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Broadwater Beach picnic area

Broadwater National Park

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Broadwater Beach picnic area is in the northern precinct of Broadwater National Park. To get there:

  • From Broadwater, travel approximately 2km south along the Pacific Highway
  • Turn left into Broadwater-Evans Head Road
  • Continue east onto Broadwater Beach Road for approximately 2km
  • Turn left onto Finns Trail and follow to the picnic area.

Please note - only registered vehicles are permitted on public access roads.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Broadwater Beach picnic area – access is via a walking track. Bus parking is available.

Best times to visit

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


Enjoy a beach walk in the milder weather, birdwatching as you go.


Wildflowers at this time of year will just about knock your walking socks off with their vivid and varied colours This is the peak season for seeing migrating whales swimming closer to shore with their new calves .


When the weather's hot, the best thing to do is go swimming or have a surf.


This is the peak season for northern migration of whales.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


19.1°C and 27°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


10.4°C and 19.2°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.


  • Non-flush toilets

Picnic tables


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.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

  • For your safety, please do not approach the bee sites within the park.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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).



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



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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