Little Beach Trail
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

25 min to 1 h

1.3 km
return

↑ 45 m
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Moderate track
This walk from Graham Drive Car Park to Little Beach follows the service trail straight through the tall forest, down the hill to the isolated beach. The beach is popular with surfers, and the campsite provides a nice place for a rest. A great spot to get your toes wet during a BBQ lunch (great BBQ facilities provided by NPWS). Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & Guringai 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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Graham Drive Carpark. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Eastern Gate Graham Drive. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Graham Drive Track to Little Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Little Beach Camping Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Little Beach Toilets. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Little Beach BBQ Facilities. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Surfers overlooking Little Beach swell. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Little Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Little Beach's rocky shore. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
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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 (-33.5098802,151.4123034)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Avoca Drive
  • Turn on to Empire Bay Drive then drive for 360 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto The Scenic Road and drive for another 250 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto The Scenic Road and drive for another 5.6 km
  • Keep left onto Grahame Drive and drive for another 420 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park, this walk follows the 'Little Beach' sign along the management trail, passing around a gate. The walk heads down the hill, crosses a creek, and climbs up the hill out of the gully. The walk then winds down to a signposted intersection, with a bush track to the right.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 60 m pass the "Little Beach Car Park" (15 m on your right).
After another 85 m head through/around the gate.
After another 160 m continue straight.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 15 m pass the "Bouddi Coastal Walk" (20 m on your right).
After another 265 m come to a toilet.
A sign.
Then pass the shelter (on your right).
Then pass the BBQ (on your right).
Then pass the picnic table (10 m on your right).
Then find the "Little Beach Campsite" (8 m on your left).
Little Beach Campsite
Little Beach Campsite

Little Beach campsite is a small grassed area, wedged between the hills and set back from the beach. The campsite has six designated sites, a composting toilet, rubbish bins, Gas BBQ's and a shelter. There is no drinking water onsite and the beach is only 20m away.
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Little Beach campsite is a small grassed area, wedged between the hills and set back from the beach. The campsite has six designated sites, a composting toilet, rubbish bins, Gas BBQ's and a shelter. There is no drinking water onsite and the beach is only 20m away.

Continue another 30 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 640 m to get back to the start.
About 60 m past the end is "Little Beach".
Little Beach
Little Beach

Little Beach, Bouddi National Park, is a small 100m-long stretch of sand and rocks, facing out to the Tasman Sea and South Pacific Ocean. The beach is backed by a gully and sided by steep rocky headlands. The beach has a south easterly aspect and has its own campsite.
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Little Beach, Bouddi National Park, is a small 100m-long stretch of sand and rocks, facing out to the Tasman Sea and South Pacific Ocean. The beach is backed by a gully and sided by steep rocky headlands. The beach has a south easterly aspect and has its own campsite.

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Terrain
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Little Beach Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.3 km
Time 25 min to 1 h
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
Campsite: There is one 610 m from the start.

Shelter: There is one 620 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 670 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Campsite
610 mLittle Beach Campsite
Shelter
620 m[shelter]
Toilet
670 m[toilet]
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