Some of the state's most beautiful and pristine beaches can be found within the Port Stephens–Great Lakes Marine Park. Deserted white sandy beaches are scattered along the park's 150 km coastline. For more tourism information, visit www.visitnsw.com. For information on beach safety in this area, visit www.beachsafe.org.au.
The sheltered waters inside Port Stephens provide calm swimming beaches.
Patrolled beaches include:
Popular surfing beaches include:
A number of bird species use the beaches as nesting sites, including the endangered little tern.