Named after the striking beach that lines its eastern border and buffered by the highly desirable Merewether community and entertainment precincts of Cooks Hill and The Junction, Bar Beach is an attractive lifestyle solution for all buyer types.
The suburb is dotted with picturesque cottages hidden in quiet streets, modern unit blocks and townhouses, and striking multi-million-dollar mansions that have secured the front seat along the coast for blissful views.
Just minutes from the inner-city hub of Newcastle, Bar Beach offers that magical beachside lifestyle whilst ensuring access to best of the region’s dining, schooling and business facilities.
The property market in Bar Beach for buyers, sellers, renter and investors
Bar Beach may only cover 0.5 square kilometres, but it has a relatively large population due to the mixture of standalone properties and multi-residential solutions, including townhouses and apartments.
The suburb enjoys a higher property value due to its sought-after location and lifestyle choices, and it can be difficult to find your way into due to high demand.
The median property value sits at $2.35 million following a steady growth over the past few years.
The average weekly rent sits at $500 per week. This price offers good value for money for renters looking to maximise lifestyle and enjoy the conveniences of being nearby to the university, local business precincts and inner-Newcastle facilities.
Bar Beach – one of Newcastle’s most iconic beaches
Bar Beach is one third of the popular Bar-Dixon-Merewether beaches that stretch 1.3 kilometres along Newcastle’s east. Hundreds of locals flock to the crystal clear waters of Bar Beach daily, whilst many others visit for fitness. The Newcastle Memorial Walk which provides panoramic views of the coast has become an extremely popular outdoor fitness activity here.
The beach is home to one of Newcastle’s oldest Surf Lifesaving Clubs, Cooks Hill SLSC. The golden stretch is ideal for both swimming and surfing and is patrolled regularly during the summer season. The Surf Club also offers its own bar and a popular wedding or event function centre.
Behind Bar Beach is Empire Park, a large oval perfect for sporting games on weekends. Empire Park also includes a tennis court, playground and a skatepark. It caters to a vast range of hobbies and is a popular attraction for families on weekends.
Quality schools and education services in Bar Beach
There are numerous education options in the Bar Beach and surrounding area, including both private and public schooling facilities. The suburb is zoned for the nearby Junction Public School, and Newcastle Grammar (Park Campus) and St Joseph’s Primary School offer additional primary school options for local families. Newcastle High School, Alesco Senior College and Newcastle Grammar’s high school provide quality schooling solutions for secondary school students.
The region is scattered with quality childcare and preschool services, and the University of Newcastle city campus is just minutes away by bus, car, or even a walk if you’re looking to enjoy the sunshine.
Easy transport options in Bar Beach
Living in Bar Beach is perfect for nearly every mode of transport! Whether you like to drive, bus, bike, scooter or even walk to work, there are a number of options available.
If you study or work in town, walking and riding is the perfect way to get some exercise and time in the outdoors. With the picturesque view along Bar Beach’s coastline, it’s the best way to start a busy day.
If you take public transport there are a number of buses that stop in and around Bar Beach. Lines 12, 14 and 21 will get you closest to Bar Beach. The three lines can take you directly towards Maryland via Hamilton, Broadmeadow train station and down to Caves Beach in Lake Macquarie!
Bar Beach bin night
Bin collection day for Bar Beach is Tuesday. Find out more by clicking here
Why we love Bar Beach – and why you will too!
Our team and Novocastrians love Bar Beach for its gorgeous views, genuine people and relaxed lifestyle. It’s an iconic, beautiful and tranquil suburb designed for those who want to remain in the city but are also looking to slow life down a little and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re a buyer, renter or an investor, a property in Bar Beach is one you want to get your hands on quickly when it becomes available.
Helping you to find the home you’ve always dreamed of is why our team loves getting out of bed every morning. If you’re looking to make the move to Bar Beach, get in touch with our suburb experts today.
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