings from The Groper Bar at Nobbys Beach SLSC who offer up Sunday coldies from 12pm-5pm.
Where: 35 Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East
Open: Sundays | 12pm-5pm
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Stockton SLSC

Stockton SLSC is turning 115! All current and past members, community and supporters are invited to take part in the march along Mitchell St to the Surf Club to celebrate. Following the march, a lunch and afternoon of celebrations will follow at the clubhouse.
Where: Pitt St, Stockton
When: Meet cnr Hunter St and Mitchell St at 10.30am, Sat 28 Jan 
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Redhead SLSC

Enjoy cold drinks and beach views at Redhead SLSC 'Stubbies' on Sunday afternoons from 4pm-7pm.
Where: Beach Rd, Redhead
Open: Sundays | 4pm-7pm
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Swansea Belmont SLSC

Sit back and relax on the surf club deck every Sunday afternoon with $5 schooners and live acoustic music from 3pm. Bring the family, cheese platter or snacks and enjoy the view.
Where: 118 Ungala Rd, Blacksmiths
Open: Sundays | Bar open from 11am, live music from 3pm
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Caves Beach SLSC

One of the most beautiful spots on the coast, Caves Beach SLSC provides live music and bevs on the upstairs deck.
Where: 127/139 Caves Beach Rd, Caves Beach
Open: Every second Sunday | From 3pm
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*Information was correct at the time of publishing. Contact individual surf clubs for up-to-date bar opening times and drink specials.