Bar Beach Obsession in Newcastle, Australia
I’ve lived in many places around the world but Newcastle is by far the most beautiful! My new year’s resolution was to go into the ocean as much as possible! And so far, unless the weather conditions have been too dangerous, I’ve at least dipped my feet into the water once or often twice a day! Bar Beach is my favourite spot, especially in the early morning or at sunset. The beach is protected by rocks so the surf is never too rough for a swimmer like me. I became obsessed with capturing life at Bar Beach and try to be as inconspicious as possible…but taking a phone into the water attracts more attention than I expected!
Portrait and wedding photographer
Documentary photographer, beach addict, traveller of the world…always planning the next adventure.
Newcastle is about 180km north of Sydney on Australia’s east coast. It has loads of beaches, is surrounded by stunning places, it’s a coffee addict and foodie heaven and is always snubbed by Sydney-siders.
There is no better way to start the day than to pop down to the beach for a quick swim before the sun becomes to harsh. Have a yummy breakfast at one of the beach cafes and then find a cool or shady place to hang out. And then in the evening, back to the beach for another dip in the ocean!
The landscape, the super relaxed vibe, the great food and coffee.
Housing prices and rent…although it’s still way better here than in Sydney and other major Australian cities.
That it’s not a country town or a dirty coal city.
A very moody, unpredictable and unstable character…one minute it’s super hot and sunny, the next thing you know the temperature has dropped 20 degrees and we have severe storm warnings with tennis ball sized hail stones!