One Mile Beach – Port Stephens

One Mile Beach

New South Wales, Port Stephens


More open to swells than Fingal Bay, this spot has a broad sandbar and offers long rides with gentle waves that roll to shore on small days. Like many other beaches in the area, this beach is stunning, and is a good spot for kids and beginners looking for easy whitewater waves.

Wave Type
The southern part of the beach normally has the smallest waves and is the safest spot for practising surfing (watch the rip against the rocks in the south corner). On small swells the waves spill slowly over the gently sloping sandbar and roll to shore - perfect for whitewater surfing and for those wanting to catch green waves.

Towards the middle of the beach the waves are normally bigger with better shape to practise turning along the wave face both left and right. The sandbar is often broken up with rips towards the middle and northern end of the beach and also beside the headland at the southern end.

If the waves are too big here, check out Fingal Bay to the north for smaller and safer surf conditions.
 
Good Wind Direction
Best on South to North West winds.

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Small North East to South East swells and small to moderate South swells.

Hazards
- Rocks, rip currents and marine life.

Have fun surfing Port Stephens by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.

Access
The car park is located at the southern corner of the beach.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Patrolled from September to the end of the Easter school holidays - always swim between the red and yellow flags.

Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.

Amenities
Located next to the car park at the southern end of the beach.

Closest Shops
There's a kiosk at the southern end of the beach, or head to Anna Bay or the main centre of Nelson Bay for more options.

Photos of One Mile Beach

One Mile Beach Port Stephens
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

One Mile Beach looking towards Samurai Beach

View north to the empty peaks of Samurai Beach
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

One Mile Beach southern end

The southern end of the beach often has attached sandbars that are fun for beginners and kids to practise their surfing skills.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

One Mile Beach surf Port Stephens

Spilling peak at the south end of One Mile.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

One Mile Beach peaks

On bigger surf days, the more sheltered Fingal Bay is a safer and easier surfing option for beginners and kids.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

One Mile Beach southern corner rip current

One Mile Beach southern corner rip current beside the headland.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

One Mile Beach spilling right

Spilling right sneaks through.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

One Mile Beach

One Mile Beach on a day best suited to experienced surfers.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

Port Stephens surfing

For surfers, there is beauty beyond blue skies and sunshine.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe