Little Bay Beach at Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
Located in the lovely sea side town of Port Macquarie, NSW, Tacking Point Lighthouse was built in 1879 and is the thirteenth oldest lighthouse in Australia.
Due to the elevation of the rocky headland, the lighthouse itself is only eight metres high, so don’t expect to see a tall lighthouse, its small and sweet. Tacking Point is a popular location for whale-watching during migration, you can walk right up to the unfenced cliff face, which offers stunning panoramic views along Australia’s Mid-North Coast but please be extremely careful especially with small children it made my stomach sink looking over the edge to crashing waves.
To the left of the Lighthouse is Little Bay a small private rocky beach. We decided to venture down from the lighthouse hoping to explore rock pools, find crabs and shells, but were only lucky to find stones unfortunately. It was still a fun adventure climbing over the rocks, dipping our toes in the water and looking back to the lighthouse on the hill.
To access Little Bay Beach take the wooden stairs on the left hand side of the lighthouse.