Corlette is located on the southern shores of Port Stephens with approximately 75% of the suburb's 4.3km (2.7mi) of coastline being occupied by three beaches. Its western border forms the shoreline of Salamander Bay, after which the adjoining suburb of Salamander Bay is named. On its northern shoreline are two beaches. The largest of these, Bagnalls Beach, gives its name to a large housing estate within the suburb.
↑ Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9332 PORT STEPHENS.