The Stockton Sand Dunes near Anna Bay, Williamtown and Salt Ash, boast they are the largest in the Southern hemisphere. The Stockton Beach is 2500 hectares of coastal wilderness. The sand dunes are up to 32 metres high and stretch 32km long with slops up to 60 degrees steep. The dunes are fantastic for a full day of fun!!
There is so much to do. You can Quad bike, 4WD, Sand board, take a horse or camel ride and finish it off with a swim or surf. The beginning of the beach at Anna Bay is patrolled and has great facilities including cafe, toilets, parking and a restaurant. Also see our page on Birubi Beach.
The Sand dunes are full of history with aboriginal sacred sites and world war two relics. You can see Sygna Shipwreck which has rested half out of the water on Stockton Beach, having run aground on the shores in 1974. Tin City is a group of tin sheds in the middle of Stockton dunes, which has been a site for movies such as Star Wars. You can discover all the sand dunes have to offer through a guided tour or take your own 4wd.
To take your own 4WD onto the beach you will need a permit. You can purchase a Day Pass or Year Pass from Nelson Bay Visitor Centre, Birubi Beach Holiday Park, Birubi Beach Service Station and Metro Service Station in Lavis Lane. There is a Beach Driving Code and Regulations, for more information phone Port Stephens Council through the phone number below. ·