Port Macquarie Coastal Walk

New South Wales

The Port Macquarie Coastal walk takes in historic sites and stunning coastal scenery, beaches and rainforest. It can be enjoyed as a day walk or several short walks.

The walk can be divided into four sections:
- Westport to Town Beach (2km)
- Town Beach to Flynns Beach (2.2km)
- Flynns Beach to Shelly Beach (2.2km)
- Shelly Beach to Tacking Point (2.7km)

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Getting there

Start Cnr of Short St & Clarence St, or the end of Lighthouse Rd, PORT MACQUAIRE NSW


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Lovely coastal walk. We only did part of this walk, from Town Beach to Shelly Beach. The beaches were very rough & the water was up really high due to crazy weather systems.

Suz on 3 Mar, 2022

This walk made for a great day. We did a return Walk which made over 20km once you include side tracks. We didn't rush, but it took us only about 5 hours. There were a couple of things we didn't realise before we started. The first is that some of the track is along the beaches. The path takes you as far as Flynn's beach, and from there you walk across the beaches with stairs and paths over the headlands. We didn't realise this straight away and found ourselves looking on the road looking for paths. We figured it out by Shelly Beach and from there and on the way back had no trouble sticking to the route. The other thing we didn't realise is that Miner's Beach is the local unofficial nudist Beach. It was being well used by a lot of men when we walked through, which may be worth being aware of if you're planning a walk with the family.

Ian and Sue on 9 Jan, 2017

Only did a section, the breakwater and painted rocks were very nice.

rob.bushman on 17 Jul, 2016


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