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Bongil Beach

Bongil Bongil National Park

Overview

Bongil Beach, in Bongil Bongil National Park near Coffs Harbour, is a remote beach ideal for walking and fishing offering scenic coastal views and birdwatching.

Where
Bongil Bongil National Park
Price
Free
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • Bongil Beach is unpatrolled and generally not safe for swimming. Rips and deep currents are present and entering the water is only recommended for experienced surfers.
  • The weather in the area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • This attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
  • Beach driving is possible with a permit as far as the southern side of Bundagen Head on North Beach. From that point, it’s walking only.

If you love walking along wild and untamed beaches, then Bongil Beach in Bongil Bongil National Park is the place to be. Nestled between Bongil picnic area in the north and Bundagen Headland to the south, it's ideal for nature-lovers who want a remote nature experience and enjoy some birdwatching.

South of Coffs Harbour near Sawtell, you’ll have to walk in to Bongil Beach. You might see seasoned surfers, and it's a popular spot with the locals for beach fishing. But with 7km of golden sand and unspoilt coastline to go around, you won't feel crowded in.

Keep your eye on the waves, as you might see dolphins and, on shore along the dunes, the bright pink flowers of the succulent pigface are sure to catch your attention. Look out for shorebirds such as little terns, red-capped plover and pied oystercatchers scurrying across the sand.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Bongil Beach, Bongil Bongil National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster