Point Stephens Lighthouse
Point Stephens Lighthouse
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Bunchie71
Newcastle, Australia146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We looked up the tides and set off to cross in the window where you could get across the spit without getting your feet (too) wet. What an experience! Not only was the beach walk spectacular (my favourite) but you get to experience history as well. As a ‘local’ I never knew this existed! We even had time to have a swim in the sheltered beach on the other side of the spit. PS We recently (Sept 2020) attempted to cross again but hazardous surf has limited access. If you can do it safely, it’s worth doing.
Written 30 September 2020
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Afinidus
Newcastle, Australia359 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
It is quite a walk but worth it. We had children ranging from 7-14. They all enjoyed it. We went close to low tide and only had to wade in very shallow water, no one had any trouble.
On the way back it was all sand.
The walk is a nice stroll along the beach.
Plenty to see. The lighthouse is a great spot with awesome views. You can explore the nearby sand stone ruins of the old lodging home for people working at the lighthouse.
Recommend. Round trip takes about 2-3 hours.
Take water.
Written 26 October 2019
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pugz11
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
It's all about timing to get to the lighthouse, fortunately we arrived when the tide was perfect to cross. We managed the walk with four kids aged 13, 7, 4 and 3. It is a fair trek with steep sand dunes to climb but was well worth it! Hat, Sunblock and plenty of water is a must!
Written 26 April 2019
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tarquin_10
Sydney, Australia176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
We were staying at the Fingal Bay Holiday Park and so walking from there to the lighthouse with a couple of deviations to Shelley Beach and the old wharf ruins made the trip about 9-10kms return. The sand spit connecting the island that has the lighthouse to the mainland changes now and then depending on wave and wind action, but it seems if you get to the spit around 60-70 minutes before dead low tide you can walk across easily and that gives you time to trek the roughly 1km each way from the end of the spit to the lighthouse. The scenery out there is really nice and pretty untouched except for a few ruins of the old lighthouse cottage and the lighthouse itself. It requires a pretty good level of fitness to get to the island and especially to get up the hill after leaving the spit onto the island. But you can always take breaks, it's well worth the effort.
Written 16 March 2019
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Johnno123456789
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Great walk, started Fingal surf club over the spit and up the track kids loved it. Take plenty of water and go at low tide.
Written 23 January 2019
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taw2104
St Marys, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
The tide had us walk late afternoon, picturesque views of Fingal Bay. The slight sand dune at the beginning of the only slightly challenging part of the walk, the hot sand didn’t help. Follow the path to the lighthouse and see the ruins of the housing built in the 1800s
Written 23 January 2019
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Rod V
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is a must do walk of the area
You can only do this a low tide (need to cross the spit) and take water as it a long walk but very easy (no fitness level required)
Is a well presented walk with very informative information points along the way
The history is fascinating
Would love to have seen the cottage in its glory
Written 14 January 2019
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taylor2159
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Lovely walk across to the lighthouse and ruins of the lighthouse keeper's cottages. Make sure you take extreme care with the tides and time your walk with plenty of time to return.
Written 16 December 2018
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Goh your own way
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
The lighthouse is marvellous. We went in October, so it was whale season. We were blessed enough to see several whales from the shore. We could see their water spouts as they exhaled through their blow holes. However, we were treated with several breaches from adults as well as a small whale calf.

My suggestion, go during the relevant times, as the only way to the lighthouse is the spit, and this is covered by water on high tide. Going during whale season is also a treat. The Fingal Bay spit is amazing as you can see waves breaking on either side of the beach! However, please bear in mind that this is a significant walk through soft sand and there is also a sight incline as you walk onto the island.

The Long Boat is also a great place to refuel afterwards.
Written 3 October 2018
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Ben S
Sydney, Australia30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Went with my three year old. Took about 2 hours from surf club. Most of the time she was on my shoulders. There is plenty of sand at the moment. Even 4 hours before low tide you could keep your feet dry. This could change with the next big storm.
Written 14 September 2018
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