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 For information on beach safety in this area, visit

The sheltered waters inside Port Stephens provide calm swimming beaches.

Patrolled beaches include:

  • Birubi Point
  • One Mile Beach
  • Fingal Bay
  • Hawks Nest
  • Elizabeth Beach
  • Cape Hawke

Popular surfing beaches include:

  • Birubi Point
  • One Mile
  • Samurai
  • Box
  • Treachery
  • Boomerang Beach

Things you need to know

A number of bird species use the beaches as nesting sites, including the endangered little tern.

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