Old Bar Beach is the closest beach area to Taree, just 16 km. Generally, an uncrowded beach and out of holiday periods you can have parts of the beach all to yourself.
A major community issue is beach erosion. Old Bar Beach is slowly being swallowed up by the sea by storms. Old Bar has responded to erosion by establishing an Old Bar Beach Sand Replenishment Group.
Old Bar is on the Midnorth Coast of NSW Australia, approximately 4 hours drive north of Sydney. Take the turnoff to Old Bar from the Pacific Highway just south of Taree. It takes about 10 min to reach Old Bar from the highway.
Old Bar Beach
- During the January summer holiday period there's a sand modelling competition which has become a traditional and popular family fun activity.
- The path from Old Bar Beach to Wallabi Point, 2.5 km, is an ideal distance for light exercise and scenic views.
- A unique aspect of this beach is that it's alongside a heritage-listed airstrip so that flying enthusiasts can fly into the airstrip and then go to the beach.
- Namaste Beach House, 31 David St, ☏ . Laid-back friendly accommodation in a sprawling beach house. Pool room, verandahs, kitchen, yoga room, lounge area. Close to the beach, 5 min walk to shops. Double/twin $65, single $40, dorm $30 (weekly rates available).