Port Stephens has a variety of beautiful beaches to offer with large patrolled beaches ideally suited for surfing to small enclosed beaches perfect for a family picnic or get together.
Lifeguard Patrol Times
Fingal Beach is a protected beach ideal for the family to swim and surf and is just a short walk to Fingal Bay Holiday Park.
The Fingal Bay patrol operates weekends only from the 28th September 2014 to the 26th April 2015. Find out the current beach conditions by visiting Beach Safe Fingal Bay.
Barbeque & picnic areas
One Mile Beach
One Mile is a very small township located adjacent to the Tomaree National Park between Boat Harbour and Nelson Bay.
Access One Mile Beach from Hannah Parade, Boat Harbour. There is ample parking and shady picnic areas on the adjacent reserve and the beach is a only a minutes walk over the sand dunes.
The One Mile Beach Surf Patrol operates 7 days a week from the 28th September 2014 to the 26th April 2015. Find out the current beach conditions by visiting Beach Safe One Mile Beach.
- Barbeque and picnic areas
- Public Amenities
Birubi Beach is located at Anna Bay and is the northern most section of the 'Golden Bight' - a huge expanse of beach which extends from Stockton (near Newcastle) to Port Stephens.
The beach itself is accessed at the end of James Patterson Street, Anna Bay and is one of the gateways for 4wd vehicles to the Stockton Beach dunes.
The Birubi patrol operates weekends only from the 28th September 2014 to the 26th April 2015. Find out the current beach conditions by visiting Beach Safe Birubi Beach.
- Kiosk / cafe
- Barbeque & picnic areas
- Amenities including disabled toilets
- Car parking
Birubi Point provides the access point to Stockton Bight sand dunes and the Recreation Vehicle Area.
Council contracts professional lifeguards from State Surf Lifesaving Services to provide patrols with weekend and public holiday patrols being provided by the volunteers of the Anna Bay (One Mile Beach), Fingal Bay and Birubi Point Surf Clubs.
Water Safety at the Beach
- The safest place to swim at the beach is between the red and yellow flags.
- Mark a reference point on the shore, to avoid drifting.
- Always read The Surf Conditions Board.
- If you think conditions are too rough for you, don't go in.
- Always swim with a friend, never alone.
- Swim parallel to and not away from the shore when you swim long distances.
- Swim in well- lit areas, so you can be seen if you get into trouble.
- For your safety, leave the water immediately when requested by a lifeguard.