The Beaches

The two main beaches at Hawks Nest are Bennett’s Beach (an ocean-side beach popular with surfers and swimmers alike) and Jimmy’s Beach (a port-side beach that offers the calmer waters of Port Stephens).

North of Hawks Nest the beaches stretch as far as Seal Rocks and beyond. However, these beaches are isolated and unpatrolled and people should take extreme care in this area.

Hawks Nest beach is a 5 minute stroll from the Hawks Nest shops while Jimmy’s beach is a 10 minute walk.