Anna Bay is located some 40km northeast of Newcastle and is on the border of the Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park. The crisp sandy beaches, rocky points and headlands, golden sand dunes and exciting adventure tours make Anna Bay a popular holiday destination.
The well known Stockton Beach, famous for its 32km stretch of golden sand dunes between here and Stockton, is also referred to as the Golden Bight. Four-wheel drive beach access is via James Paterson St west of town. Permits are required to drive on the dunes and there is plenty of fun to be had in a number of ways, either with a tour operator or self drive. 4x4, quad bike, sand buggy, camel, horseback or sandboarding…imagine the fun you can have with free reign in the dunes.
Birubi Beach is a popular swim and surf beach off Fitzroy St. The gorgeous beach is lifeguard patrolled and has a kiosk serving food and refreshments. Robinson Reserve is adjacent to the beach and offers a grassed area with some shade, barbeque and picnic facilities and playground overlooking the water.
Birubi Point, via Ocean Ave, has some good fishing ground with plenty of rocky outcrop.
Kingsley Beach, via Kingsley Drive, is a quiet secluded beach between rocky headland just around from Boat Harbour. This beach is a good spot to relax on your own patch of sand away from the crowded town beach.
Boat Harbour, via Ocean Pde, offers scenic views from the headland and excellent grounds for fishing, diving and snorkelling.
One Mile Beach is the other popular beach in town on the eastern side. A caravan park, café and kiosk are located here and the beach is only a short walk over the dunes. The One Mile is patrolled by lifeguards and is a good swimming beach.
This gorgeous spot offers a quiet and relaxing beachside holiday location with the option to get the adrenalin pumping on the Golden Bight. With Nelson Bay and its many beaches and boat cruises just down the road you certainly wont be short of things to see and do.
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