Visitor Information Centre
The Great Lakes Visitors’ Centre is open seven days a week and is located in Little Street, Forster, adjacent to the lake. You can contact the Visitor’s Centre on (02) 6554 8799, or toll-free 1800 802 692.
It conducts bookings and can provide tourist maps, tide charts, fishing guides, and information regarding local activities and attractions, eco tours, walking tours, accommodation, as well as cruises relating to deep-sea fishing, dolphin-watching etc.
Tuncurry Beach is located at the end of Rockpool Rd, Tuncurry. It offers surfing with a rock pool, grassed areas, a kiosk, showers, toilets, playground and picnic area with barbecue facilities. You can walk out to the end of the breakwater where dolphins can often be seen at play.
Forster Beach is adjacent to the southern breakwater in Forster. Patrolled in season, it has amenities, a kiosk, picnic facilities and ocean baths at its eastern edge. Adjacent to the baths is Second Head and on the southern side of this headland is Pebbly Beach, which is another good surfing spot.
A little further south is The Tanks, an unusual rock formation where the waves spray water
into a protected safe swimming area.
One Mile Beach is another good surfing location with grassed picnic – barbecue areas, a surf club, a kiosk, showers and toilets. It is patrolled in season.
Burgess Beach is next going south, a small and quiet beach accessed by a steep path, which runs off Burgess St. It is a good spot for families, with plenty of small rock cave formations.
Surfing can also be enjoyed at Bulls Paddock, which is part of Seven Mile Beach, south of Cape Hawke.
The Pebbly Beach Bicentennial Walk
The Pebbly Beach Bicentennial Walk commences off North St in Forster, near the ocean baths of Forster Main Beach. It leads eastwards over Second Head along the foreshore to Pebbly Beach, between Bennetts Head Rd and the ocean, past The Tanks (refer to ‘The Beaches’ section), through Bennetts Head Reserve, down the large sand dune at North One Mile and down to south One Mile Beach until it reaches Burgess Beach.