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1 Blue Bay View Spectacular Views of the bay

Breathtaking views, only a few minutes’ walk to the beach, close proximity to CBD, shopping centre, marina and restaurants. Brand new renovation by award winning quality builder and specialist interior designer. Immaculately clean and designed to take in the breathtakingly beautiful panoramic views of Nelson Bay. Blue Bay Views 1 (downstairs) and Blue Bay Views 2 (upstairs) are two private, separate Airbnb Units. To see Blue Bay Views 2 (upstairs) follow link: https://bit.ly/3bG6zX3

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Breathtaking views | Private retreat

Located in a boutique block, this ground floor apartment is located only 600 metres to Nelson Bay marina, shops, bars, clubs, cafes and fabulous restaurants. It has magnificent beach views and only a two minute walk to Fly Point Beach. The living area flows to an undercover tiled terrace which adjoins a lovely grassed area where you can relax and enjoy the view. This is a perfect getaway for two that is well equipped with everything you need!

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Shoal Bay Shores, modern beachfront unit + Wifi

Getaway from it all at this stunning 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom apartment just steps from the crystal clear waters of Shoal Bay Beach. Enjoy the spectacular, uninterrupted views across the bay from the lounge room or balcony of this well-equipped property. The location couldn’t be better. With direct access to Shoal Bay beach, a 5 minute walk to Little Beach or a 12 minute walk to the shops, cafes and restaurants of Shoal Bay town, everything you need is at your fingertips.

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Stay near Nelson Bay's top sights

Photo of d'Albora Marinas
d'Albora Marinas32 locals recommend
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Toboggan Hill Park24 locals recommend
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Little Beach Reserve6 locals recommend
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Gan Gan Lookout26 locals recommend
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Nelson Head Lighthouse Reserve5 locals recommend
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Imagine Cruises19 locals recommend

Houses in Nelson Bay

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Bay Heights Accommodation
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Crisp Stylish Family Villa near beach Pets welcome
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Ridge Vista - One Mile Beach
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Stylish Dog-Friendly Beach House with Pool
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Sandy Palms, 28 Moorooba Cr - Beautiful Home with Wifi, Air-con and Boat Parking
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Sienna, 27a Christmas Bush Avenue - wifi, aircon, close to Dutchies Beach
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Dutchies Sand & Sea Beach House - easy walk to the beach
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Casa al Mare, 16a Pacific Drive - the jewel of Fingal Bay with stunning views, WiFi and Air Conditioning
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Banyan, 14 Montevideo Parade - spacious three bedroom pet friendly property with air con
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Winter Sunshine★Garden★6 guests★3 bedroom★Spacious
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Castaway @ Nelson Bay - Free Cancellation
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Cuddles Cottage, 4 Christmas Bush Avenue - holiday house near Dutchies

Pet-friendly apartments

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BotanicaBleu Nelson Bay, Pet Friendly
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Waterfront Apartment Corlette
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Couples Spa Retreat - 2 night
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Salty Crew Villa,no steps, puppy’s welcome,central
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Anna Bay, Birubi Beach Gem
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3 Bedroom Spa Retreat - 2 night
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Sunset on Birubi, 2/40 Ocean Ave - pet friendly, air con, water views, WIFI and outdoor spa
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Lorikeet Retreat, 2/117 Tomaree Rd - Pet Friendly, Air Conditioned Holiday House
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Matador Flat - Pet Friendly Accommodation
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Weekend Getaway Tea Gardens
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2 Bedroom Spa Retreat - 2 night

Apartments with kitchens

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The Loft Port Stephens
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BEACH GETAWAY! Wifi, aircon, 12pm check in, CBD
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Chillin at Oaks, Centre of Nelson Bay with a pool
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The Lure - Couples Apartment Oaks Nelson Bay
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Paradise at The Bay (WiFi,Foxtel) Owner Direct
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Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments
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Heart of Nelson Bay - Teramby Court
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Carindale, 10/19 Dowling St - Ground Floor Unit with WIFI, Foxtel and Linen
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Nelson Bay Prime Location - Free NBN Internet
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La Torre Nelson Bay
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Stunning view - walk to everything
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Cozy, Clean and Opposite the beach. Inc. Brekky

Your guide to Nelson Bay

Welcome to Nelson Bay

The largest town in the Port Stephens area, an hour’s drive north of Newcastle, buzzy Nelson Bay is a great place to base yourself to explore the delights of this spectacular coastal region surrounding a large natural harbour. From dolphin watching and sunset cruises that depart from Nelson Bay’s d’Albora Marina to working your way around the town’s cafes and restaurants, there’s no lack of fun things to do here.

On the northern edge of town, Fly Point boasts great snorkelling and scuba diving directly offshore. A five-minute drive east of Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay has a protected beach beloved by families. Further east, Tomaree National Park has walking trails and views. Zenith Beach is the first of three stunning beaches carved out of the coastline south of Tomaree Head, with the giant, shifting sand dunes of Stockton Beach to the south offering more opportunities for outdoor adventure within easy reach of Nelson Bay.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Nelson Bay?

Port Stephens has a comfortably mild climate year-round. The hottest months between December and February are ideal for exploring the region’s 26 beaches, while the cooler spring and autumn are ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, sailing, and dune adventures. Late May through August is peak whale-watching season, with Tomaree Head among the best places to take in the annual migration. Yachties descend on Port Stephens in April for the Sail Port Stephens regatta hosted at Nelson Bay’s marina, while seafood lovers flock to Port Stephens each August for the month-long Love Sea Food festival, which offers plenty of fun ways to experience local seafood and connect with local producers and chefs.


What are the top things to do in Nelson Bay?

Dolphins

More than 100 dolphins live in the pristine blue waters of the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park, with dolphin-watching cruises departing year-round from the d’Albora Marina.

Tomaree Head

Part of Tomaree National Park, Tomaree Head (4.5 kilometres east of Nelson Bay) rises 162 metres above the sea, with its forested peak boasting some of the most superb views of the New South Wales coastline. Enjoy them on the 2.2-kilometre-return Tomaree Head Summit Walk. Also on the headland, the 2.5-kilometre-return Fort Tomaree Walk takes you to the World War II gun emplacements, used in the defence of Australia’s east coast during World War II. Keep your eyes peeled for koalas in the trees en route.

Stockton Beach

Stretching from the southern fringe of Port Stephens down to Newcastle in the south, Stockton Beach’s sand dunes are the largest moving coastal dunes in the Southern Hemisphere. Part of the Worimi Conservation Lands, this incredible natural landscape is culturally significant to the Worimi people, which you can learn more about on an Aboriginal-guided quad biking tour. Four-wheel driving, sandboarding, and fishing adventures are also popular at Stockton.