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Caves Beach swim is a hidden gem

The beautiful Caves Beach Ocean Swim is ready to welcome ocean swimmers this weekend, Sunday 24 April, after being initially cancelled due to poor water quality in March. 

The Caves Beach Ocean Swim, or ‘Commotion in the Ocean’ as it is also referred to, is an opportunity to escape the rat race of city life and enjoy a day trip to Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle. 

This swim is the perfect event for the whole family to get involved in, with a 1.5-kilometre journey swim or 500-metre kids swim for those swimmers aged nine to eleven years old. 

The best part, if you’re not a swimmer you can enjoy the day as a spectator as the geography of the beach, specifically Spoon Rocks, provides the perfect view to watch the swimmers complete the course from start to finish. 

Swimmers who choose to do the main 1.5-kilometre swim will start at Spoon Beach, where they’ll have protection from the prevailing swell via the Mawson Break Wall, and swim out to sea following the reef almost directly north towards Caves Beach. 

Along the way, swimmers can enjoy spectacular views of cliff formations, beaches, caves, reefs and beautiful sandy ocean floor. 

Fun Fact: The Mawson Break Wall was built in the 1960s to try and make Caves Beach into a safer harbour for ships carrying coal. Today, it provides a safe secluded beach for locals and tourists alike. 

Be sure to stick around after your swim and enjoy the shops and eateries in Caves Beach and Swansea while exploring the beautiful lakefront parks and walkways. 

To enter the Caves Beach Ocean Swim head to the Caves Beach Ocean Swim listing to enter.

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