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Beach and lighthouse walk

Went with my three year old. Took about 2 hours from surf club. Most of the time she was on my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben S
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Sydney, Australia
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A view to die for

You must visit the lighthouse for its historical past and enjoy the best scone and jam with ice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jurre2014
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New South Wales, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Fingal Island, Fingal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must visit the lighthouse for its historical past and enjoy the best scone and jam with ice cream/cream. The view and the cool breeze will have you wanting to come back again and again.

Thank Jurre2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I parked near the surf club of Fingal beach. We walked along the beach and over Fingal Spit. Make sure you cross just before low tide, giving you ample time to cross and then walk to the lighthouse. A great slow walk....More

1  Thank Rochelle B
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk across Fingal Spit and onto the lighthouse. Easy walk and not too long. Please ensure you check you are walking at low tide and have enough time to return across the Spit.

2  Thank Quieaing
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Only reachable when the tide it out. It’s worth walking to this lighthouse to enjoy the view this area has to offer.

Thank Heather560
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Elegant lighthouse with an incredible view. People say that its also possible see whales and dolphins. To get there its necessary to walk, but totally worth it. Good for picnic and sunsets.

Thank Ana B
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Check the tides are safe so that you don't get stranded by a rising tide. There are no facilities on the island in spite of what peanuts have posted about the Inner Light tea room. They have posted to the wrong lighthouse!!

1  Thank MW1338
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Great views, found awesome shells. Can be dangerous to walk across dependent on the tides. Best to go with someone and take your mobile

Thank Tamara N
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Our family of 5 walked from Fingal Bay to the Lighthouse on a lovely Winters afternoon. Definitely worth the walk.

1  Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Visiting Fingal Beach, decided to time it nicely with the tides and walk out across the Fingal Bay Spit to Shark Islands and then out to the Light House. Once on the island the tracks are well maintained and its easy to get out to...More

1  Thank Granules2013
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