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Pot Holes Beach

Meroo National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Pot Holes Beach.

Getting there and parking

Pot Holes Beach is in the Lagoon Head precinct in the northern part of Meroo National Park. To get there:

  • Travel south on Princes Highway from Ulladulla
  • Approximately 2km south of Burrill Lake township, turn east into Pot Holes Road
  • Continue to the carpark at the end

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Pot Holes Beach can become boggy when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at the end of Pot Holes Road. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Enjoy the serenity on the water while paddling a canoe or kayak in one of the park's coastal lakes.

Spring

Escape your busy city life and spend a night at one of the beachside camping areas.

Summer

Head to Termeil Beach or Pot Holes Beach for a day of swimming, surfing and beach fishing.

Winter

Rug up and take in spectacular coastal views from Nuggan Point walking track.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

9°C and 27°C

Highest recorded

39.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

0°C and 13°C

Lowest recorded

-9°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

489.6mm

Facilities

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

Carpark

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.

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).

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Pot Holes Beach

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Park info

  • in Meroo National Park in the South Coast region
  • Meroo National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Pot Holes Beach, Meroo National Park. Photo: Michael Jarman