|Boyd Tower to Red sands Bay|
Starting near Boyd Tower, this walk follows the Light to Light walk to a bay with a fine red gravel beach. The walk passes scenic views of Boyd Tower, through the scrub, as it continues past awesome examples of geological rock folding in the cliffs of the bays. Red Sands bay itself is something quite different with its large grain red sand/gravel mixed with smooth round white pebbles and other rocks. The contrast in colours with the ocean and a blue sky is quite something. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Boyd Tower to Red sands Bay
Map of Walk
Map of Boyd Tower to Red sands Bay
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Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795 www.lands.nsw.gov.au
Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)Print a map and track notes here
Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)
Cross sectional view of the Boyd Tower to Red sands Bay bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Boyd Tower to Red sands Bay bushwalking track
Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
This whole walk, 2.4km has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 1.3km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 1.1km follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.
Around 1.3km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.1km has directional signs at most intersection.
This whole walk, 2.4km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
Around 1.3km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1.1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.
Around 1.3km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.1km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).
Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Getting therePlan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk
Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Campsites in the park
Bittangabee campgroundSaltwater Creek campground
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Boyd Tower to Red sands Bay.
Weather and Park info
This walk passes Far South Coast fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 7 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.
Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Ben Boyd National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Ben Boyd National park is on the NSW South Coast, near Eden. The park was named and established in 1971, in the honour of Benjamin Boyd (1801-1851). Ben Boyd National park protects a wonderful section of coast line from Pambula to Green Cape, split into two distinct sections, one north of Eden and the other south. The park is well known for its contrasting red rocks, whale sighting, Boyd Tower, Green Cape Lighthouse and associated history. Ben Boyd National park offers some great insights into recent European history, Indigenous occupation and natural history. The park provides two campsites some other great recreational experiences.
Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.