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Werrong Beach track is a 4km, grade 5 Return hike located in the Royal National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Only an hour south of Sydney, take a walk along Werrong Beach track in Royal National Park. Taking you to Werrong Beach, a designated nude beach, it’s perfect for those who like their nature a la naturelle’. Although the beach is beautiful, it’s unsuitable for swimming due to the prominence of rips and rocks.
The idyllic coastal walking track which takes you Werrong Beach is in the southern most area of the park. At Otford lookout, take in spectacular coastal views up and down the coast. From here, it’s a short steep climb passing a dramatic sandstone cliff before dropping into lush coastal rainforest of cabbage tree palms and ferns.
Upon arriving at the beach, fling off your shoes, walk the sandy shores, and take in the ocean vista. You might be the only ones there, except for the silver gulls and occasional sea eagle. Make sure you pack a hearty picnic lunch, because you’ll need the energy to get back up the steep track.
About the Region
Royal National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
Royal National Park is open 7am to 8.30pm but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
8.30am-4.30pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
To Lady Wakehurst Drive, Otford. Werrong Beach track starts at Otford lookout in the southern precinct of Royal National Park. To get there, follow Lady Wakehurst Drive to Otford lookout on the right. Park entry points Lady Wakehurst Drive, Otford See on map Parking Parking is available at Otford lookout.
Strong rips and currents are present at Werrong Beach, so swimming is not permitted here. For more information, visit the Beach Safe website.
Werrong Beach is a designated nude beach – please consider this before deciding to visit this beach.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go whale watching.
You can find toilets and picnic facilities at Bald Hill near Stanwell Tops and Otford lookout.
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.