If you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil beach spot to relax and waste the days away at, then look no further than Zenith Beach. This enclosed, small beach has tranquil blue waters and a gorgeous white, sandy beach.
As you look out at the never ending ocean, you may believe that you are on a deserted island. But, Zenith Beach actually backs on to the incredibly popular Shoal Bay! A piece of tranquility away from the busy tourist area.
Zenith Beach is approximately 400m long and is actually located within the stunning Tomaree National Park. Considering the relatively small size of the beach, there are very few facilities and amenities located nearby. But, you will find:
- A formal car park.
- A public telephone.
- And there are public toilets located just off of Shoal Bay Road behind Zenith Beach.
Located across the road, you will find Scoop & Roll, which sells delicious ice creams in various flavors. Perfect to cool down from the warm weather conditions.
In fact, Zenith Beach, which backs on to Shoal Bay Road, has everything that you will ever need for the perfect beach day. Including shops, restaurants, and bars.
You should definitely check out Aussie Bob’s Fish & Chips, Shoal Bay Country Club and Mermaids Cafe.
Surfing At Zenith Beach
If you are wishing to travel to Zenith Beach in the hope of trying your hand at surfing, then the best time to visit is during the winter months.
From June to August, you will find the clearest waves with there being a 48% chance of consistent surf-able waves in July.
But, if you are opting to travel to this beautiful area outside of these months, then you will still find waves that you can use for surfing. They will just be more suitable for beginners rather than pros.
Sadly, Zenith Beach does not currently receive any lifeguard patrols. There are both no flags and no lifeguards on patrol at this beach during any time of the year.
If you are looking for a beach that does have a lifeguard on duty, perhaps you are wanting to take little ones to the beach and wish for them to be as safe as possible, the best options are to visit either One Mile Beach, Birubi Beach, or Fingal Beach.
Explore Tomaree National Park
When you wish to take a break from the beautiful beach, why not explore the surrounding Tomaree National Park?
As you explore the various areas of the park, keep your eye out for the adorable koalas in the trees, and don’t forget to look out for the whales in the ocean, as this is a key location for whale watching.
You can even go and discover a piece of history, as located near to Zenith Beach is Fort Tomaree. Built during World War 2, the area has a radar tower, search light stations, torpedo tubes, and barracks, as this was home to approximately 500 military personnel.
This area truly offers you a little bit of everything!
Places To Stay Near Zenith Beach
Due to the relative seclusion of Zenith Beach, there is a lack of extremely close accommodation options.
However, again, due to the nearby Shoal Bay, you can stay in this area and walk or drive down to Zenith Beach with ease. There are a variety of different accommodation options on offer for you in this area, from Shoal Bay Holiday Park, Ramada Resort, and Port Stephens Getaway.