Stockton has been called the first suburb in Newcastle. The peninsular adjoining the Pacific Ocean and Newcastle Harbour is approximately 19 kilometres by road from Newcastle city centre. Stockton can also be reached via passenger ferry that departs from Queens Wharf, Newcastle. There is a caravan park next to the beach, a motel and an Olympic swimming pool, as well as a small shopping centre. Stockton Beach is approximately 32 kilometres long providing ample swimming, surfing and fishing. The break wall provides excellent rock fishing and the wreck of the Adolphe can be seen as part of the ''shipwreck walk''