Zenith Beach, Shoal Bay

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#3 of 7 in Beaches in Port Stephens
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  • Great small beach that has waves unlike Shoal Bay. It's not patrolled but seems fairly safe. Good for a swim after the climbing Mountain lookout  more »
  • Zenith beach is a wave beach in a bay between Tomaree mountain and another equally impressive peak. The one way loop road up to the beach has a car park mid-way which was surprisingly quiet when we ar...  more »
  • Clean, clean sand and the water was like crystal. Quite cold but very refreshing on a very hot day. Waves but not rough on the day I visited.  more »
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  • Rarely, but very possible, get up 30 minutes before sunrise. Sit on Zenith Beach, watch the waves crash into the shore, guaranteed. Not guaranteed, is seeing a school of young dolphins, catching the waves. The young dolphins catch the waves as the wave takes shape and becomes clear. You get a direct look down view of the dolphins. The dolphins continue to catch the wave until just prior to the wave breaking and they suddenly break off (synchronising to the same side st yhe same time) and swim seawards to catch the next big waves. Nature at its best!!! Progressively the Sun rises turning the aqua blue waters onto golden waves and back again over a one hour transition time, aqua to Gold. Gold to aqua!! After the morning spectacular, you go surfing the very same waves. If you are super lucky, the young dolphins will join you. These friendly dolphins will try to push you off their wave with their surprisingly rough noses.
  • fire, quiet, intimate
  • What a beautiful spot.
  • Beautiful small beach near Tomaree mountain. Must visit after the summit to release the tiredness.
  • Zenith beach is a hidden gem of beaches.
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