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Bar Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.8

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Bar Beach Spot ID

Jake Sylvester at local break Bar Reef, Bar Beach photo

Bar Beach

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Big , Big Bar Reef, Bar Beach photo

Bar Beach

Photo credit: DANIEL MAWKES

Jye Burns towed in of Bar Reef, Bar Beach photo

Bar Beach

Photo credit: DANIEL MAWKES

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.8 °C

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Sunday, 29 November 2015, 16:11 Local time
Sunday 29
Wave (m) 1.8
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h) 25
ENE 35
ENE 30
NE 20
Wind State cross cross cross cross

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Bar Beach in Newcastle is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Beware of Shark protected,.

New-South-Wales wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Newcastle, Australia, 1 km from Bar Beach.

IS AT (local time)

Bar Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Merewether, 3 km from Bar Beach.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Bar Beach

Overall Bar Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Bar Beach Location Maps

Bar Beach Location Map

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Wave buoys nearest to Bar Beach:

Tide stations nearest to Bar Beach:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    7 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    12 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    24 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Bar Beach:

  • Closest ski area
    Selwyn Snowfields (Australia)
    280 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Perisher (Australia)
    306 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Charlotte Pass (Australia)
    311 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Thredbo (Australia)
    316 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Falls Creek (Australia)
    373 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Bar Beach:

  • Closest city location
    Newcastle (Australia)
    1 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Port Stephens (Australia)
    24 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Mosman (Australia)
    69 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Castle Hill (Australia)
    71 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Randwick (Australia)
    75 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bar Beach is Richmond Airport (RCM) in Australia, 119 km (74 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bar Beach is Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney) Airport (SYD), also in Australia, 125 km (78 miles) away.
  • Third is Sydney Bankstown Airport (BWU) in Australia, 132 km (82 miles) away.
  • Camden Airport (CDU) in Australia is 159 km (99 miles) away.
  • Tamworth Airport (TMW), also in Australia is the fifth nearest airport to Bar Beach and is 224 km (139 miles) away.
Bar Beach break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bar Beach, NSW - Newcastle. Use the tab navigation above to view Bar Beach sea temperature, Bar Beach photographs, Bar Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bar Beach webcams, current wind from NSW - Newcastle live weather stations and Bar Beach tide predictions. The Australia swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Australia and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Australia wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bar Beach.