3 (1 rating)

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Unavailable
  • Snack
    Unavailable
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Unavailable

User reviews (1 rating)

  • Shane
    Shane ~ 04/08/2014
    SV Tardis | Sailboat ~ 9.8 m

    During moderate Southerly weather conditions, in cases of engine failure or other circumstances preventing entry to Newcastle Harbour, it is possible to seek shelter behind Stockton Breakwater. Temporarily anchoring here and waiting for an incoming tide in such conditions is an option for engine-less sail craft. In extreme flood conditions, It can also be difficult to enter the harbour against the flood tide and debris. This is definitely a better option than risking tacking across the path of coal ships and tug operations. It is also a viable place to wait for assistance. The most common spot to anchor is off the old wreck of the Adolphe. Most often, there will be small fishing boats in the area catching live bait. Beware that very large swells around four meters and over can break across the entrance of Newcastle Harbour into Stockton Bight from the exposed reef to the southeastern side of the white danger light on the southern breakwater. Refer carefully to your nautical charts and give this reef a wide berth. Do not attempt to cut the corner! This anchorage is NOT a viable option in north around to westerly winds and/or northerly seas and swells..

    During moderate Southerly weather conditions, in cases of engine failure or other circumstances preventing entry to Newcastle Harbour, it is possible to seek shelter behind Stockton Breakwater. Temporarily anchoring here and waiting for an incoming tide in such conditions is an option for engine-less sail craft. In extreme flood conditions, It can also be difficult to enter the harbour against the flood tide and debris. This is definitely a better option than risking tacking across the path of coal ships and tug operations. It is also a viable place to wait for assistance. The most common spot to anchor is off the old wreck of the Adolphe. Most often, there will be small fishing boats in the area catching live bait. Beware that very large swells around four meters and over can break across the entrance of Newcastle Harbour into Stockton Bight from the exposed reef to the southeastern side of the white danger light on the southern breakwater. Refer carefully to your nautical charts and give this reef a wide berth. Do not attempt to cut the corner! This anchorage is NOT a viable option in north around to westerly winds and/or northerly seas and swells..