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Caves Beach
Greater Newcastle, New South Wales
Population 4,054 (2016 census)
 • Density 94.3/km2 (244/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 Greater Newcastle, 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. The traditional owners of the land were the Awabakal people.

Local businesses include a resort, restaurants, convenient stores, IGA, Cafés, butchers, gelato store.

History

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

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