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Enjoy a relaxing day away on this remote beach in Murramarang National Park, on the South Coast. Dark Beach walking track leads through spotted gum forest to a unique cove where adventurous holiday-makers will enjoy swimming, fishing and exploring the unique rock shelves.
Along Dark Beach walking track you'll see unique rock formations and a band of volcanic rock, with white sand on one side and black sand on the other. Look for fossils in the rocks, enjoy a quiet beach picnic or cool off with a dip in the crystal clear waters.
If you prefer a more active holiday bring your gear for fishing, surfing and snorkelling, or continue along Murramarang coastal walk. You might see dolphins frolicking amongst the waves or whales during their annual migration.
About the region
Spanning 44km of dramatic coastline, Murramarang National Park is the ultimate spot to soak up some sun and explore the cliffs, headlands and pristine beaches of the NSW south coast. Be sure to pack your swimmers to hit the surf, binoculars for spotting peregrine falcons and sea eagles soaring high above the cliffs, and your fishing rod to catch dinner.
This is one of the rare spots in Australia where the spotted gums grow right down to the ocean, offering plenty of shade in the warmer months and a stunning backdrop for a nature escape all year round. When you're ready to take a break from the stunning beaches you can opt to canoe or walk around Durras lake instead. The Durras lake discovery trail is perfect for kids.
To Darks Beach Road. Dark Beach walking track is in the southern precinct of Murramarang National Park within the Eurobodalla Shire. To get there:Approximately 15km north of Batemans Bay, turn off to South Durras.Follow the unsealed Old Coast Road south in the parkTurn off to Dark beach/Myrtle Beach carpark. Approximately 1km south of Murramarang Resort. Park entry points Darks Beach Road See on map Parking Parking is available at Dark beach/Myrtle Beach carpark.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.