All Newcastle City beaches are patrolled every day in summer and Nobbys Beach, Bar Beach and Merewether Beach are patrolled all year round.
For your own safety, please swim only at patrolled beaches. Look for the red and yellow flags and swim between these flags. This area is the safest place to swim on the beach. If you have questions or want to know more about the surf, speak with a surf life saver
Merewether and Newcastle Ocean baths are open year round, subject to cleaning and maintenance.
For more info on flags and safety info, consult these links https://beachsafe.org.au/surf-safety/flags-and-signs