About this walk
Stockton beach is a 32 kilometre stretch of beach and dunes along Worimi National Park. The beach has a varied history of mining, settlement, shipwrecks and recreation to enjoy along the way.
It takes about 9 hours to complete the full 36 kilometre walk, with plenty of breaks and photography stops.
A brisk walker can do this much faster, but consider that there's a lot to see along the way.
Getting there and back
Get the train to Hamilton, followed by the bus to Anna Bay using transportnsw.info. Plan your return trip from Stockton at transportnsw.info.
Along the way
Get off the bus at the Anna Bay shops to stock up on supplies. There is nothing along the way.
From the shops, follow the signs to Birubi Beach.
Follow the road all the way down to the Surf Club.
The walk follows the seemingly endless expanse of Stockton Beach
The dunes are sometimes used for motor sports, sledding and camel tours.
Be mindful that the beach is also a road and traffic rules apply.
The first major landmark is Tin City a small settlement of beach huts.
The only other landmark of note is the wreck of the Sygna just beyond the surf.
Keep walking until the car park on the far end of the beach is reached.
From the car park a path leads around to the Stockton ferry dock along the shore.
After crossing on the ferry make your way along the foreshore to the train Station.
What to bring
- Check the national parks website for possible detours, closures and restrictions.
- Install an OpenStreetMap app for Android or iOS and preload the area.
- Download the GPS data if your device can import it.
- Print out this map and get a better one from a visitor information centre if possible.
- Be sure to leave enough charge in your phone's battery for emergency calls.
- Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a hat and SPF 30 sunscreen.
- Also bring a light windbreaker/raincoat in case you get caught out in the rain.