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Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach Walking Track

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Published May 27th 2016
A promise of views of pristine coastline and bushland
The perfect way to awaken your senses is to be in the great outdoors, with surroundings of nature and nothing manmade in sight. Well the Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach Walk is the ultimate escape from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

Views of Barmouth Beach can be seen from the walk...


Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach Walk is situated in the coastal and picturesque Ben Boyd National Park on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales near the charming and marina town of Eden.

You will no doubt be welcomed with an abundance of coastal views that will steal your breath away along with plenty of wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.

Steps leading down to Barmouth Beach...


The walk is around 3km one way (1 to 2 hours) and is rated grade 3 with gentle hills, occasional steps and some obstacles but overall the track is a formed track and well posted making it a perfect walk for most fitness levels.

This pleasant and moderate walk takes you around Haycock Point, passing headland on the southern shore of the Pambula River estuary and leading to Barmouth Beach where you will be welcomed with pristine coastline.

Look at what we spotted...


During migration season do keep an eye out for whales as these majestic creatures can be easily spotted out in the clear waters.

Along the walk you will also witness the remoteness beauty of Ben Boyd National Park, with the different ranges of landscapes, windswept heath to woodlands as well as the rugged rock formations and dramatic cliff lines with coastal views.

A picnic area at Haycock Point...


There is no doubt that the Haycock Point to Barmouth Beach Walk is the perfect walk with unspoilt bushland, magnificent views of the coastal line as well as the fresh crisp air that awakens the senses and makes it a very pleasant and enjoyable walk.

Glimpse of Haycock Point Beach...


There is a picnic area at Haycock Point and Barmouth Beach, where you can pull out the hampers and indulge with picturesque views.

Haycock Point is located at the northern end of the National Park and can be accessed from Pambula down the Princes Hwy, take the left turn at Haycock Rd and either enter at Barmouth Beach or Haycock Point Picnic Area.

Some plants we spotted on the walk...

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Why? The perfect outdoor walk...
When: All year round
Where: Ben Boyd National Park (southern end), Haycock Rd, off Eden.
Cost: Free (Ben Boyd National Park day fee of $8 per car)
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