Swim, surf and soak up some sun at one of the best stretches of coastline in the country. In 2017 and 2018, stunning Merewether was proud to be named the best city beach in Australia, and cited as ‘the blue jewel in the crown’.
So what makes Merewether a winner? For starters, it is home to world-class surf breaks, attracting surfers from far and wide. Merewether was declared a national surfing reserve in 2009 and is also the location of Surfest, the largest surfing festival in the southern hemisphere.
It's not just surfers who love Merewether – all kinds of people come here for the laid-back atmosphere and clean sands. The beach is patrolled during swimming season, making it both a picturesque and a safe place to swim. It's just a two-minute walk from the beach to the excellent Ocean Baths, via the historic Ladies Rock Pool and heritage-listed Surf House.