The beautiful sands of Samurai Beach are primarily popular for two reasons. The first being that it is the main nudist beach in this area. And the second being that it has strong and powerful waves that are perfect for surfing.
Samurai Beach is also served by a nearby campground, and its relatively remote location makes it the perfect place to get back to nature and embrace the wilderness.
If you are planning to visit this famous nudist beach, then there are a couple of things that you need to consider. The first being that this is a daytime only beach, and it usually closes around 4:30pm. Be sure to check for online park alerts before you make the trip down to the beach.
Also, the beach is a little difficult to reach. There are a few walking trails that you can take in order to reach the beach, especially from the ‘Big Rocky’ area located nearby.
There is also a road, Gan Gan Road, that will bring you to the beach, but it is only recommended that you travel this way if you have access to a 4WD vehicle.
Due to the remote location of Samurai Beach, there are not many facilities available on site. There are no onsite public toilets or showers, no waste disposal and no available BBQ’s at the beach.
While there are many great beaches in Port Stephens, the closest facilities are located at nearby One Mile Beach. If you have a 4WD vehicle that you are choosing to travel down with, you will be allowed to park at nearby Samurai Beach Campground.
Again, the remoteness of this beach is truly its selling point, but as a result, there are not many amenities around it. The closest place for you to get something to eat or drink is at Middle Rock Cafe & Bar, which comes highly recommended.
Places To Stay Nearby
As we have mentioned above, Samurai Beach is serviced by its very own campsite!
You are required to book if you are looking to stay at Samurai Beach Campground because it only has space for 20 individual pitches. There are no camping fees at this campground but a small booking fee applies. Camping styles available here are tent, camper trailer site, camping beside your vehicle.
And there are not many facilities available either, no toilets or showers or even access to water. It is simply a space where you pitch up for your holiday and truly embrace nature and the wonders around you!
Near to the beach, there are also a few holiday parks, like Ingenia Holidays Middle Rock, Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary, and Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach.
Can You Go Surfing At Samurai Beach?
Yes. Surfing is an incredibly popular activity at Samurai Beach. This is because of the large southerly swells that hit the area.
The waves tend to be big and powerful, so this is probably not the best place for individuals that are not accomplished surfers.
To get the very best of the waves, head to Samurai Beach in the winter months between June and August.
Are There Lifeguards At Samurai Beach?
No, Samurai Beach is not patrolled by lifeguards at any time during the year. But, if you are looking for a beach, that will provide you with that additional comfort of a lifeguard. Then you will be happy to hear that nearby One Mile Beach is regularly protected by lifeguards.