Smart Beaches technology is being trialled at Redhead Beach and Blacksmiths Beach in Lake Macquarie, and Manly Beach and Shelly Beach in the Northern Beaches Council LGA.


Blacksmiths is a family-friendly beach extending north from the entrance of Lake Macquarie, connecting with a 10.4km sand bight that ends at Redhead.


With the only surviving timber shark tower on Australia’s east coast and imposing 80m cliffs at its northern end, Redhead is one of the iconic attractions of the Hunter Region.


Cradled by a headland, Shelly Beach is the only west facing beach on the eastern coast of Australia, offering great views back to Manly Beach and providing the perfect environment for snorkeling, beach bbqs and simply relaxing.

Manly (South Steyne)

One of Australia’s most loved and iconic beaches, Manly Beach was one of the first seaside resorts to allow daylight swimming and surfing back in 1903.