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Published February 8th 2016
There is something for everyone at Bittangabee Bay
In a rugged and remote stretch of coastline south of Eden on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales in the Ben Boyd National Park, located approximately six hours drive from Sydney, the tiny picturesque Bittangabee Bay can be found.

This beautiful Bay is nestled between Twofold Bay and Mallacoota Inlet and often you can spot yachts passing by or being anchored for the night on most evenings, making Bittangabee Bay even more special.

The Bay is a rocky enclosed bay with a small secluded beach that offers spectacular swimming, fishing, kayaking, birdwatching and of course in migrating season whale watching (end of May to early December).

The scenic beach here is an appealing spot where you are able to sit back and relax as you soak up natures wonders with its beautiful coastline views, but do take care at the beach and bay as it is located in a remote area and there are no lifeguards.

This pristine natural wonder is the perfect stop for a picnic, to stretch the legs or just simply relax in pure wilderness.

Nearby, there are ruins for the history buffs to admire, and an abundance of wildlife that can be spotted out including long-nosed bandicoots, wombats, bush-tailed possums, and lace monitors that all live in the area.

A close up view of the spectacular hues on the rock formations...

If you really want to experience it all, grab the kayak and hit the Bay with its pristine and clear waters or put on the flippers and goggles and enjoy snorkelling with the marine life! You can even dip your toes and explore the creek which is located opposite to the beach.

The beach is normally calm and sheltered, however at times there will be tidal flows from the creek. Fishing can be enjoyed here including rock fishing that ranges from sheltered to exposed. Boat launching can be found at nearby campsites.

Bittanagbee Bay is known for the rich history with the Indigenous people of the region, and as a significant early European Settlement. The area is an important camp place as well as an ancient teaching ground, possibly a men's area, making this Bay and surroundings a very important place and it is even more wonderful knowing that it is filled with history.

A view of the small enclosed Creek at Bittangabee Bay...

It is indisputably a must see natural attraction when visiting or passing by the area or even stopping by on a road trip!

There are campgrounds nearby including the Bittangabee Campsite and accommodation can be found at Eden and surrounds.

To get to Bittangabee Bay you need to drive on an unsealed road from the Princes Highway. On getting here information see website.

Why not enjoy a picnic at the Bay?
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Why? Explore the wonders of the great outdoors...
When: All year round
Where: Ben Boyd National Park (southern end), Bittangabee Access Rd, off Eden.
Cost: Free - however there is a $8 per vehicle fee into the National Park
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