Cave Beach is listed by Australian Geographic as one of the best secluded camping areas in Australia. It is a great surfing spot and is just a few minutes along the main trail from the Cave Beach car park.
Bherwerre Beach is a long, south-facing ocean beach that is also approached from the Cave Beach car park.
Ranger Martin talks about Cave Beach and surfing in one of our podcasts (download the podcast (MP3 – 3.27 MB)).
Cave Beach camping area to Bherwerre Beach
Take the main trail from the car park to the camping area. On the western side of the camp area is a trail that leads around Ryans Swamp to Bherwerre Beach.
Ryans Swamp attracts many waterbirds such as swamp hens, egrets and ducks. It is also home to numerous frogs, snakes and turtles.
600 m one way, 10 minutes
Cave Beach car park to Bherwerre Beach via fire trail
To complete a circuit, walk to Bherwerre Beach via Ryans Swamp, then take the fire trail back to Cave Beach Road from Bherwerre Beach.
The fire trail leads you across sand dunes that were revegetated with bitou bush in the late 1960s. Since then, this plant has become a major weed and is a threat to all of the NSW coast. In the deeper soils tall blackbutt forest replaces the dune vegetation.
1.9 km return, 45 minutes