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Greater Port Macquarie : Holiday Planner 07
Greater Port Macquarie Beach Guide Life Guards 4WD Dogs Activities Facilities Port Macquarie North Beach Secluded, open beach, located on the North Shore. Borders Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve. River Ferry from Settlement Point to North Shore. 4WD only ac- cess to beach. ✗ ✓✗ Surfing, Fishing Town Beach One of Port Macquarie's most popular beaches, located within walking distance of the cen- tre of town. Popular walking track from the Town Centre along the Breakwall and through to Oxley Beach. Along the way take a detour up to Flagstaff Hill, an historic signal station. ✓▲ ✗ ✗ Surfing, Swim- ming, Walking Track Picnic Area, Playground, Kiosk, Toilets (wheelchair access), Surf Club Oxley Beach Named after Surveyor General John Oxley, who founded Port Macquarie. Walking track through to historic Windmill Hill Lookout. ✗ ✗ ✓ Walking Track Wood BBQ's Rocky Beach Small secluded beach, suitable for fishing and walking. ✗ ✗ ✓ Fishing Flynns Beach Port Macquarie's most popular family beach, features café with timber deck, & grassed, shaded picnic area to the sand. ✓▲ ✗ ✗ Surfing, Swim- ming Electric BBQ's, Picnic Area, Cafe, Playground, Toilets (wheelchair access), Surf Club Nobbys Beach Very popular with owners of dogs. Take a walk up the steep climb to the obelisk, which was built in memory of two school teachers who drowned in 1874. Walking track through to Shelly Beach. ✗ ✗✓ Walking Track Shelly Beach Features a natural tidal lagoon, ideal for families with small children. Surrounded by spectacular rainforest. Be sure to take a look at the wonderful public art on display. ✗ ✗ ✗ Surfing, Swim- ming, Walking Track Gas BBQ's, Picnic Area, Toilets (wheelchair access) Miners Beach This beach also has a rainforest backdrop and is Port Macquarie's unofficial nudist beach. Walking track through to Lighthouse Road, continues on to the Lighthouse. ✗ ✗ ✗ Walking Track Lighthouse Beach (Nth of Watonga Rock) Visit the Historic Lighthouse which was built in 1879. ✓▲ ✗ ✗ Surfing, Swim- ming, Lighthouse Kiosk, Toilets, Picnic Area, View- ing Area, Surf Club Lighthouse Beach (Sth of Watonga Rock) A secluded beach, ideal for long walks, lovers of dogs and 4WD's. Camel Safaris avail- able. 6km walk to Lake Cathie. ✗ ✓ ✓ Surfing, Fishing Viewing Platform Lake Cathie Cathie Beach Located at Lake Cathie, close to the lake entrance. 3km walk to Bonny Hills. ✓▲ ✗ ✓ Surfing, Swim- ming, Walking BBQ's, Picnic Area, Toilets (All facilities are found at the Lake) Bonny Hills Rainbow Beach (Nth of Duchess Creek) A long sunbleached belt of white sand. 3km walk to Lake Cathie. ✗ ✓ ✓ Surfing, Fishing, Walking Rainbow Beach (Sth of Duchess Creek) Patrolled during summer -- Gently following Vinegar Creek is a great spot for the children. ✓▲ ✗ ✗ Swimming, Surfing Electric BBQ's, Toilets (wheel- chair access), Playground Bartletts Beach Features an ocean-beach launching ramp. ✗ ✗ ✗ Fishing BBQ, Toilets North Haven Grants Beach (Surf Club to Breakwall) Patrolled beach excellent for surfing. 3.5km walking track to Grants Head. Ideal spot for fishing off the breakwall. ✓▲ ✗ ✗ Surfing, Swim- ming, Fishing Kiosk, Toilets, Picnic Area, Surf Club Grants Beach (North of Surf Club) Great for beach fishing or a casual stroll. ✗ ✓ ✓ Surfing, Fishing Dunbogan Pilots Beach The most protected and safest beach in the region. Ideal for a gentle "surfing" experi- ence. Nearby Kattang Nature Reserve has a range of walking tracks. ✗ ✗ ✗ Swimming, Fish- ing, Walking Tracks Electric BBQ's, Picnic Area, Playground, Toilets (wheelchair access) Dunbogan Beach (Southern End) Great for dolphin spotting, 4WD and long walks ✗ ✓ ✓ Surfing, Fishing, Walking Tracks ▲ 7 Days per week Oct/Apr. Times Vary 4WD Access: ➊ Access Point Nth Shore Drive. Restricted to 10km south to Pt Plommer ➋ Access point Mathew Flinders Drive. 6km in length through to Dirah St, Lake Cathie ➌ Access point at Duchess Creek (off Beach St). 2km north to Middle Rock Point ➍ Access point Grants Beach (off The Parade), 6km in length to Shark Beach Headland ➎ Access point via Garbage Tip Rd (off the Boulavarde), 8km in length through to Diamond Head. portmacquarieinfo.com.au 17 ➊ ➋ ➌ ➍ ➎