Newcastle Living

Local Insights:
Southern Lake Macquarie

Southern Lake Macquarie spans the areas from Belmont to Swansea Heads, and features a number of small beaches and quiet villages where the lake connects to the Pacific Ocean.

Local Insights Edition 13: Southern Lake Macquarie

Swansea Channel

Belmont is one of Lake Macquarie’s major town centres, sitting on the eastern shore of the lake. It is bordered by the oceanside Belmont Wetlands State Park and Blacksmiths Beach. It’s a popular sheltered sailing spot, with the Belmont 16s Sailing Club and Lake Macquarie Yacht Club based there.

Caves Beach offers a close-knit coastal community, popular among families with a local public school and other facilities.

The weekends usually bring visitors from Sydney who are keen to explore the caves themselves, which have been carved out by the sea over many years.

The proximity to Charlestown and access to the Central Coast and Sydney from these areas is also a major drawcard for buyers looking for a beach or lakeside lifestyle.

Local Insights Edition 13: Southern Lake Macquarie


Good One Coffee
36 Brooks Parade, Belmont

Lakeside coffee and bites to eat, with a side of friendly locals and good vibes. Owned and operated by the experts behind Glee Coffee, settle in for your next catch up or grab one to go before a beautiful lakeside stroll.


Belmont 16s | Lake Macquarie Yacht Club | Belmont Hospital | Belmont Central Shopping Centre | Primewest Belmont Citi Centre | Green Point Foreshore Reserve | Blacksmiths Beach | Caves Beach | Belmont Wetlands State Park | Belmont Golf & Bowls | Coastal walking track | Caves Beach Hotel | Pelican Beach


Median House Price
Caves Beach


Best Return on Investment
Belmont North = 4.29%
Floraville = 3.98%
Jewells = 3.86%


Median Unit Price
Caves Beach


Best Return on Investment
Belmont = 4.53%
Swansea = 3.61%
Caves Beach = 3.39%

Chris Sessions

Chris Sessions
Licensed Real Estate Agent and Auctioneer
Phone 0432 176 288