The First Coastal Walk of Summer

Summer finally feels like it is here and we are soaking up as much sunshine as we can before we head off to Europe for five weeks. One of our favourite things to do in our hometown of Port Macquarie is the coastal walk along the beautiful beaches in our region. The coastal walk stretches for 9km from Lighthouse Beach to the Hastings River and passes through rainforest, along sandy beaches and along stunning coastal headlands. It was a beautiful sunny day when we did the walk a few weeks ago and we just couldn’t help but share some snaps of this beautiful walk!

Stairs to Shelly Beach Port MacquarieIt was the most lovely day and there was hardly anyone on the walk, so we basically had these gorgeous views all to ourselves! From the Lighthouse, the first beach you come across is Miner’s Beach. It’s actually a nude sunbathing beach, but it’s pretty rare to see sunbathers there.
Miner's Beach Port Macquarie Miner's Beach Port Macquarie

We spotted this friendly little kookaburra who was enjoying the view too!

Kookaburra at Miner's Beach Simone walking to Miner's Beach Port Macquarie Coastal Walk Port Macquarie Walking along Miner's Beach Port Macquarie

Miner’s Beach has some of the most naturally beautiful scenery in Port Macquarie.

Beach in Port Macquarie Miner's Beach Coastal Walk Port Macquarie Stairs to Miners Beach Port Macquarie Shelley Beach Port Macquarie

Our next beach was Shelly Beach, one of our favourite beaches for strolling along after work. My mum actually used to walk along this beach when she was pregnant with me! So I’ve been exploring this beach for longer than most people!

Simone at Shelly Beach Port Macquarie Shelley Beach Coastal Walk Port Macquarie Shelly Beach Port Macquarie Coastal Geotrail Port Macquarie Beach Port MacquarieStairs to Shelly Beach

We then strolled along Nobby’s Beach (the doggie beach) and Flynn’s Beach before arriving at Windmill Hill – a place popular for weddings.
Simone and Dan at Windmill Port Macquarie Locks at Windmill Hill Port Macquarie

The walk then continues along a shady path to Oxley Beach, Town Beach and the Hastings River.

Dan on coastal walk Port Macquarie Rainforest walk Port Macquarie

The Port Macquarie coastal walk is one of our favourite things to do on a weekend. There’s nothing like getting out in the great outdoors to exercise and enjoy the stunning natural scenery around where we live. We’re so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world and whenever we have visitors we always take them on the coastal walk, and most of the time we are lucky enough to see dolphins and whales!

Do you love getting out and exploring your surroundings? x
Bay in Port Macquarie