Jimmys Beach (Winda Woppa)
Located on the north shore facing Port Stephens, Jimmys Beach is one of three sandy beaches along this 7 kilometre stretch of coastline where the Karuah River meets the ocean.
The dune-fringed beach is protected from the ocean swell and there is a line of smooth pebbles and stones in places along the water’s edge. The sloping seabed is covered in sea grass in the deeper water. The clean white sand is perfect for families to play ball, dig and chill out. The gentle waves turn over crystal clear waters and are shallow and safe for youngsters (and dogs!) to play. From the soft sand there are amazing coastal/island views and you may see pods of dolphins in the bay waters.
Facilities are quite good with toilets, food concessions, picnic area and parking next to Jimmys Caravan Park, but no lifeguards. However, the gentle waves are suitable for beginner watersports, fishing and kitesurfing when the wind is from the southwest.
There’s ample parking near the caravan park but overnight camping in the parking lots is not permitted. You risk a fine if the park rangers catch you! There’s an alternative access from Winda Woppa Road with parking right on the beach but no amenities at that end.
Also known as:
- Kite surfing
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