If your family feels like a play in a playground and a swim at a gentle lakeside beach on Lake Macquarie, visit Pelican Park. It features a fully fenced playground with play equipment catering to a range of ages.
There’s a wobbly, small slide and climbing wall for young kids while older kids can indulge their inner monkey with numerous climbing equipment. There’s 4 swings including a toddler swing so you don’t have to wait long for a turn.
With BBQs, toilets, a covered rotunda and plenty of picnic tables, it’s a great relaxed spot to meet friends or host a birthday party. (There were a few parties when we visited).
There’s also lovely views of Lake Macquarie from the park. If kids need a break from the playground, walk down to the beach and check out the water and watch the antics of the numerous pelicans who call this place home. You can also swim at the beach when the weather is warm.
Address: Lakeview Parade in the lakeside suburb of Pelican located south of Belmont.
Toilets: Toilets are nearby
Water Fountain: Yes
Picnic Facilities: Covered picnic shelter near playground and some around park
Café Nearby: Pelican RSL is nearby
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