Nelson Bay is the main suburb in Port Stephens. There is a vast array of dining and recreational options. It is the home of some lovely bay beaches that are perfect for small children including Nelson Bay Beach, Dutchies Beach and Little Beach. For snorkelling, you can’t go past Fly Point - an aquatic reserve with magnificent marine life. Nelson Bay houses one of Port Stephens largest supermarkets with Woolworths on Donald Street, right in the heart of town and there are a variety of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Numerous boutiques can be found on Stockton Street, Magnus Street and Donald Street or simply wander down to D’Albora Marina, the launch spot for numerous water sports.