It may be slightly surprising to learn that contrary to it's title, Simmos Beach is not a beach in the traditional sense, but rather a reserve perched on the shores of the Georges River.
Located approximately 14 kilometres to the north of the Central Business District of Campbelltown, Simmo's beach boasts a number of walking tracks, weaving through the thick bushland of the reserve.
Simmos Beach Reserve was opened in 1986 and was named after a local resident who mined sand near the Georges River. While it lies in close proximity to the residential and urban areas of Macquarie Fields, Simmos Beach reserve is a relatively isolated area surrounded by wildlife.
Today, Simmos Beach is home to two species of endangered plants as well as the grey-headed flying fox, which is considered a threatened species. As a result, visitors not only make use of the picnic spots, but also have the opportunity to enjoy various environmentally significant features.
Apart from the play equipment, BBQs, and tables provided for visitors, Simmos Beach is often used by locals as a paddling spot.
Simmos Beach is open everyday, from 7am until sunset. Given the relative remoteness of the area, it is advisable to let people know where you are going, and to avoid lingering there at nightfall.