A teenage girl has been left traumatised after she was approached by a naked man near Port Stephens yesterday.
About 2.30pm, two 15-year-old girls were at Boat Harbour beach, 15km south of Port Stephens, when one of the teens went for a swim.
A short time later she got out of the water onto the rocks, when a naked man approached her.
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The man sat down beside the teen, before the other girl approached them and the man walked away.
As the girls left the area they saw the man committing a lewd act.
The pair walked home and informed one of their fathers, who contacted police.
Police patrolled the area but could not locate the man.
He has been described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 50 and 60, with grey hair, solid build and wearing a black baseball cap.
Investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone who may have information that will assist with their inquiries, to come forward.