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Bongil Beach

Bongil Bongil National Park

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Bongil Beach is a remote, walk-in beach, ideal for beach fishing and walking. It also offers scenic coastal views and bird watching in Bongil Bongil National Park, near Coffs Harbour.

What to
Drinking water, sunscreen, hat

Located between Bundagen Headland to the south and Bonville Creek, Sawtell to the north, Bongil Beach is ideal for nature-lovers who love uncrowded nature experiences. It's also a popular spot for beach fishing and birdwatching.

You’ll have to walk-in to reach Bongil Beach, but you'll be rewarded with 7km of golden sand and unspoilt coastline. It's a 1km walk through coastal forest along Palm Crossing trail from the eastern end of School Road. Or, you can follow the 1.5km Bongil Beach trail from the eastern end of Overhead Bridge Road.

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

This beach is unpatrolled and has rips and deep currents.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.