Caves Beach, New South Wales
Caves Beach is a locality on the Swansea peninsula between Lake Macquarie and the Pacific Ocean in 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.
Local businesses include a resort and a small shopping centre.
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[permanent dead link] was founded in 1929
According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 4,054 people in Caves Beach.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.
- 86.5% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 3.7%.
- 94.5% of people only spoke English at home.
- The most common responses for religion were No Religion 28.4%, Catholic 23.2% and Anglican 21.5%.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Caves Beach (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 October 2018. Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
- History of Caves Beach (Lake Macquarie City Library)