Stuarts Point was the port for vessels entering the Macleay River from the river's old entrance. This silted over when a new entrance was forged by flood in 1893.
Now the riverside hamlet sits by calm waters, which are breeding grounds for fish and crabs. There is a boat ramp and mooring available, and an almost unlimited choice of beach, river or blue water fishing spots.
This peaceful river arm is also a playground for water sports enthusiasts and swimmers.
The River Walk: starting at the end of Ocean Street in Stuarts Point the walk follows the riverbank for two and a half kilometres through native bushland including paper-barks, mangroves, banksias and eucalyptus to beautiful swimming areas and fishing spots along the Macleay River.