Zenith Beach - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Zenith Beach is a short, but deep beach at the end of the Tomaree Peninsula. When I got here a wedding party was having pictures taken at the north end of the beach below Tomaree Point. You can just see them clustered as a group in this image. The panorama was taken in the afternoon, and the skies were deepening with an impending thunderstorm, producing striking cloud formations and colours.
Zenith Beach - FURTHER INFORMATION
Zenith Beach - Port Stephens visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Zenith Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from New South Wales.
Zenith Beach faces east, and is on the eastern end of the Tomaree Peninsula in Port Stephens. It is accessed by a short walk over the sand ridge from the eastern end of Shoal Bay Road next to Shoal Bay. Zenith beach is popular with surfers, the best surfing waves here are created with a N-SW Wind. The beach is quite exposed and is not a safe place for children to swim.
Numerous hotels and motes line Shoal Bay, putting guests very close to Zenith Beach and Tomaree Head. There is a lookout at the top of Tomaree Head (seen to the north of Zenith Beach in this image) which gives fantastic panoramic views over the whole of Port Stephens on a clear day. Whales are often spotted from here. Just to the south are Wreck Beach and Box Beach, both within Tomaree National Park, and visible on the satellite picture of Port Stephens on the Google map.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Port Stephens is about 200km north of Sydney. Take the 1 Pacific Highway to just north of Newcastle and then the 122 onto Tomaree Peninsula following signs for Nelson Bay. From there follow Shoal Bay Road to the far end.