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Lee Point Beach

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Published September 4th 2017
Strolling, Bird Watching and Fishing
Lee Point Beach is about 14 kilometres north from Darwin CBD. Lee Point Beach can be reached by driving out from Darwin along Lee Point Road.

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Lee Point beach Darwin


Lee Point Beach is a well-developed picnic and recreation area with car parks, seating areas, a BBQ area, boat ramp and toilet blocks. Lee Point Beach is a popular spot to walk with or without the dog. If you bring your dog with you, please remember to put its lead on. Lee Point Beach is home to shore birds and bush birds like the Striated Pardalote, Grey-crowned Babbler and Red-winged Parrot.

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Plenty of carparking


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Picnic table and seating area


Lee Point Beach is perfect for children to burn off energy as it offers a big open space. When the tide is low you can see rock pools full of crabs, little fish and other small sea creatures. These rock pools will keep your children busy. Sand around Lee Point Beach seems to be whiter than sand on the beach around the south part of Darwin and is great for building castles.

Bike path
Bike path


Children, as well as adults, love to take a plunge in the sea water, especially with Darwin's warm and humid weather. If you were planning to take a dip in the water, please be aware that Darwin beaches are not the same as other parts of Australia. With box jellyfish and crocodiles in the water, you need to be careful and extra cautious in or near sea water. If you got stung by box jellyfish, flush the area with vinegar and get medical help as soon as possible. Generally, during dry season months (May to August), the water and beaches around Darwin are safe from jellyfish, and the Darwin beaches and creeks are all protected by rangers and crocodile traps.

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A short distance from the beach's carpark, you can find a well-preserved bunker used during World War II. Some areas around this beach are a sacred place for Larrakia People, so please respect the history and the sacred places.

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Crabs making a funny pattern in the sand


Lee Point Beach is also a good spot for fishing. Please check the tides on website www.fishingspots.com.au/s/lee-point. You can find Queenfish and Tuna around the rocky out crops. Mackerel and Whiting are a particularly good find around September and you can find Barramundi all year around.

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Clear water


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Rock pool


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Washing up after playing on the beach
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Why? Beautiful place to just wonder or do fishing or bird watching
When: Any time, but best during the dry season
Where: Lee Point Beach, NT, 0810
Cost: Free
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