Caves Beach, New South Wales

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Caves Beach
New South Wales
Population 3,936 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 91.5/km2 (237.1/sq mi)
Established 1829
Postcode(s) 2281
Area 43 km2 (16.6 sq mi)
Location 2 km (1 mi) SE of Swansea
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Wallarah
State electorate(s) Swansea
Federal Division(s) Shortland
Suburbs around Caves Beach:
Swansea Swansea Swansea Heads
Cams Wharf Caves Beach Pacific Ocean
Cams Wharf Catherine Hill Bay Pacific Ocean

Caves Beach is a locality on the Swansea peninsula between Lake Macquarie and the Pacific Ocean in New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area. The locality is named for the large number of caves on the nearby coastline. It has a surfing beach which is popular with the local surfers. It is highly popular for spearfishing, with the premier target species being the elusive red morwong.

Local businesses include a resort and a small shopping centre.


Swansea High School opened at Caves Beach in 1964 and Caves Beach Public School was opened in 1968 behind the high school The Swansea-Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1929


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Caves Beach (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°06′54″S 151°39′04″E / 33.115°S 151.651°E / -33.115; 151.651