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Front Beach

Arakoon National Park

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Front Beach offers family friendly options including swimming, paddling, liloing and picnicking in Arakoon National Park on the mid North Coast of NSW.

What to
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen

Set against a backdrop of the historic gaol ruins, Front Beach is a popular swimming spot, perfect for families wanting a relaxing day outdoors. Situated in Arakoon National Park on the mid North Coast, it’s a perfect destination for a coastal holiday with camping options at Trial Bay Gaol campground.

The calm waters are ideal for the little ones and make for perfect paddling and liloing. While the kids are having fun, you may even be tempted to try your luck at fishing. Gazing across the scenic bay, keep your eyes peeled for sea-eagles and osprey, they’re known to fish the same waters.

When it’s time for something to eat, spark up the barbecue at the picnic area, beside Trial Bay Gaol campground, or if you’re feeling too relaxed, head to Trial Bay Restaurant. After lunch, gather and explore Trial Bay Gaol or try the medium Monument Hill walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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