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Haycock Point picnic area

Pambula-Haycock area in Ben Boyd National Park

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Overview

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

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Pambula-Haycock area in Ben Boyd National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
What to
bring
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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • View down Long Beach showing rock formations, dunes, cliffs and coastal bushland. 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.

 

Get Wild About Whales in Eden

NSW national parks around Eden have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH

Things to do:

Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track

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

Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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