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Zenith Beach

Tomaree National Park

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Zenith Beach in Tomaree National Park is framed by rugged and rocky headlands at the base of Tomaree Head. It's a special place for conservation as it's part of the Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park.

Pretty Zenith Beach lies between Tomaree Head and Stephens Peak near Shoal Bay.

To escape to this pristine spot, head to Zenith Beach upper or lower car parks at the end of Shoal Bay Road. You'll need to arrive early in summer as this can be a busy place. You can also catch the Route 130 bus here. Once you arrive, follow the signage for a short 5 minute walk through the dunes to the beach.

If you're hiking Tomaree Coastal Walk or Shoal Bay to Fingal Bay walking track this will be one of the first highlights along your way.

Part of the Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park, Zenith Beach is a coastal sanctuary zone. It's a great place to see birdlife and dolphins and it's prohibited to collect shells, marine life or fish here. 

If you decide to go for a swim, take care because Zenith Beach is unpatrolled. Zenith Beach is also a popular wedding venue. To make enquiries, please contact the local NPWS park office.



  • Walkers leaving Zenith Beach with Tomaree Head Summit in the background. Credit: Remy Brand © Remy Brand

    Shoal Bay to Fingal Bay walking track

    This 5 km one-way walk from Shoal Bay to Fingal Bay in Tomaree National Park is ideal if you’re after an easy walk near beaches and cafes..

  • Coastal view from Tomaree Head summit walk. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Tomaree Head Summit walk

    Tomaree Head Summit walk offers a short but challenging hike and picturesque ocean views across Port Stephens and beyond. It's a must-see destination if you're in the area.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.