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Bongil Beach

Bongil Bongil National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bongil Beach.

Getting there and parking

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    Bongil Beach is in the northern section of Bongil Bongil National Park. There are four options for getting there:

    • Cross the waist-deep water of Bonville Creek estuary from Sawtell
    • From Palm crossing trail, which is in the central section of Bongil Bongil National Park, walk 1km from the locked gate to reach the beach.
    • From Overhead Bridge Road, in the central section of Bongil Bongil National Park, walk 1.5km from the locked gate to the beach.
    • From Bundagen Head, in the southern section of the park, via Mylestom. Beach vehicle access to Bundagen Head is possible with a permit. From there, walk north to the beach.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available at numerous locations within southern Sawtell.

    Best times to visit

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


    With cooler weather, it's a great time to explore the mountain bike tracks in the park.


    A great time to explore Bonville Creek by canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board.


    Look for birds feeding on fruit-bearing trees in the rainforest.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    20°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    9°C and 21°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    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.

    Bongil Beach is generally not safe for swimming. Rips and deep currents are present and entering the water is only recommended for experienced surfers.

    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 + 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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    Bongil Beach, Bongil Bongil National Park. Photo: Barbara Webster