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Beach Road picnic area

Seven Mile Beach National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Beach Road picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Beach Road picnic area is in the central precinct of Seven Mile Beach National Park. To get there:

From Sydney or Wollongong:

  • Turn off the Princes Highway to Gerringong and drive south through Gerroa
  • Turn left into Beach Road, about 4km south of the bridge
  • Follow Beach Road to the end.

From Nowra:

  • Turn off the Princes Highway at Bolong Road, Bomaderry
  • Follow Bolong Road which becomes Gerroa Road
  • Turn right into Beach Road and follow to the end.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Beach Road picnic area in an asphalt carpark, including 2 designated accessible parking spaces.

Bus parking is available but there are no designated bus spots.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Seven Mile Beach National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


Walk among the tall forest trees and enjoy a leisurely picnic surrounded by bush at Gerroa picnic area.


Enjoy the flowering wattles and birds nesting as you wander through the forest and dunes.


Start your day with an early morning swim, followed by breakfast at the beach picnic area, then a stroll along the long stretch of beach.


Feel the cool sea breeze on your face as you take in the tranquillity of the beach in winter, enjoy the scenic views, then head to the protected Beach Road picnic area for a leisurely lunch.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


17°C and 25°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Please take your rubbish.



  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


Drinking water


  • Cold showers

Step-free access

The picnic area is flat and step-free with:

  • A concrete pathway that leads from the carpark and toilet facilities towards the beach.
  • A hard-packed ground path that goes from the end of Beach Road onto the beach itself. Part of this path heads to a lookout and becomes a wooden boardwalk.
  • A short hard-packed ground path from Beach Road to the south side shelters and barbecues.
  • Step-free outdoor pathways

Seats and resting points

You'll find bench seats at:

  • The south side of the picnic area
  • The lookout platform
  • As you head towards the beach

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


Disability access level - easy

This area is fully wheelchair-accessible, with the following accessible facilities:

  • Step-free access from the carpark to the toilets, the lookout and the beach along concrete, wood boardwalk and hard-packed ground pathways. 
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible picnic tables with step-free access
  • Bench seats for resting in the southern part of the picnic area, at the lookout and near the beach.

Some assistance may be required to access the picnic tables due to the soft ground surface.


Gathering firewood

Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.


Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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