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Zenith Beach

Tomaree National Park

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Zenith Beach is in Tomaree National Park, near Tomaree Head Summit walk. Framed by rugged and rocky headlands, it’s the perfect spot for a swim.

Pretty Zenith Beach lies between Tomaree Headland and Stephens Peak near Shoal Bay and Nelson Bay. To escape to this pristine spot, head to the car park located behind the beach dunes and follow one of 2 paths to the beach.

If you decide to go for a swim, take care because Zenith Beach is unpatrolled.

Part of the Port Stephens – Great Lakes Marine Park, Zenith Beach is also a great place to see birdlife and dolphins. Help us preserve this important coastal sanctuary. Read and obey posted signs, and do not collect marine life or fish off the beach.

Zenith Beach is also a popular wedding venue. To book or make enquiries, please contact the Nelson Bay NPWS office.



  • 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. Enjoy a well-earned lunch at the summit on the bench by the lookout.

  • Young couple on Fort Tomaree walk in Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Fort Tomaree walk

    Fort Tomaree walk is an easy walk that runs just below Tomaree Head Summit walk and takes you to the World War II gun emplacements, used in the defence of east coast Australia during World War II.

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.