Hawks Nest Beach runs from Yacaaba Head to the Myall Lakes National Park and is one of the most popular surf beaches in the area. Great for swimming, surfing and sunbathing, this long sweep of sand offers plenty of quiet areas to lay your towel. Jimmies Beach is spread along the shores of Port Stephens and is ideal for families, with the calm conditions perfect for bathing.

Yacaaba Head rises above the ocean entrance of Port Stephens and rewards climbers with amazing views over the coastal landscapes of the area. The Myall River slices between Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens and is an extremely popular venue for swimming, fishing and boating. Myall Lakes National Park stretches north of Port Stephens and remains one of the most visited reserves in the state, home to breath taking beaches, serene lakes and waterways and an abundance of native wildlife.

The broad expanse of Port Stephens is easily accessible from Hawks Nest and is perfect for swimming, sailing, boating, fishing and kayaking. The clear waters house an array of marine life, with dolphin watching cruises an ideal way to spend a day on the water. Offshore fishing expeditions and whale watching cruises also make terrific holiday activities.

The southern shores of Port Stephens contain a number of delightful waterfront towns and villages. Nelson Bay is the largest and most popular and is set directly on the water. Popular surf beaches stretch south of Nelson Bay and attract many swimmers and surfers. Tomaree National Park is a large reserve encompassing Tomaree Head that is well known for its beautiful coastal environment. Other popular holiday towns on the southern shores of Port Stephens include Shoal Bay, CorletteSalamander Bay and Soldiers Point.

Hawks Nest is home to a wonderful selection of holiday accommodation options. Holiday apartments and villas are centrally located close to shops and the beach and offer excellent value for money. Large holiday homes are also in good supply and perfect for large groups and families with children. Across the bridge, Tea Gardens also contains a wide range of holiday accommodation options. Start searching now!

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- Port Stephens is a magical place to bring the family!