Back to previous page

Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track

Pambula-Haycock area in Beowa National Park

Open, check current alerts 

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


3km one-way


1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills: The walk has gentle slopes with with a steeper incline at both ends of the track.

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The walk is 1.2m-wide and a mixture of hard-packed ground and grass.


Occasional steps: There are many steps along this walk, mostly at the beginning and end of the track:

  • At the Barmouth Beach end, there are around 155 steps up to and just past the first bridge.
  • At the Haycock Point picnic area end, there are roughly 50 steps.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    Haycock Point is in the Haycock Point precinct of Beowa National Park (north). To get there:

    • Drive south from Pambula, 9km down Princes Highway.
    • Turn left at Haycock Road – Beowa National Park.
    • Drive 6km to either Barmouth Beach or Haycock Point picnic area


    Parking is available in roadbase carparks at Barmouth Beach and Haycock Point.

    Best times to visit

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


    Camp at Bittangabee Beach campground and see lyrebirds performing their characteristic dance and tail display.


    Visit Green Cape Lighthouse or Boyds Tower to spot whales migrating south to their Antarctic feeding grounds - you might even see females with young calves.


    Plan a camping trip to Saltwater Creek - to enjoy the lagoons and beautiful surf beach.


    Take the Light to Light walk when it's nice and cool and the banksias are in bloom.


    • There are accessible non-flush toilets at Haycock Point picnic area, at one end of this walk.
    • Drinking water is not available in this area.

    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.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).


    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    • Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track is a 1.2m-wide hard-packed ground and grass walk. 
    • There are many steps along this walk, mostly at the beginning and end of the track.
    • The start and end of the walk has a moderately steep incline. The rest of the walk has gentle hills.
    • There are accessible toilets at Haycock Point picnic area, where you can either start or end the walk.



    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.

    Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach walking track

    Operated by

    Park info