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Box Beach

Tomaree National Park

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Box Beach is a surf spot located between Fingal Bay and Shoal Bay in Tomaree National Park. Use caution when swimming at this isolated and peaceful beach.

Framed by scenic conical headlands, sandy Box Beach is a popular surf spot for Nelson Bay locals. Be careful if you swim at this secluded spot. It’s unpatrolled and exposed to rips.

The nearby car park closes at 10pm each night.


  • Wreck Beach walk, Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

    Wreck Beach walk

    The short walk to Wreck Beach offers a private alternative to the beaches of Port Stephens, with opportunities for picnicking and whale watching.

  • Two men wearing day packs stand near the base of a rocky headland, alongside the clean white sands and turquoise waters of Wreck Beach. Photo: © Erin McGauley

    Wreck Beach

    Wreck Beach is in Tomaree National Park at the end of Wreck Beach walk. It’s a peaceful little cove with beautiful sand, perfect for whale watching or just a barefoot stroll along the seashore.

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.