The Best Beach And Coastal Walks In NSW

There’s no better respite than being huddled between the ocean and the lush landscape. Little hikes that are always close to the sea, postcard-worthy scenery, and a flavourful breeze — beach walks are some of the best ways to capture the beauty of the NSW coast. 

Across a 2,137-km coastline, here are the best beach and coastal walks to experience in NSW!



Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, Sydney

via Destination NSW –

Length: 6 km.
Time: 2.5 hrs.

After a round of surfing at the famed Bondi Beach, cap the day off with a sunset walk from Bondi to Coogee down south. The path goes around other beach spots such as Tamarama, Bronte, and Clovelly where a game of bowls is a must. By the end of the trail, you’ll be ready for dinner at Coogee Pavilion!



Spit Bridge to Manly Walk, Sydney

via Destination NSW –

Length: 10 km.
Time: 4 hrs.

Part of the Northern Beaches and teeming with hidden gems, this beach walk takes you through sandy beaches, some rocky coastlines, and breathtaking lookouts. Be sure to stop and take the time to savour the views from Dobroyd Head.



Hermitage Foreshore Track, Sydney

via NSW National Parks

Length: 1.8 km.
Time: 1 hr.

Another popular and beginner-friendly coastal walk in Sydney, perfect for sightseeing around Sydney’s top harbour attractions, is the Hermitage Foreshore Walk. There are also quaint beaches perfect for a peaceful dip, such as Queens Beach and Hermit Bay, and then you can end it at the more popular Shark Beach.



Jibbon Beach Loop Track, Bundeena

via Maurice van Creij, CC BY 3.0 on Wikimedia Commons

Length: 5 km. (loop)
Time: 2 hrs.

Part of the Royal National Park, Jibbon Beach is a lesser-known beach walk that goes from Bundeena Wharf and round Jibbon Head, Port Hacking Point, and Shelley Beach. It crosses stunning cliffs and rock formations, including aboriginal engravings.



Cape Baily Track, Kurnell

via NSW National Parks

Length: 6 km. (return)
Time: 2-3 hrs.

For a path less travelled and away from the crowds, head to Cape Solander Lookout where this coastal walk begins. It traces the rugged shoreline of Kamay Botany Bay National Park and ends down south at the picturesque Cape Baily Lighthouse.



Hare Point Walking Track, Jervis Bay

via NSW National Parks

Length: 6 km.
Time: 2-3 hrs.

Other than Jervis Bay’s prided fine white sands, there’s much to see in this coastal walk from Hare Point to Carama Inlet. Throughout your stroll, your scenery will be composed of lush greenery, mangroves, and birds. 



Bouddi Coastal Walk, Central Coast

via NSW National Parks

Length: 8.5 km.
Time: 3.5-4.5 hrs.

This coastal walk in Bouddi National Park connects Putty Beach and MacMasters Beach. It offers a four-hour breather across the Central Coast’s amazing cliffed coastline, peaceful beaches, panoramic lookouts, and the ocean always by your side.



Tomaree Head Summit Walk, Shoal Bay

via NSW National Parks

Length: 2.2 km. (return)
Time:  2 hrs.

This may seem like a short coastal walk, but make no mistake — it offers some good leg action with its steep tracks. Reaching the summit rewards you with spectacular views of Port Stephens, which includes Cabbage Tree and Boondelbah Islands and perhaps some dolphins.



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