The neighbourhood of Shoal Bay has a postcard perfect beach with soft white sand, turquoise waters, with a lighthouse at one end and the famous Mount Tomaree. This heavenly hamlet is just 5 minutes from Nelson Bay CBD and handy to many clubs, pubs, restaurants, cafes and tourist attractions.

Take the 40 minute walk to Tomaree Summit for unforgettable views of the coastline and visit the WWII gun emplacements on the way, or take the coastal walk from Zenith Beach via Wreck and Box Beach to Fingal Bay. Shoal Bay has a coastal village atmosphere with a range of beachside dining, shopping and accommodation options, including resorts and apartments to cabins and safari tents.

Hire bikes, kayaks and standup paddle boards or take a guided tour. After a day of adventure or just lazing on the beach, call in for a cooling drink at the famous Shoal Bay Country Club an institution for holiday makers built in the 1950s.

An easy walk to the northern end of the beach brings you to a road which accesses a lighthouse, marine museum and tea rooms for the best scones in the region. 

Places to Stay


Ramada Resort Shoal Bay

Accommodation in Shoal Bay

Ramada Resort Shoal Bay is an idyllic holiday haven overlooking picturesque scenes of white sandy sh...


Shoal Bay Holiday Park

Accommodation in Shoal Bay

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are building brand new amenities and construction will occur from early June to l...


Salt at Shoal Bay & Port Stephens Luxury Apartments

Holiday Letting & Real Estate in Shoal Bay

Port Stephens luxury apartments began operation in 2001. We look after the bookings for over 100 own...


Shoal Bay Riggers

Holiday Letting & Real Estate in Shoal Bay

Set on the Tomaree peninsula and at the foot of the Tomaree mountain.Walk 3 minutes to Shoal Bay swi...


Bay Escapes

Holiday Letting & Real Estate in Shoal Bay

Bay Escapes specialises in family, couples and weekend away escapes where 4-legged loved ones are al...

Things to See and Do


Port Stephens Paddlesports

Shoal Bay

Welcome to Port Stephens Paddlesports.Your paddling journey is about to begin… Since 2009, Port Step...


Shoal Bay Bike Hire

Shoal Bay

A network of cycle paths claimed to be the finest in the Hunter Region run through this tree lined a...


Tomaree National Park

Shoal Bay

Tomaree National Park near Port Stephens is a great weekend getaway.


Shoal Bay SUP

Shoal Bay

Our ASI (Association of Surfing Instructors) accredited instructors will get you on your paddleboard...

Places to Eat


Newcastle and Port Stephens Game Fish Club

Shoal Bay

About UsOur Registered Clubhouse is situated on Shoal Bay Beach at the picturesque Port Stephens and...


Shoal Bay Country Club Hotel

Shoal Bay

A visit to The Country Club is the ultimate East Coast experience, loved by locals and visitors alik...

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