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Samurai Beach

Tomaree National Park

Affected by closures, check current alerts 


Samurai Beach is a designated nude-bathing beach near Port Stephens in Tomaree National Park. It’s a beautiful spot for surfing, swimming and 4WDing.

Popular with Nelson Bay locals, this south-facing surf beach lies between One Mile Beach and the rugged coastline along Big Rocky Island.

Reach this clothing-optional beach by walking from the Big Rocky area along informal walking trails. You can also drive there via Gan Gan Road, but only if you have a 4WD vehicle. Be sure to drive your vehicle only where permitted on access trails and the beachfront. Do not drive on the fragile dunes behind the beach.

Samurai Beach is for day use only. Before you drive, check if there are park alerts or closures because this beach can sometimes close to vehicles for safety reasons.


  • View across sand to vehicles, people, and a tent on Samurai Beach in Tomaree National Park. Photo: Jim Cutler © DPIE

    Samurai Beach campground

    Set up camp behind the dunes at beautiful Samurai Beach campground, near Port Stephens. This 4WD-accessible campground and nearby Samurai Beach are both clothing-optional.

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.