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Lobster Beach

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Published June 26th 2018
A sheltered beach with swimming & snorkelling opportunities
Fringed with surroundings of natural lush bushland, Lobster Beach is a 300-metre long west facing beach that sits in the stunning Bouddi National Park and offers an array of activities for all ages and interests to enjoy.

The quiet, small and relaxing Lobster Beach.


Lobster Beach is a sheltered beach, making it a perfect beach for families to enjoy a swim as well as exploring the underwater wonderland with snorkelling opportunities. Other activities include birdwatching, beach picnicking, fishing, bushwalking and boating.

Views of Lobster Beach can be seen on the walking trail.


This small, often secluded and quiet beach is backed with a steep hill and edged by rocky shores which provides breathtaking views over Broken Bay to Pearl and Ocean Beaches. It is a spectacular secluded beach that leaves the city beaches to the crowds!

The somewhat strenuous walk is certainly worth it!


Dolphins and sea eagles can be spotted swooping for fish at Lobster Beach, so do keep an eye out.

Lobster Beach is surrounded by spectacular lush bushland.


With so many natural wonders to admire both on land and underwater, Lobster Beach is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Do not forget to bring along your snorkelling gear to explore the hidden beauty under the water. Sadly at the time of our visit, the water was murky, making visibility quite difficult; however, we did spot out some fascinating fossils on the right-side of the beach.

Unfortunately, at the time of our visit the waters were quite murky and visibility was not too good


If boating is more your thing, then Lobster Beach is a must stop by the beach if you are sailing or boating around Brisbane Water National Park, just across from Bouddi.

Exploring the underwater wonders.


There are a couple of different walks that lead to the Beach with each walk offering a different perspective of Australian native bushland. The walk we chose to get to Lobster Beach was from High View Road, Pretty Beach. This walk heads up many stairs uphill followed by many more stairs leading down to the beach. There is a viewing platform located just before the last set of stairs leading to the sand.

Just when you think there couldn't be anymore stairs!


Lobster Beach is a stunning secluded beach that is a must visit for all nature lovers. The short, but somewhat strenuous walk is well worth it and is certainly rewarding.

The trail leads to other walking trails in the National Park.


There are toilet facilities just above the sand.

Getting here:

From Gosford take Central Coast Hwy and then right onto Avoca Drive. Continue on Avoca Drive through Kincumber, then right turn onto Empire Bay Drive. Follow Empire Bay, then left turn onto Wards Hills Road, then right onto The Scenic Road following Hardys Bay.

The many pathways throughout the walking trail to the beach, including a viewing platform located almost to the end of the walk before reaching the beach.


Turn left at Araluen Drive, following till you reach Pretty Beach, from here turn left onto High View Road. Lobster Beach can be accessed from the walking track that is signposted on the left.


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Why? A fun day out swimming & snorkelling.
When: All year round
Where: Bouddi National Park, High View Rd, Pretty Beach
Cost: Free- ($8 per vehicle per day in the Putty Beach precinct)
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