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Middle Beach Merimbula

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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.

Middle Beach Merimbula
Middle Beach

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.

Middle Beach Merimbula
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.

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Almost there - this beach is worth the walk

As the track ends, you will find the picturesque Middle Beach.

Situated between Short Point headland to the north and Long Point to the south the beach appears to have come straight from the pages of a glossy travel magazine or from a postcard.

The crystal clear water breaks gently on the shore and a good stretch of sandy beach creates this slice of paradise.

Middle Beach Merimbula
Is there anything more peaceful than a deserted beach

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.

Middle Beach Merimbula
Take a stroll along the shallow waters

Towards the north end of the beach there are some amazing cliff faces with spectacular rock colours to admire.

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These spectacular cliff walls are begging to be photographed

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.

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The more adventurous route

We chose the adventurous route back and enjoyed exploring the rock pools along the headland.

Merimbula is situated on the far south coast of NSW, around 6 hours drive from Sydney. This could be the perfect spot to relax, unwind and refresh on your next holiday.
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Love Merimbula, the water truly is beautiful.
by Christina Brandalise (score: 3|3136) 2009 days ago
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