Back to previous page

Sand track walk (south)

Seven Mile Beach National Park

Open, check current alerts 

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Sand track walk (south).

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    2km one-way

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Sand track walk (south) starts at Beach Road picnic area in the central precinct of Seven Mile Beach National Park. To get there:

From Sydney or Wollongong:

  • Turn off the Princes Highway to Gerringong and drive south through Gerroa
  • Turn left into Beach Road, about 4km south of the bridge
  • Follow Beach Road to the end.

From Nowra:

  • Turn off the Princes Highway at Bolong Road, Bomaderry
  • Follow Bolong Road which becomes Gerroa Road
  • Turn right into Beach Road and follow to the end.

The track begins at the southern end of the picnic area, where you’ll see a small sign at the edge of the bush.

Parking

Parking is available at Beach Road picnic area, including a designated disabled spot. Bus parking is available but no designated bus spots.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

Walk among the tall forest trees and enjoy a leisurely picnic surrounded by bush at Gerroa picnic area.

Spring

Enjoy the flowering wattles and birds nesting as you wander through the forest and dunes.

Summer

Start your day with an early morning swim, followed by breakfast at the beach picnic area, then a stroll along the long stretch of beach.

Winter

Feel the cool sea breeze on your face as you take in the tranquillity of the beach in winter, enjoy the scenic views, then head to the protected Beach Road picnic area for a leisurely lunch.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

17°C and 25°C

Highest recorded

42.4°C

Winter temperature

Average

8°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded

2.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

March

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

728.7mm

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).

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 dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Sand track walk (south)

Operated by

Park info