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1080 Beach

“We drove through a beautiful stand of spotted gums which then revealed a headland sitting above a glorious golden beach.”

If you’re looking for a spot to surf the turquoise waters of the far south coast, head to 1080 Beach near Mystery Bay. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and a popular among locals for surfing, swimming and fishing. If it’s too cold for a dip or you’d like to keep your toes dry, take a walk along the sandy beach.

When you’re finished being active, set up a picnic at one of the tables on the headland above the beach to enjoy a picnic with a view. From this point, you’ll be able to see the stretch of beach and inland to the mountains.

Be sure to keep your eyes out as you’re travelling through the forest on your way to or from the 1080 Beach – you may see wallabies and kangaroos and it’s a good spot for some birdwatching if you have time.


Getting there

Getting there:

Take Mystery Bay Road from the Princes Highway and turn right into Lamont Young Drive. Look for the sign to 1080 Beach, it’s roughly opposite Casey Circuit.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at 1080 Beach

Important info


  • Carpark
  • Picnic tables
  • Non-flush toilets

You should know:

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Wheelchair access:


Assistance may be required to access this area

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People walking along the sand at 1080 beach. Photo: Dina Bullivant