Port Mac’s Kid Friendly Beaches

Pacific Drive , Port Macquarie NSW 2444

North Beach: Access via the ferry across to the North Shore and suitable for 4WD, dogs, surfing and fishing.

Town Beach: A beautiful walk along the River from the Town Green. Here you will find Town Beach, The new skate park and playground for the little ones. Town Beach is patrolled and also good for surfing. There is also a picnic area, small cafe, toilets including disabled toilets and a shower to wash the sand off at the end of your play. There is close by parking and a flat, close walk to the sand.

Oxley Beach: Around the corner from Town Beach, Oxley Beach is more protected and shady in the late afternoon making it a nice place for evening picnics and BBQ’s. BBQ’s provided. Dogs welcome. Not patrolled. It is a steep walk from the road side parking.

Rocky Beach: Good for fishing and dogs.

Flynn’s Beach: Very popular family beach. Parking is not as easy as Town Beach as it is road side and drops off steeply and quickly to the grass and sand of the beach. It is patrolled and good fro surfing. There is a cafe with great places on the grass or sand for picnics, BBQ’s provided as well as showers to wash off. Toilets and disabled toilets are also close by.

Nobby’s Beach: Popular for dog owners and has a nice walking track.

Shelly Beach: Great for the young ones as there is a very protected swimming hole with little or no waves. Also plenty of room for picnics with BBQ’s, toliets and disabled toilets provided. There is also a shower for the wash off before piling back in the car. Parking is easy (although sometimes crammed and hard to find) as it is close to the beach and flat. Also good for a walk along the beach  from the protected swimming area to the other end.

Miners Beach: Unofficial nudist beach with access from walking track from Lighthouse Beach Road. You won’t find this one unless you go looking for it!

Lighthouse Beach: The north end is home to the Lighthouse and Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club. It is patrolled, home to a cafe, standard tolilets and has a shower for washing off with plenty of parking. It is also a popular surfing beach.

The southern end of Lighthouse Beach (south of Watonga Rock) at the ‘Camels Entrance’ (where the camels enter the beach to provide beach goers with lazy camel rides) is also suitable for 4WD, dogs and popular for walking. This end is also popular for surfing, fishing and kite surfing.

  • Family/Kid-friendly
  • Outdoor
  • Parks/Gardens/Reserves
  • Special Needs
Age Appropriateness
Cost Per Child
  • Free
  • $10
  • $20
  • $30
  • $50
  • $100
  • $100+

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