Pinnacles Car Park to Long Beach
Yuin Country

20 min to 40 min

630 m
return

↑ 42 m
↓ -42 m

Hard track
This short walk takes you straight down to Long Beach, which is a popular fishing spot. The beach itself is a large expanse of sand with strong surf conditions. The walk provides direct access to this great beach and heads through a pass, down through a steep gully with red and white rock walls. 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. 
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Toilet at the Pinnacles car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost at Pinnacles car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to Long Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Signpost at Long Beach intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track dow to Long Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Beginning fo stairs to Long Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Inlet behind Long Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Steep stairs down to Long Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Fishermen on Long Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Long Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Long Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Rock coloured like the Pinnacles behind Long Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.9879726,149.9232479)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Haycock Road then drive for 1.1 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 480 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 60 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the corner of the car park below the toilet, this walk follows the 'Long Beach' sign. The track winds down the hill for a short time to a signposted intersection.
From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Long Beach' sign down the hill. The track winds for a short time before turning right and steeply winding down steps onto the beach.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Pinnacles Loop Walking Track.
There is a toilet (about 30 m back from the start).
After 35 m pass the car park (10 m on your right).
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 70 m head down the earthen steps (about 70 m long)
After another 30 m continue straight.
Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 315 m to get back to the start.
About 40 m past the end is "Long Beach".
Long Beach
Long Beach

Long Beach (aka Haycock Beach), in Ben Boyd National Park, has well-earned its name, as the crescent shaped, yellow sand beach is about 7.25km long. The beach stretches from Haycock Point in the north, and is roughly divided into three section by two small rocky points. There are plenty of places to access the beach by a short walk from the road. Some entrances to the beach are quiet spectacular, passing through pinnacle-like gorges. The surf is not patrolled, but the beach is a popular fishing spot for locals.
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Long Beach (aka Haycock Beach), in Ben Boyd National Park, has well-earned its name, as the crescent shaped, yellow sand beach is about 7.25km long. The beach stretches from Haycock Point in the north, and is roughly divided into three section by two small rocky points. There are plenty of places to access the beach by a short walk from the road. Some entrances to the beach are quiet spectacular, passing through pinnacle-like gorges. The surf is not patrolled, but the beach is a popular fishing spot for locals.

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Terrain
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Pinnacles Car Park to Long Beach


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 630 m
Time 20 min to 40 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -14 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-14 m[toilet]
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