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Haycock Point picnic area

Pambula-Haycock area in Beowa National Park

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Haycock Point picnic area is a great place for lunch with family and friends in the Pambula area of Beowa National Park. Enjoy coastal views, winter whale watching, and easy access to scenic walks.

Picnic areas
What to
Hat, sunscreen, snacks, drinking water, cooking water
Please note
Remember to bring your binoculars if you want to birdwatch or spot whales.

Located a short drive from Pambula or Eden on the NSW Sapphire Coast, Haycock Point picnic area is a favourite with families, tourists and locals. Relax at a shaded picnic table while the kids play on the grass, and enjoy the wonderful ocean views as you eat.

When you've finished lunch, there’s lots on offer, from fishing and swimming to birdwatching or bushwalking. For a short walk, the 10min Haycock Point walking track takes you to the spectacular point. If you’re feeling energetic, the 3km Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track starts from the picnic area and is great for all ages.

Beautiful but unpatrolled, Long Beach stretches south from Haycock Point and is a popular spot to surf and fish. You can also drive to the nearby Pinnacles formation, or visit Severs Beach to see Aboriginal middens.

The weather and water are warmest from summer through to Easter, but this is a beautiful spot at any time of year. Visit on a clear, sunny winter day to catch a glimpse of a whale breaching out deep, while sea birds soar over the coastline. You might see echidnas, goannas, or kangaroos and wallabies grazing as you cook your barbecue.

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Tours and events at this location

  • NPWS guide demonstrating some traditional Aboriginal weaving techniques, Beowa National Park. Photo: Jessica Taunton

    Traditional weaving workshop: Beowa

    Get creative on a traditional weaving workshop in Beowa National Park, halfway between Pambula and Eden. Learn Aboriginal weaving techniques and see how these ancient skills carry a strong connection to Aboriginal culture.

Also see

  • View down Long Beach showing rock formations, dunes, cliffs and coastal bushland in Beowa National Park. Photo: John Yurasek © DPIE

    Quondola Point

    Quondola Point is a rocky outcrop overlooking Long Beach, between Pambula and Eden. It’s a great spot to fish for salmon, tailor and bream. Combine it with a visit to the nearby Haycock Point picnic area.


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

Things to do:

Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track

The walk from Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach in Beowa National Park takes in whale watching, scenic coastal views, wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.

Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track, Beowa National Park. Photo: John Yurasek © OEH

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