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Published November 9th 2015
Hidden gem on the far south coast
They call it the Sapphire Coast for a reason. The water surrounding Merimbula sparkles in hues of turquoise and sapphire. A hidden gem amongst the many beaches of this spectacular region is Middle Beach, which revealed itself to us on an afternoon walk while holidaying in Merimbula.
As we strolled along Cliff Street, we came across a beach access pathway and decided to take a look.
The path to the beach was surprisingly long but was definitely worth the walk. As you head down towards the beach the coastal trees and shrubs make an attractive green archway over you, almost creating a tunnel.
A hidden gem awaits as you descend the beach access path
The path itself consists of a dirt track which is quite steep in parts, but access is made easier with the occasional set of stairs and boardwalk sections. Alluring views of the beach can be seen through the foliage to tantalise and encourage you on your descent.
The beach is unpatrolled and was almost deserted on the day we visited and could not have been more peaceful. After having a swim you can explore the rock pools, relax on the beach, go beach combing or try to spot some migrating whales on the horizon.
If you come prepared it is also a great place to try some snorkelling or fishing.
If you are feeling adventurous it is possible to climb the rocks at Short Point and walk along the rock pools and around the headland. Otherwise you can take the beach access path back up to Cliff Street.