Mid Winter delights – Whales, Festivals and Fun!

Winter, Whales, Festivals and Fun! What we love about the Winter period is that we are really lucky to live in an area where Winter clothes normally means adding a pair of jeans and maybe a warm jacket but be ready to change into shorts and a T-shirt sometime in…

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Bay Escapes - View of Shoal Bay from Inner Light Tearooms

Innerlight Tea Rooms – dog friendly!

We love going up to the Lighthouse Tea Rooms (“Innerlight” is the proper name but we all tend to call it the Lighthouse Tea Rooms) – some beautiful improvements have been made over the last few years, with the extension of the outside dining area which provides even more expansive views over…

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Bay Escapes - Dog Friendly Area Fingal Bay

Dog Friendly Exercise Area Fingal Bay

A fully enclosed dog exercise area was put in place in Fingal Bay in late 2016 and is has proved to be a very popular place for local and tourist 4-legged friends. This is located in the foreshore parkland area next to the beach and is south of the children’s…

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Bay Escapes - Boat Harbour

Dog friendly Boat Harbour

If you have not been to Boat Harbour yet or have not been for a long time, it is the perfect place to spend a few hours or even a whole day. Boat Harbour is a quintessential seaside village, just off the main tourist areas and tucked away between Anna…

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Bagnalls Beach – dog and human friendly

We are often asked about the dog-friendly beaches in the area. Afterall, a holiday in Port Stephens has so much to do with the waterways, ocean, bay areas and beaches. And Bagnalls Beach is a beach that caters for everyone – humans (of all ages!) and our 4-legged friends. It is…

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