Forget towel sharing and head north to Port Stephens to snag a beach for yourself. Henry suggests Wreck Beach in Tomaree National Park for your weekend dose of isolation.
Blissful Wreck Beach Escape
Port Stephens is a 2.5-hour drive up the Pacific Highway from Sydney and is a popular escape for Sydney escape artists and central coasters.
We realised this when we pulled into the area’s main beach, Nelson Bay. Jeez, it was busy.
With its long curving aspect and steep pointed headlands, it felt a little like Copacabana Beach here, minus the g-strings.
The faint screams of children in the distance were still just a bit too much though. After all, perfection is what we were searching for.
We hopped back into the car and drove slightly further south through Tomaree National Park to an empty and gorgeous Wreck Beach.
Paradise Found Near Port Stephens
As the sun entered the latter stages of its kaleidoscopic descent, we took a moment to appreciate where we were and just how incredibly lucky we are to have these magnificent escapes on our doorstep.
The following day we continued south for a morning of hiking and exploring the wonders of Fingal Bay, before returning to our base in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
A day of towel-sharing at Bondi Beach on the Bank Holiday Monday awaited us…
- Beach towel
- Camping gear
How To Get There
From Sydney, take the M1 northbound until you reach Newcastle, then turn off onto the B63 towards Tomaree National Park. The drive should take you around 2.5 hours.
- Sun baking