Beaches

Our beaches are world class, with some of the softest and whitest sands in the world.

  • Green Patch Beach and nearby

    Come to Green Patch, one of Booderee's most popular beaches. Or try something different - take a short walk to some nearby beaches to see the Scottish Rocks and the Hole in the Wall.

    • Green Patch

      Always a family favourite, Green Patch is a very safe beach with excellent facilities. A great place to spend the day, take a picnic or use one of our gas barbecues to cook up your lunch. There are some short walks which are perfect for younger visitors and the water is great for those learning to snorkel. Around the rock platforms you're likely to spot octopus, squid and lots of fish.

      See if you can spot some of our regular visitors - wallabies, lorikeets, parrots, even echidnas!

    • Bristol Point

      Bristol Point is a small, secluded beach, about a 10 minute walk from Green Patch Beach. Access to the beach is best attempted when the tide is low, take a scenic ramble along the rocky shore and through nearby forest.

    • Iluka

      Iluka is another popular beach right next door to Green Patch. It has its own picnic area and facilities.

    • Scottish Rocks

      Scottish Rocks offers excellent snorkelling. Just off its rock platforms you'll discover the incredible marine life of Booderee from colourful fish to sea dragons and sea stars, turtles and stingrays.

    • Hole in the Wall

      Named for its impressive natural feature, the beach itself is crescent shaped and well-protected from southerly winds. The beach is about 400 metres from the car park. There's also great snorkelling around this area.

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  • Murrays Beach

    A beautiful beach that looks out to Bowen Island, where our local little penguin colony lives and breeds. This tranquil beach is a fantastic spot to come and watch the sunrise slowly illuminate Bowen Island.

    • Murrays Beach is an ideal location to cool off and relax after completing the Munyunga waraga dhugan loop walk. Directly behind Murrays Beach there is a trail that leads to the Governor Head lookout. There you'll find information about Bowen Island and its thriving penguin population.

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  • Steamers Head beaches

    These are magnificent, isolated beaches flanked by high cliffs and backed by steep sand dunes that are an unusual colour for Booderee. It's thought a tsunami (a giant tidal wave) dumped the sand there during Australia's early history

    • Steamers Beach

      It's a tough climb up 250 steps to get to Steamer's Beach - but you'll be rewarded with some stunning views of the coastal scenery. Don't try swimming here though - it's one of Australia's most dangerous beaches for swimming, with treacherous tows and large sharks!

    • Kittys Beach

      Kittys Beach is around one kilometre north north of St Georges Head and is a 50 metre long west-facing pocket of sand, sheltered by its orientation and Kitty Point. Only low waves reach the five-metre wide beach, which is backed by densely vegetated slopes, making it safe for swimming.

    • Whiting Beach

      Whiting Beach is another hidden surprise at Booderee. Only accessible by boat or foot, it's a place to really escape the crowds. The low 50 metre long south-facing sand beach is backed by a waterfall and dense forest.

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  • Cave Beach and nearby

    Dunes slope down to a beach that is excellent for surfing, with turquoise waters and dolphins regularly spotted in the bay.

    • Cave Beach

      Cave Beach camping area is set amongst coastal tea-tree and is ideal for lightweight camping. Cold showers, fresh water, toilets and wood barbecues are available. The camping area is 300 metres from the car park and all equipment must be carried in.

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  • Bherwerre Beach

    Bherwherre is another good surfing spot - and great for a swim too. It's also a good place to spot some of our rarer seabirds. From Bherwerre headland walk to Sussex Inlet where you'll find a wide variety of seabirds. Stay back and watch the birds from a distance - some of them are quite rare.

    • Bherwerre Beach is a long, south-facing ocean beach approached from Cave Beach car park.

      Take the main trail from the car park to the camping area. On the western side of the camp area there is a trail that leads around Ryans Swamp to Bherwerre Beach. Ryans Swamp attracts many waterbirds such as swamp hens, egrets and ducks and is also home to numerous frogs and snakes and turtles

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