North Tura Beach
Yuin Country

10 min to 15 min

200 m
return

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Moderate track
This walk is the most direct route from North Tura car park onto North Tura Beach. The walk has a viewing platform nearby which is well worth a visit for great views of the coast. The beach is not patrolled but is still a popular place for people wanting to body surf or swim. A great place for a quiet stroll along the sand. 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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Signposted intersection for lookout and beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down to the beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from North Tura lookout. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
North Tura. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Clouds above North Tura. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
North Tura Toilets. | 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 (-36.8291199,149.9344749)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom 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 14.3 km
  • Turn left onto Widgeram Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn right onto Widgeram Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Keep left onto North Tura Road and drive for another 35 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Beach Access Stairs' sign to the corner of the car park that has no picnic table. From here, the track leads through the heath, winding down the hill onto North Tura Beach.....
Turn map Directions & comments
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Nth Tura Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn sharp left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Start heading along North Tura Road.
After another 8 m veer left.
Toilet (about 30 m back from the start).
Toilet
Toilet

Unisex single pit toilet. Entrance is 90cm wide, toilet seat 38cm high (57cm to back wall). Simple handrail is 82cm high. Floor space is about 110cm by 230cm. A 4cm step into the toilet. Tap (no basin) outside 74cm from ground.
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Unisex single pit toilet. Entrance is 90cm wide, toilet seat 38cm high (57cm to back wall). Simple handrail is 82cm high. Floor space is about 110cm by 230cm. A 4cm step into the toilet. Tap (no basin) outside 74cm from ground.

There is a sign (about 20 m back from the start).
Find the Pinch Point at the start.
Pinch Point
Pinch Point

Timber bollards at end of carpark. Gap of 1.3m (0.5m high) provides access to picnic area, toilet and walking tracks.
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Timber bollards at end of carpark. Gap of 1.3m (0.5m high) provides access to picnic area, toilet and walking tracks.

Find the sign at the start.
After another 50 m find the "North Tura Beach" (90 m on your left).
North Tura Beach
North Tura Beach

North Tura Beach is located north of Merimbula and Tura Heads. The beach is a beautiful expanse of sand of nearly 2.5km, stretching from Tura Heads to Bournda Island in the north. North Tura is an easterly-facing beach which is accessed by Widgeram Rd off the Sapphire Coast Drive.
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North Tura Beach is located north of Merimbula and Tura Heads. The beach is a beautiful expanse of sand of nearly 2.5km, stretching from Tura Heads to Bournda Island in the north. North Tura is an easterly-facing beach which is accessed by Widgeram Rd off the Sapphire Coast Drive.

Continue another 35 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 100 m to get back to the start.

An optional side trip to Nth Tura Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the North Tura Beach at the start.
Find the Picnic Table at the start.
Picnic Table
Picnic Table

Two timber slat picnic table and bench seats. The table is 78cm high, 91cm deep and 2.1m wide. The seats are 42cm high, 29cm deep and 2.1m wide (no backrest). The table is on paved area.
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Two timber slat picnic table and bench seats. The table is 78cm high, 91cm deep and 2.1m wide. The seats are 42cm high, 29cm deep and 2.1m wide (no backrest). The table is on paved area.

The end.
A viewpoint.
"North Tura Lookout".
North Tura Lookout
North Tura Lookout

North Tura Beach Lookout is between Tathra and Merimbula in Bournda National Park. The lookout platform (4.6x4.6m) has stunning views over North Tura Beach, all the way south to Tura Headland and out to sea. The lookout is also a perfect viewing point for Turingal Head and Bournda Island. The fence is 91cm high and the ramp leading up is 1.5m wide.
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North Tura Beach Lookout is between Tathra and Merimbula in Bournda National Park. The lookout platform (4.6x4.6m) has stunning views over North Tura Beach, all the way south to Tura Headland and out to sea. The lookout is also a perfect viewing point for Turingal Head and Bournda Island. The fence is 91cm high and the ramp leading up is 1.5m wide.

Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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North Tura Beach


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 200 m
Time 10 min to 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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 0 m (plus an extra 20 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
0 mNorth Tura Beach
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