Barmouth Beach
Yuin Country

10 min to 15 min

345 m
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Hard track
Barmouth Beach is a historically significant beach that is nestled on the southern mouth of the Pambula River, opposite Pambula Beach. The beach is a great place for a relaxing swim. From the beach you can see across to Pambula Beach and as far as Merimbula. There is plenty of parking above the beach and the track down to it is well signposted. 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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Barmouth Beach car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Track down from Barmouth car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Information sign above Barmouth Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Barmouth Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Barmouth Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Barmouth Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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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
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Start (-36.9482336,149.9235548)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Haycock Road then drive for 6 km
  • Turn left onto Barmouth Beach Track and drive for another 650 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the car park, this walk heads down the hill, following the path made by the cut logs. The track soon comes to a signposted intersection.
From the intersection, this walk follows the sign 'Barmouth Beach 150m' down the hill. The walk leads down steps which are in sight of the beach, passing an information sign and coming to the southern end of Barmouth Beach.....
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Start.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 45 m head down the 100 steps (about 65 m long)
After another 35 m come to "Barmouth Beach".
Barmouth Beach
Barmouth Beach

Barmouth Beach is in Ben Boyd National Park, at the mouth of Pambula River. The beach is opposite the township of Pambula Beach and can be access from inside the national park via a small track, not too far from Haycock Point. The beach is a small north-facing, yellow sand beach with no facilities (no Surf Life Saving patrols). The beach has some bright red rock platforms at either end that are worth exploring. Exploration is a part of Barmouth Beach's history, with George Bass escaping the winds, landing on the beach in 1797. He explored the area and named Barmouth River, today Pambula River.
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Barmouth Beach is in Ben Boyd National Park, at the mouth of Pambula River. The beach is opposite the township of Pambula Beach and can be access from inside the national park via a small track, not too far from Haycock Point. The beach is a small north-facing, yellow sand beach with no facilities (no Surf Life Saving patrols). The beach has some bright red rock platforms at either end that are worth exploring. Exploration is a part of Barmouth Beach's history, with George Bass escaping the winds, landing on the beach in 1797. He explored the area and named Barmouth River, today Pambula River.

Turn around here and retrace the main route for 170 m to get back to the start.
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Barmouth Beach


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 345 m
Time 10 min to 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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)
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