Our favourite beach here in the Newcastle area is Redhead Beach.
It is at the northern end of a 10.4 km stretch of beaches that go to the Lake Macquarie inlet in the south at Swansea Heads.
Redhead is popular with surfers and families. The Surf Life Saving Clubhouse has a kiosk where you can get breakfast and lunch, along with a coffee. Redhead Point marks the northern most end of the beach and features an 80 metre high cliff. It is good to get up on top of the point and get some wonderful photos looking down the beach from up on high! The cliff face has a great textured look and the colour of the rock changes depending on the time of day and reflection of light off the water.
Just south of the patrolled beach, there is an off-leash area for dogs. It's a very popular spot on weekends and holidays. The dogs love it that we can let them off and they can run and swim to their hearts content. Our two never wander too far and it is just great to see them prancing around, so carefree and happy. Mind you, there are some responsibilities that come with an off-leash area, the big one that we are always mindful about is taking plastic bags and a small 'pooper-scooper' with us for those accidents that will always happen in an excited moment!
The weather lately has been absolutely abysmal! Rainy, windy days, and a cold front moved in..... except for last Monday; it was PERFECT. Temperatures in the mid 20s, no wind; the perfect day for a doggy day at the beach.
It is also school holidays at the moment so, when we arrived, there were quite a few families and their fur friends already on the beach. I had taken my camera and there certainly were a diversity of dogs to capture in their playtimes.
Who said dogs don't smile!
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|I think a Doberman looks much better with its tail intact!|
|Always something to chase at the beach!|
|How many dogs can you see in this photo?|
|This is Moet. She belongs to our son Lachlan and his fiance Naomi. She is a Chipoo - Chihuahua Poodle cross.|
|If your human friend brings a ball to throw, be prepared to share!|
|The human friend of this cute little guy called him a Long Haired French Bassett. |
He was such an inquisitive fellow and very friendly!
|Here we have Barney and Moet having a tug-o-war with Barneys' fav toy. |
Barney is the most considerate dog! He knows if Moet is on the other end he can't throw her around
like a rag doll and is very gentle-dogly about the whole game!
|This dog reminds me of 'Dug' from the animated movie 'Up'. SQUIRREL!|
|I couldn't resist this shot. The old Lab looking lovingly at his family!|
As we were leaving we spoke to this lady about him.
He is 13 years old and she was a little sad when she spoke because she knew that
he may not be with them for much longer.