Lake Macquarie History

Stephanie's story. Caves Beach Public School shared stories project 2022

photo: caves beach

I love Lake Macquarie so so much although my favourite things about LM is Frenchman’s Beach and Charlestown Square. I love Frenchman’s Beach because my friends and I love to jump off Frenchies Rock. As the fresh but lovely looking water hits my wetsuit, I feel at home. I also love the ocean pool all the way out where the caves come in. There is a small bridge and I love to dive underneath the bridge. I love to put some goggles on and check out the rock pools and swim around between the small rock islands.
I love Charlestown Square so much. As I walk into my favourite clothing store and check out some clothes, I rush to buy them. I head of over to the food court to get some tasty lunch from Oporto. I start to slow down as I walk into my other favourite shoe shop at Rebel to try on my favourite of favourite shoes and decide to buy Air Max’s.

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