Lake Macquarie boat ramps

Lake Macquarie Boat Ramps

We’ve written before about just how lucky we are to live so close to Lake Macquarie and to have so many wonderful boating and fishing customers who reside in Lake Mac and its surrounds.

Today we thought we’d share some information and details on Lake Macquarie boat ramp and jetty facilities so that you can get out there and experience it for yourself!

SPOTLIGHT: BOATING LAKE MACQUARIE
Great location between Sydney and Newcastle, handy to us located here at Port Stephens.
Over 170km of shoreline, and 8km at the widest section of the Lake
The average depth is between three to eight metres (varies for Swansea Channel and some of the bays found throughout the Lake).

Arcadia Vale Public Jetty and Baths

Alexander Parade, Arcadia Vale

This is a timber jetty and buoyed area, with no protective netting or barriers. Toilet facilities are available.

Balcolyn Boat Ramp

Hall Reserve, 55 Balcolyn Street, Balcolyn

This reserve has a concrete ramp that is in good condition. Fish cleaning table and toilet facilities are available but access and parking is a gravel surface.

Balcolyn Boat Ramp (Shingle Splitters Point)

Queen Street,  Balcolyn

There is a concrete ramp with gravel access and limited parking. The water is shallow with a navigable channel. Toilets are a 60m walk away in the park area.

Balmoral Boat Ramp and Jetty

Balmoral Place Reserve, Balmoral

This is a ramp with a timber jetty parallel to assist with safety of users.
Parking is limited and is either on the gravel or the grass. Public toilets facilities are approximately 100m away in a nearby park.

Belmont Baths

Brooks Parade, Belmont

This is a fully enclosed swimming area, with a jetty and an attached accessible ramp with amenities.

Belmont Public Jetty

Corner Macquarie Street and Brooks Parade, Belmont

Timber jetty with ferry boat access and pump out facility available. There is also a water supply. Toilets are 100m along the foreshore.

Belmont South Boat Ramp

Paley Crescent, Belmont South

A 6m wide ramp with a sealed car park nearby. The water is shallow but has a navigable channel. A fish cleaning table is available and toilets are 50m away in the park.

Bennett Park Boat Ramp

Dilkera Avenue, Valentine

The 8m wide concrete ramp with a sealed parking area. Toilets are within 40m. Slop hopper available for portaloo waste disposal. Foreshore park is suitable for picnics, walking and bicycle riding.

Blacksmiths Boat Ramp and jetty

Ungala Road, Blacksmiths

The wide concrete ramp runs into an internal beach protected from wave surges. Pontoon jetty at ramp. Parking areas are sealed, and there is a fishing table and lighting.

Bolton Point Boat Ramp

Middle Point Road, Bolton Point

There is a 6m wide ramp with a sealed parking area. Toilets are 100m away.

Bolton Point Public Jetty

End of Middle Point Road, Bolton Point

Old style construction timber jetty. Toilets 50 metres away in the park.

Bonnells Bay Boat Ramp

Pendlebury Park, Grand Parade, Bonnells Bay

The ramp is concrete with sealed access and parking. Facilities available are a fish cleaning table, toilets, water and lighting.

Bonnells Bay Public Jetty

Aloha Close, Bonnells Bay

Timber jetty in relatively shallow water. No water or toilet facilities are available.

Brightwaters Public Jetty

Lake View Avenue, Brightwaters

Timber jetty and buoyed vessel exclusion area. Toilet facilities available.

Cams Wharf Baths

Cams Wharf Road, Cams Wharf

Buoyed vessel exclusion area, without protective netting or barriers. Fresh water showers and toilets are available.

Cams Wharf Boat Ramp

Cams Wharf Road, Cams Wharf

The ramp is concrete with sealed and grass parking. Fish cleaning table. There is lighting and toilets available.

Coal Point Boat Ramp

Biriban Reserve; Skye Point Road, Coal Point

There is a concrete ramp, fish cleaning table, sealed and grass parking, lighting and toilets nearby.

Coal Point Public Jetty

Wombal Reserve; Rofe Street, Coal Point

A timber jetty in relatively shallow water. Toilet/change facilities are available.

Croudace Bay Boat Ramp

Thomas H Halton Park; Bareki Road, Croudace Bay

15m wide concrete ramp. Fish cleaning table. Sealed and grass car parking area. Toilets 100m away along the shoreline.

Dora Creek Boat Ramp

Dora Street, Dora Creek

A concrete ramp with a large sealed parking area and a fish cleaning table.

Dora Creek Public Jetty

Doree Place, Dora Creek

Timber jetty parallel to the shoreline. Relatively shallow water depth. Public toilets at the community centre.

Eleebana Boat Ramp

Lions Park, Macquarie Drive, Eleebana

A 14m wide concrete ramp with sealed access and car parking. Toilets and picnic shelter adjoining.

Green Point Reserve Jetty

Off The Shores Way, Belmont

Timber Jetty is suitable for medium-sized keel vessels. Toilets are available 200m away in the picnic area.

Little Wangi Public Jetty

155 Watkins Road, Wangi Wangi

Timber jetty suitable for shallow-draft vessels. No water or toilet facilities are available.

Marks Point Boat Ramp (Naru Reserve)

Naru Reserve, off Naru Street, Marks Point

A concrete ramp with a large gravel parking area.

Marks Point Boat Ramp (Village Bay Close)

Village Bay Close, Marks Point

A concrete ramp is suitable for very shallow draft vessels only. Roadside parking is available but the street is reasonably narrow.

Marmong Point Boat Ramp

Nanda Street, Marmong Point

A 12m wide concrete ramp with a nearby parking area that’s both sealed and grassed. Fish cleaning table.

Morisset Park Boat Ramp

Lakeview Road, Morisset Park

A concrete ramp with a parking area that’s sealed but limited in size. Barbecue facilities are available and the toilets are 500m away.

Nords Wharf Boat Ramp

Branter Road, Nords Wharf

A concrete ramp without toilets or water facilities.

Nords Wharf Public Jetty

Off Nords Wharf Road, Nords Wharf

Old style construction timber jetty. Limited on-street parking well away from the jetty. Freshwater tap/shower.

Pelican Boat Ramp

Lakeview Parade, Pelican

Pelican boat ramp features two boat lanes with twin wave-attenuating pontoons that provide berthing amenities for launching and retrieval of boats.

Pelican Public Jetty

Off Lakeview Street, Pelican

Older style construction timber jetty, located near the Marine Rescue Base. Water supply available in the park. Toilets 200m away in the park.

Rathmines ‘F’ Jetty

Rathmines Park; off Dorrington Road, Rathmines

Older style construction timber jetty, suitable for use by medium-sized keel vessels. Toilet/change facilities.

Rathmines Boat Ramp

Styles Point; Off Overhill Road, Rathmines

A concrete ramp with toilets and water nearby. Concrete jetty with pump-out facility adjoining the ramp and suitable for medium-sized keel vessels.

Rathmines Officers Baths Jetty

North end of Stilling Street, Rathmines

Timber jetty and buoyed area without protective netting or barriers.

Rathmines Park Boat Ramp

Off Dorrington Road or Stilling Street, Rathmines

A very large concrete ramp in good condition. Adjoining a smaller ramp has improved access for shallow-draft vessels. Toilets are 150m away in the park.

Speers Point Boat Ramp

Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point

There are two concrete ramps with a sealed parking area and lighting. There is a fish cleaning table and toilets about 150m away in the park.

Speers Point Public Jetty

Speers Point Park, Speers Point

A new public jetty is currently under construction at Speers Point, and is scheduled to open in early 2020.

Styles Point Public Jetty

Styles Point Reserve, off Overhill Road, Rathmines

Concrete jetty adjoining boat ramp. Toilet/change facilities. Marine sewerage pump-out unit is available.

Sunshine Boat Ramp

Sunshine Reserve, Sunshine

A concrete ramp with sealed access and parking. The area is lit and toilets are available in the park adjoining.

Sunshine Public Jetty and Baths

Sunshine Parade, Sunshine

Timber jetty and buoyed area without protective netting or barriers. Toilets available. Marine waste receptacle available.

Swansea Boat Ramp

The Esplanade, Swansea

A concrete ramp with gravel and grass parking. Fish cleaning table.

Swansea Boat Ramp

Thomas Humphreys Reserve, Swansea

A three-lane boat ramp, pontoon jetty, large car/trailer parking area, fish cleaning table and lighting. Water supply and toilets are available in the park.

Swansea Public Jetty

Channel Street, Swansea

Older style construction timber jetty. Very deep swift-flowing water in Swansea Channel, 50m west of Swansea Bridge. Use by skilled mariners only is recommended.

The Esplanade Public Jetty

The Esplanade, Swansea

Older style construction timber jetty suitable for use by small to medium draft vessels.

Toronto Boat Ramp

Lions Park; Off Anzac Parade, Toronto

The water is shallow around this concrete launching ramp. A parking area is partly sealed with grass. Lighting and toilets are close by.

Toronto Boat Ramp

Wharf Street, Toronto

An 8m wide concrete launching ramp with apron walls each side. The parking area is sealed with limited space. The water is shallow. Pump out facilities are located on the public wharf adjoining.

Toronto Public Jetty and Baths

Victory Parade, Toronto

Older style construction timber jetty structure. Toilet/change facilities available. Lake bathing enclosures do not have protective netting or barriers.

Toronto Public Wharf

End of Wharf Street, Toronto

Older style construction timber wharf. Suitable for all vessel types. Marine sewerage pump-out facility on the wharf.

Valentine Public Jetty and Baths

Off Valentine Crescent, Valentine

Jetty and adjoining buoyed vessel exclusion area without protective netting or barriers. Fresh water showers and toilets are available.

Wangi Holiday Park Jetty

Off Watkins Road, Wangi Wangi

Older style construction timber jetty. Water and toilets are available in the park. Pump-out facilities are located at Dobell Park, near Dobell Drive and Kent Place.

Wangi Wangi Boat Ramp

Dobell Drive,  Wangi Wangi

Concrete boat ramp adjoining timber jetty. Sealed access road and carpark. Toilet facilities are available in Dobell Park.

Wangi Wangi Boat Ramp

Holiday Park; Waktins Road,  Wangi Wangi

The launching ramp is constructed over a rock shelf. The parking area is gravel and there is a fish cleaning table. Toilets are 100m along the foreshore.

Wangi Wangi Boat Ramp

Kent Place; Wangi Wangi

A small concrete ramp with a gravel and grass parking area. A fish cleaning table and toilets are located nearby.

Wangi Wangi Public Jetty and Baths

Workers Club; Market Street,  Wangi Wangi

Works to upgrade Wangi Wangi jetty were completed in April 2020. The new jetty provides safer and easier access to the lake for the whole community.

Warners Bay Public Jetty

The Esplanade, Warners Bay

Timber jetty is suitable only for shallow-draft vessels. Water supply and toilet/change facilities are available in the park adjoining.

Source: Lake Macquarie City Council, check here for latest updates.

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