Pinny Beach, New South Wales

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Pinny Beach
New South Wales
Population0 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density0.00/km2 (0.00/sq mi)
Area4.8 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Location3 km (2 mi) SE of Swansea
LGA(s)City of Lake Macquarie
State electorate(s)Swansea
Federal Division(s)Shortland
Suburbs around Pinny Beach:
Swansea Caves Beach
Murrays Beach Pinny Beach Pacific Ocean
Catherine Hill Bay Pacific Ocean

Pinny Beach was made a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie on 5 May 2006 following amendments to the boundaries of surrounding suburbs.[2] It is located on the Swansea Peninsula and is to the east of Lake Macquarie, south of the Pacific Ocean entrance channel at Swansea in New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area.

The name Pinny Beach has a direct relationship to the topographic feature designated as Pinny Beach This suburb is adjacent to the suburbs of Caves Beach to the northeast and Murrays Beach to the west where a section of the Pacific Highway forms the boundary.

Pinny Beach was once better known as the "windswept heath of Pincushion Plain". It was named after the pincushion-shaped shrubs with sharp needle-like leaves.[3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Pinny Beach has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Pinny Beach (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 March 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ New South Wales Government Gazette, 5 May 2006, no.61, p.2999.
  3. ^ "What's in a Name" by George and Noelene Boyd – published 2007 – East Lake Macquarie Historical Society
  4. ^ "WWII RAAF Radar Station 208 (former)". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01752. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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Coordinates: 33°04′30″S 151°23′00″E / 33.0749°S 151.3834°E / -33.0749; 151.3834