Bagnall Beach, Port Stephens NSW
Bagnall beach is a lovely white sandy beach on southern side of Port Stephens (approx. 232 km / 2:30 drive from Sydney).
One of the great things about this spot is if you have a dog, it is a dog off-leash area.
This spot is suited to beginners as it is shallow for some way out.
It is ideal for flat water blasting, bump and jump and foiling for windsurfers and wingers but not ideal for kitesurfing as there is very little rigging area.
Access & Launching
You can park in the nice shady car park just a few metres from the beach.
There is plenty of grass under the trees next to the car park to rig and there is a short track (about 20 metres) leading to the white sandy beach.
The lead in to the water is shallow and gradual. Those with a fin will need to walk out about 50 metres to get enough depth whilst those on foils will need to wade out about 100 metres or more. Once out in the deeper water it gets deeper so there is no chance of hitting the bottom.
The water is very clear and blue so you can see the bottom if it get shallow.
Best Wind Directions
The most ideal wind direction would be from the NE (cross-on-shore) which is the prevailing seabreeze during summer. It would also work well in a NW but may be a little more inconsisent due to coming off the land. You could sail here in any breeze with north in it.
For those on foils, there is always the chance of striking a sand bar so be cautious.
This bay is well known for its shark sightings however there have never been any attacks in this area.
Next to the car park their are public toilets, bbq facilities and a kids playground.
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- Flat Water Blasting
- Bump and Jump
- Longboard Cruising
- Flat Water
- Moderate Temp Water
- Salt Water
- Easy Launching
- On-site Parking
- Free Parking
- Kids Playground
- Public Toilets
- Dog Friendly Beach
New South Wales
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