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Bittangabee Bay

Ben Boyd National Park

Overview

Bittangabee Bay, in Ben Boyd National Park, is a rocky enclosed bay with a small beach, offering secluded fishing, swimming, kayaking, birdwatching and whale watching.

Where
Ben Boyd National Park
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching or whale watching
  • Strong rips and currents may be present at beaches – take care in the water and please supervise children at all times.
  • Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters. Please note that netting and spear fishing are not permitted in the park, and you’re not allowed to collect crustaceans and marine animals from the rocks.
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

A rocky enclosed bay with a small, scenic beach, Bittangabee Bay is an appealing spot to kick back and soak up spectacular coastline views. Remote without being inaccessible, it offers secluded swimming and fishing in a pristine natural environment. Bring a picnic lunch and a pair of binoculars for a spot of birdwatching and whale watching during the migration season.

Bittangabee Bay is easily accessible from Bittangabee campground, and walkers will want to try Bittangabee Bay to Green Cape walk, part of the iconic Light to Light walk. There are even nearby ruins for history buffs, and an abundance of local wildlife for the naturalists. Long-nosed bandicoots, wombats, brush-tailed possums, and lace monitors all live in the area.

For a real adventure, visit Bittangabee Bay as part of Light to Light walk, or carry in a sea kayak and paddle the clear waters.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Ben Boyd National Park in the South Coast region
  • Ben Boyd National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $7 per vehicle per day applies in the southern section of the park. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Merimbula
      (02) 6495 5000
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday and some weekends during peak holiday periods.
    • Corner Sapphire Coast and Merimbula Drives, Merimbula NSW
    • Email: FSCR@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6495 5055
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Bittangabee Bay, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer