Anna Bay is the name of a suburb, a town and a bay in the Port Stephens Local Government Area in the Hunter Region of NSW. It is a place where the Australian bushland, beach culture and small-town life come together. Anna Bay’s slower pace and spectacular scenery appeals to families and singles of all ages.
The village of Anna Bay is just under an hour north of Newcastle and is the gateway to the Stockton Beach Sand Dunes and Birubi Point. It has a shopping centre including a supermarket, ATM, fuel, bottled gas, chemist, coach stop, pub, mechanical services, medical facilities, newsagent, public telephone, restaurant, takeaway food, and places of worship.
There are numerous bays and beaches. The famous local dolphin population is in the area year-round and the area is known for great fishing. There are also galleries and weekly craft markets, horse and camel riding, sand boarding and quad biking.
The climate is warm year-round with no winter frosts. Cool sea breezes keep temperatures mild in summer. In spring the area comes alive with native wildflowers. From late May through July the area is a great place to watch migrating whales pass by.