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Vesteys Beach

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Published September 18th 2017
Nice and Quiet Beach
Vesteys Beach is located within the city of Darwin on the northern side of Bullocky Point, only a few hundred metres away on the other side of Darwin High School hill. At one end of Vesteys Beash is Darwin Ski Club and the Museum and Art Gallery NT (MAGNT), and on the other side is Darwin Sailing Club and Darwin Trailer Boat Club.

Vesteys beach, beach in Darwin, Darwin
Sailing boats

Vesteys beach, beach in Darwin, Darwin
Children playing on Vesteys Beach

Vesteys Beach is a gently curving 2.2 km long beach, larger than the famous Mindil Beach, but unfortunately not as well known. Vesteys Beach is usually a quiet place, unless it is a windy day than you can find a lot of sailing boats around, since it is home to Darwin Sailing Club. There are two large boat ramps crossing the beach and you can find lots of boats moored off the northern half of the beach.

Vesteys beach, beach in Darwin, Darwin
Sand castle on Vesteys Beach

During certain times of the year sharks, box jellyfish, and crocodiles can inhabit the waters and swimming is not recommended at these times. But you still can find lot of things to do. Sedimentary rocks can be seen scattered around the beach. You can see some seashells stuck together to form the big rock below. You can also find lots of hermit crabs carrying different kinds of seashells on their back.

Vesteys beach, beach in Darwin, Darwin
Sedimentary rocks

Vesteys beach, beach in Darwin, Darwin
Hermit crabs

Up from the beach there is small playground, picnic tables, BBQ, a drinking water fountain and also a public toilet. You can find plenty of parking area here. Lots of shady green area around the beach are home for various kinds of birds. You can reach Vesteys Beach on bike since there is bike track around.

Vesteys beach, beach in Darwin, Darwin
Small playground

Vesteys beach, beach in Darwin, Darwin
Picnic table and seating area

Vesteys Beach is the choice if you want to enjoy a Darwin beach with quiet and peace.

Vesteys beach, beach in Darwin, Darwin
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Why? Nice and quiet beach in Darwin
When: Any time, but best during the dry season
Where: Vesteys Beach
Cost: Free
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