Fingal Bay Beach is a perfect, popular getaway for the whole family, with plenty of attractions nearby. You are sure to enjoy this relaxing, beautiful coastal setting. Summer at Port Stephens would not be complete if you did not go to the beach.
Fingal Beach, one of the 26 beautiful beaches in Port Stephens, has an interesting location. Its 1.5 km wide, nearly circular beach faces southeast and provides 1 km of access between Point Stephens and Fingal Head. Occasionally, high waves break through the northern Fly Roads section of the beach, giving the bay two entrances.
The Fingal Bay Spit
The Fingal Spit connects the mainland to Fingal Island, but be sure to check the tides before going there. It is not safe to cross the island when it is covered by water. Many people have already had to be rescued because the current is treacherous and strong.
The view of the Fingal Spit and Beach is spectacular, be sure to take advantage of your time there.
Although this gorgeous white sand beach is patrolled year-round, especially during summer time, extra caution is still required as the waves can tend to get puffy, so it’s important to swim only between the flags to be safe.
Always watch out for the rips north of the surf club and especially the spit when it is open.
This 2 km beach is family friendly and accessible. You can catch a wave or a fish, watch the sunrise on an early morning walk or watch the sunset over the ocean, the light is beautiful and romantic.
This picnic area is equipped with a parking lot, electric grill toilets, tables and a ball field. There is also a walking trail that leads to a nearby lookout point where you can enjoy spectacular views of the basalt cliffs and Fingal Beach, which is even more open at low tide.
Perfect for those looking to burn off some calories after a picnic. However, this is not recommended for visitors with limited mobility, as the walk back and access to the beach is via steep stairs. But I guarantee you, for those who are able, the trails are worth the steps.
It is advisable to leave your dog at home, as he is not allowed on the beach.
Considered the mecca of fishing in Australia. Many large fish have been landed on the Spit. Whales can sometimes be seen between September and November or most often from late May through July. They can be found rubbing their barnacles on a reef not far from shore.
This beach is popular with surfers and is well protected by the headland in the southern corner. Fingal Bay Beach is one of the most popular surf spots around Port Stephens. The breakers on the beach work best in southeasterly swells, with a swell of more than 2 metres creating a southerly point break.
Where to Stay at Fingal Beach
If you can not get enough of the beauty and opportunities at Fingal Beach, an overnight stay is not a problem. There is a wide selection of holiday rentals, homes and lodging to suit your tastes and needs.
You’ll find houses, apartments and duplexes with one to four bedrooms and even room for a boat if that’s what you want. Whether it’s an upscale style, overlooking the water, near the sea, with plenty of space for a large family or with a cosy room for a couple, you’ll find it.
If that’s not enough for you, then perhaps a caravan park is for you.
Fingal Bay Holiday Park offers a range of facilities including a clean sanitary block, barbecue area, playground, games rooms, swimming pool and water slides. Just be sure to inquire about availability before you head out.
The location is fantastic, right on the beach and just a short walk from everything.
Whether you want to relax on the long, crescent white sand beach, let the kids splash in the resort pool, paddle in the bay, surf the waves, hike in the surrounding park, or have an adventure with the whales and dolphins, Fingal Beach is a destination that has something for everyone.