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The weather in Shoal Bay
Check out the climate diagram for Shoal Bay. This year, January will have higher average temperatures. On the contrary, the coolest month is July. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is September.
Whether you want to be close to sandy shores and sea breezes or prefer something more central, there are plenty of holiday lettings in Shoal Bay to choose from. With gorgeous villas and family homes available, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Get stuck in
Little Beach Boathouse, 2.8km from Shoal Bay, is a charming restaurant with views over the ocean. Serving beautiful lunches and dinners, the upscale dining room's menu includes dishes such as crisp pork belly, oysters with yuzo sauce, and mushroom and roast garlic ravioli.
Stop in at the Little Nel Café, which offers a wide range of affordable choices, including vegetarian and vegan options. It lies 3.8km away from Shoal Bay and serves breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Choose from tasty options such as pea fritters, smashed avocado on toast, and tempura hapuka cod.
Keep them busy
You’ll have no trouble getting the family outdoors in Shoal Bay, as there are plenty of activities the whole family will enjoy. Whether they want to run around, splash in the blue waters, or learn something new, they'll surely be satisfied. If the weather takes a turn, there’s also plenty to do indoors.
Port Stephens Shell Museum is ideal for families, come rain or shine. At the museum, which sits 7.4km from Shoal Bay in a private home, entry is free for children and available at a very low price for adults. For over 45 years, it's been managed by the same couple, who offer fascinating insights into their collections of rare and beautiful shells.
If you've ever wanted to swim with dolphins, you'll have your chance. Dolphin Swim in nearby Nelson Bay offers the opportunity to swim safely in the ocean alongside these amazing animals. Make sure to book ahead so you don’t miss out.
Feel the wind on your face
Shoal Bay hosts spectacular attractions and offers plenty of things to do, from history to nature to water activities. Plan before you travel so that you can make the most of your time. You’ll also want to pack some strong boots and swimwear.
Nature and wildlife lovers will want to stop at Tomaree National Park for a stroll amid beautiful surroundings and to see a variety of wildlife. Located just 5km from Shoal Bay, this park's different terrains span coastal forests and paths bursting with wildflowers. Bring a picnic to enjoy midday.
Fly Point, an aquatic reserve in the heart of Shoal Bay, is a haven for swimmers, snorkelers, and divers. Swim among subtropical fish, sponge gardens and dolphins, and venture out to the nearby islands to see tiger sharks.
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