Stockton - Beach in Stockton Newcastle NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Stockton NSW

The southern Stockton end of the beach (NSW 239b) includes the 2 km long southern end which is backed by the Newcastle suburb of Stockton, with the Stockton SLSC, founded in 1908, located 1 km north of the Hunter River entrance wall (Fig. 4.140). The beach here is backed by... Read more

The southern Stockton end of the beach (NSW 239b) includes the 2 km long southern end which is backed by the Newcastle suburb of Stockton, with the Stockton SLSC, founded in 1908, located 1 km north of the Hunter River entrance wall (Fig. 4.140). The beach here is backed by a continuous seawall, a foreshore reserve and a caravan park, with the houses behind. Waves decrease to the south and average about 1 m at the surf club, where they maintain a low tide terrace, while rips increase up the beach.

Swimming

At Birubi Point rips are strong and there is a permanent rip against the rocks. Use caution if swimming here, and stay between the flags. In the south, waves are usually lower and the beach patrolled. Watch for rips along the entire beach, particularly north of Stockton where they increase in strength.

Surfing

Birubi Point is a popular summer spot for Newcastle surfers as it picks up any southeast swell and the northeast winds blow offshore. The central beach area is a no-mans-land of numerous beach breaks, with the wreck of the Sigma sometimes producing good banks. Stockton is a popular spot with the locals.

Fishing

The entire beach is accessible by 4WD and numerous gutters always abound. These are fished for whiting, flathead, bream, tailor, mulloway and salmon. Popular spots are the Sigma wreck 10 km up the beach, and the Stockton Breakwater, including the Adolf wreck on the entrance wall.

General

4WD permitted on beach and some sections of bare dunes.

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Stockton SLSC

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Information

About

Stockton, NSW 2295

Includes beaches:
Stockton Beach, Newcastle Bight/stockton

Length:
6.7km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw239B

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Dressing shed
  • Toilets
  • Shops
  • Park
  • Drinking water
  • Showers
  • Bus

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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