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If you have any photos you would like to see in this site, email us through link at top of this page. Acknowledgment of the photographer will be printed. Sorry about the quality of some of the pics here, have spent around $200 and I don't know how many hours already just bringing this lot to you - and it's worth it. I live here!!! Spearfish off the headlands, rock fish off some of the outcrops, driven through many of the trails, surfed a million waves off One Mile, Birubi and Fingal beaches, got dumped pretty badly at Zenith Beach and ate heaps of sand while boogie boarding down the Stockton sand dunes. I LOVE THE PLACE!!!!

Soon as I can get my hands on some better quality pics - they'll be here. In the meantime, check out some of these great photos and see why you should be here ....

( Photos 19 to 37are by Colin Grant, Nelson Bay Photographics, 3 Stockton st, Nelson Bay 2315. PH: 0249 849597.)

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1 Shoal Bay
2 Shoal Bay
3 Tomaree Headland
4 Tomaree to Fingal
5 Zenith, Wreck & Box Beaches
6 Fingal Spit
7 Fingal Bay
8 Fingal Island
9 Fingal Spit
10 Fingal Lighthouse
11 Fingal Bay
12 Boatharbour & Fisherman's Bay
13 Boat Harbour
14 Kingsley Beach
15 Birubi Beach
16 Waves at Birubi
17 Soldiers Point
18 Nelson Bay Beach
19 Around Fly Point
20 Shoal bay
21 Middle Beach
22 Can I help you?
23 Zenith Beach
24 Let's set sail ...
25 Sunset at Shoal Bay
26 Boats on the Bay
27 Clouds gather
28 Waves on beach
29 Corlette sunset
30 d'Albora Marina
31 Anchorage marina
32 Bagnall Beach
33 Sunset over the bay
34 Soldier Point pier
35 Bay views
36 Cats at Shoal Bay
37 Shoal Bay to Tomaree
38 Aerial view of Myall River looking north beyond Tea Gardens & Hawks Nest to Dark Point and Mungo Brush
39 Nelson Bay Marina
40 Aerial view over Anna Bay
41 Aerial view of Nelson Bay showing sheltered marina and township with One Mile beach in background
42 Picturesque Dutchman's Beach

Below are recent photos of Stockton Beach, Stockton Sand dunes ( camping, 4WD's and motorbikes permitted on a huge section of the dunes plus many fascinating 4wd tour operators take you right through the dunes which range up to 100ft high and stretch 5km from beach to bush at widest point ), Birubi Beach and local fishermen with a great salmon catch just down from Birubi Beach at Anna Bay. Click on thumbnails for larger photos.

43 Wide angle view of Stockton Beach looking north towards Birubi and Anna Bay. This photo was taken at the same position as the one on the right. Juli ( the better half ) and junior ( due January 2000 ) is sitting down next to the car in photo 44 44 Wide angle view of Stockton Beach looking south towards Newcastle - about 40km away and most of that coastline offers great fishing with 4WDs, motorbikes and camping permitted on a huge section of the beach and sand dunes.
45 Looking north over Birubi Beach patrolled swimming area towards Anna Bay. At left and just out of the picture is Birubi headland with the new Surf Club, ameneties block and carpark. 46 Birubi offers some of the areas best waves - sheltered corner of Birubi sometimes has the only decent surf for miles around. This photo looks down from Birubi headland carpark and taken about 5pm alte October 99. 47 Stockton sand dunes, photo taken about 1km from the Anna Bay entrance to the sand dunes looking south towards Newcastle - about 40km of dunes between the two thought!. 48 Another angle from same area 49 Another angle from the same area 50 The very beginning of Stockton sand dunes as seen from the Anna Bay entrance looking directly towrds Newcastle over the dunes.
51 OK, I took the photo and being a male I couldn't resist squeezing a picture of the car in!! 52 Digital photography at it's best - us amateurs can still squeeze off a few good shots ... 53 This was a great morning. Myself and the better half were driving down Birubi beach to go fishing one morning and droves past these guys. 53 Stopping to have a look, found out they were all local pro fishermen and had just hauled in a huge load of salmon. 54 The spot they were in was no more than a km down the beach from Birubi. 55 Whoops! Snuck a pic of the better half in here - wonder how long before she notices it and I have to take it off the site??
       
56 Rear view shot of the better half - she's the one on the left! These guys were all from Anna Bay and the salmon were around 3-5kg in weight. They reckoned they let around 20t go ... 57 They say the fishing is pretty good around this area. I relieved the boys of 2 great salmon - took them home and salmon steaks on the BBQ that night with a few beers. BEautiful!        

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