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Stockton Beach – NSW

There could hardly be a more popular beach to drive on than Stockton Beach north of Newcastle. It’s a beauty and whether you access the beach from the Newcastle end at Lavis Lane, or from the Anna Bay end (just south of Nelson Bay) the thrill and excitement is the same.
Inland from the beach is a large area of wind swept dune country that is fun to explore and experience. Again there are some steep dunes and in places we’ve been caught at the bottom of a small steep-sided bowl area where just to get out was a big challenge. You’ll soon find out if your tyre pressures are low enough!

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At the southern end of the beach you will find a shipwreck that provides good fishing and it is the fishing that attracts many of the people here. Camping is also possible in a few places while a village of tin shacks back from the beach belong to a few keen locals.


There is a set of World War 2 concrete tank traps that are often exposed about 12.5km south of the Anna Bay beach access point. If they are not exposed, then they are buried under the sand, so take care.


Once again to access the beach you require a permit and these are readily available from a number of facilities close to the beach including the Anna Bay service station where you can blow up your tyres after being discovering the delights of Stockton.


For more information and permits, contact the Anna Bay Mobil Service Station, ph: (02) 4982 2201 or the Port Stephens Tourist Office, ph: (02) 4981 1579.

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