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Tuncurry Beach and Playground

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by Ivana Katz (subscribe)
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Published March 27th 2012
Tuncurry Beach also known as Nine Mile Beach is located in the Forster area on NSW north coast, approximately 3 hours north of Sydney or 1.5 hours south of Port Macquarie.

It has a complete range of facilities and water activities on its doorstep to suit all ages. Fishing, sailing, skiing, diving, surfing, cruises, or just watching dolphins play in the surf . The calm protected waters at the rockpool area is a popular family spot with BBQ's and picnic areas as well as a great playground for young children.

Tuncurry Beach is well known for the seasons of fishing. You will find many fishing holes along the beach and the best fishing spots are considered in the centre of the beach.

Dolphins can often be seen in the area and particularly at high tide you can see them catching waves. Also whales with their calves often call into Tuncurry Beach for a rest on the way back south.

Shops, restaurants and cafes are just a short walk away. Sport and club enthusiasts are well catered for with a modern bowling club and world class 18 hole golf course.

Accommodation in the Forster/Tuncurry area caters to all lifestyles and budgets. Family friendly tourist parks, comfortable motels, luxury boutique hotels, cosy B&Bs, self contained apartments or houses or relaxing retreats. For great deals on accommodation, visit or

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Why? Great family beach with all the facilities
When: All year round
Where: Nine Mile Beach, Tuncurry
Cost: Free
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