An aerial photograph looking southwest over Corlette and Port Stephens showing The Anchor Light (circled) and The Anchorage Port Stephens Resort & Marina.
Corlette Beach from the lookout on Corlette Headland. One of the few north-facing beaches on the east coast Corlette Beach gets plenty of sunshine.
Corlette Beach is well protected from the winter westerlies by Corlette Headland.
The Anchorage Port Stephens (pictured) is a 3 minute walk from The Anchor LightThe Day Spa and dinner at the Galley Restaurant are popular with our guests.
It takes about 45 minutes to walk from Corlette into Nelson Bay and many of our guests walk into town for lunch.
The Anchorage Marina is a good place to rent a dinghy or a bicycle; book a fishing charter or learn to sail.
Dolphin-watch cruises depart regularly from the Marina and whale-watch cruises from May to October.
During winter we often get spectacular cloud formations as the southerlies push their way up the coast.
Sail Port Stephens attracts yachts from far and wide and many dock at The Anchorage Marina. We had Sydney-to-Hobart winner "Wild Oats" visit in 2018.
The western seawall at The Anchorage is a great spot to watch the sun set over water — an unusual phenomenon on the east coast.
The Waterfront Reserve that runs the length of Corlette Beach has a path that meanders through stands of large eucalypts from Corlette Headland to Nelson Bay.
Corlette is home to a great deal of birdlife such as these black swans feeding on the seagrass.
And many lorikeets, rosellas and parrots.
The coastal eucalypt forest at Bagnalls Beach is a good location to spot koalas.
The path continues on from Bagnalls Beach to Nelson Bay (pictured) and beyond to Shoal Bay and Tomaree National Park.
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