This walk is the most direct route onto Bournda Beach. The walk heads from the car park through the shaded heath to climb over the dunes and onto the beach. This places you on the beach just north of Bournda Lagoon and Island. Let us begin by acknowledging the Yuin people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
From Princes Highway, A1
Turn on to Princes Highway, A1 then drive for 4 km
Turn left onto Kerrisons Lane and drive for another 2.1 km
Turn right onto Tathra Road and drive for another 8.8 km
Turn sharp right onto Sapphire Coast Drive, 9 and drive for another 6.2 km
Turn left onto Bournda Road and drive for another 2.9 km
Turn right onto Bournda Lagon Road and drive for another 2.7 km
Turn sharp left and drive for another 90 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park, this walk heads between the trees at the point where three short vertical logs mark the track. The track heads down through the bush to the base of a set of stairs. From the intersection, the walk heads up the stairs and over the dune, then down the timber beach steps on the other side. Across the dunes, the walk comes to Bournda Beach.....
Directions & comments
After another 175 m turn right.
Continue another 115 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 285 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Bournda Beach off Bournda Lagoon Road
10 min to 20 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)