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Enjoy great views and cheap drinks at your local Surf Life Saving Club

When summer rolls around, it's time to make the most of the sunny weather by kicking back with a drink and admiring the best views of our beaches at your local Surf Life Saving Club. Check out our guide to find out what's on offer at Newcastle and Lake Macquarie's Surf Life Savings Clubs this summer.


Cooks Hill SLSC

Running a fully licensed bar each Sunday throughout summer, relax beachside wile you enjoy a drink overlooking Bar Beach from The Reef Bar and Function Centre at Cooks Hill SLSC.
Where: Memorial Dr, Bar Beach
Open: Sundays | 12pm-6pm

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 | 12pm-7pm

Merewether SLSC

Head to Merewether Surf Life Saving Club's Pumphouse Bar for views, tunes, and dumplings! There's beers and wine at the bar, and Sukimama serving up delicious dumplings and Korean street food. Send them a message via Instagram or Facebook if you'd like to reserve a table.
Where: Cnr Watkins St & John Pde, Merewether

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: 40 Shortland Esp, Newcastle
Open: Saturdays and Sundays | 11am-8pm

Nobbys Beach SLSC

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

Stockton SLSC

Stockton SLSC is the second oldest SLSC in Newcastle. There's no regular bar opening, but keep an eye on its Facebook page to catch when the club opens up on a Sunday for drinks and nibbles on the verandah.
Where: Pitt St, Stockton

Lake Macquarie

Caves Beach SLSC

Right until the end of January, Caves Beach SLSC opens up its Beach Bar from Wednesday through to Sunday from 2pm. Enjoy live music, icy cold beverages, and a spectacular view.
Where: 127 Caves Beach Rd, Caves Beach
Open: Wednesday - Sunday | From 2pm

Redhead SLSC

Enjoy cold drinks and beach views at Redhead SLSC. Keep an eye on its Facebook page to check the bar's opening hours so you can head down and soak up the summery vibes of an afternoon.
Where: Beach Rd, Redhead

Swansea Belmont SLSC

Sit back and relax on the surf club deck at Swansea Belmont SLSC this summer with cheap drinks and live music, while overlooking Blacksmiths Beach. Bring the family, cheese platter or snacks and enjoy the view.
Where: 118 Ungala Rd, Blacksmiths
Open: Daily | 3.30pm-6.30pm Monday - Saturday, 11am-7pm Sundays

*Information was correct at the time of publishing. Contact individual surf clubs for up-to-date bar opening times and drink specials.