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Dudley Beach

Glenrock State Conservation Area

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Escape the crowds at Dudley Beach in Glenrock State Conservation Area, near Newcastle. Enjoy a picnic on the sand, paddle along the shore or search for fossils among the rockpools.

Popular with Newcastle locals, this secluded beach is renowned for its isolated and unspoiled atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot if you’re looking to relax by the ocean.

Kick off your shoes and enjoy a tranquil walk along the sand. Explore the southern end of the beach at low tide and discover a fossilised forest in the rock platform. Relax at Dudley Beach after you’ve tackled the Glenrock mountain biking trails or the Bombala walking track.

This beach is unpatrolled and can sometimes have strong currents and rips. If you decide to take a dip, be careful to paddle in calm conditions. Read these beach safety tips.


Parking is available in Dudley Beach carpark, including 1 accessible parking space.

Tours and events at this location


  • Bombala walking track, Glenrock State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Bombala walking track

    Bombala walking track weaves through bush in Glenrock State Conservation Area, giving glimpses of the ocean, before descending to secluded Dudley Beach.

  • A cyclist on Glenrock mountain biking trails. Photo: John Spencer © DPE

    Glenrock mountain biking trails

    Spend the day riding your mountain bike on the trails in Glenrock State Conservation Area near Newcastle. There are rides to suit all levels, and even the kids can ride.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.