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Pinnacles car park to Long Beach
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.9 km SE of Pambula
Length: 0.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Ben Boyd National Park
Climb: 49 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 49 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Hard

This short walk takes you straight down to Long Beach, which is a popular fishing spot. The beach itself is a large expanse of sand with strong surf conditions. The walk provides direct access to this great beach and heads through a pass, down through a steep gully with red and white rock walls. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Pinnacles car park to Long Beach

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Pinnacles car park to Long Beach
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Pinnacles car park
Int. Pinnacles and Long Beach Trks
Starting point for this hiking track: Pinnacles car park

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
 Pambula 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-88242S 
 Bega 1:100 000 Map Series 8824 

Photo Gallery

 
Toilet at the Pinnacles car park
 
Toilet at the Pinnacles car park +
 
Signpost at Pinnacles car park
 
Signpost at Pinnacles car park +
 
Track down to Long Beach
 
Track down to Long Beach +

 
Signpost at Long Beach intersection
 
Signpost at Long Beach intersection +
 
Track dow to Long Beach
 
Track dow to Long Beach +
 
Beginning fo stairs to Long Beach
 
Beginning fo stairs to Long Beach +

 
Inlet behind Long Beach
 
Inlet behind Long Beach +
 
Steep stairs down to Long Beach
 
Steep stairs down to Long Beach +
 
Fishermen on Long Beach
 
Fishermen on Long Beach +

 
Long Beach
 
Long Beach +
 
Long Beach
 
Long Beach +
 
Rock coloured like the Pinnacles, behind Long Beach
 
Rock coloured like the Pinnacles, behind Long Beach +

Terrain


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 Pinnacles car park to Long Beach bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Pinnacles car park to Long Beach bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Pinnacles car park to Long Beach bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Pinnacles car park to Long Beach bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 700m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 240m of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 110m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 350m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 240m of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 110m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 350m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 350m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 350m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Track Notes


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.
Drive to Pinnacles car park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Pinnacles car park to Long Beach
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 351 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -46 m
From the corner of the car park below the toilet, this walk follows the 'Long Beach' sign. The track winds down the hill for a short time to a signposted intersection.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Long Beach' sign down the hill. The track winds for a short time before turning right and steeply winding down steps onto the beach.

Long Beach Alt = 7 m
Long Beach (aka Haycock Beach), in Ben Boyd National Park, has well-earned its name, as the crescent shaped, yellow sand beach is about 7.25km long. The beach stretches from Haycock Point in the north, and is roughly divided into three section by two small rocky points. There are plenty of places to access the beach by a short walk from the road. Some entrances to the beach are quiet spectacular, passing through pinnacle-like gorges. The surf is not patrolled, but the beach is a popular fishing spot for locals.

Drive from Pinnacles car park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
Bittangabee campground
Saltwater Creek campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Gas Connection The Arthur Kaine Drv, Pambula (02) 6495 7121 7.7 km
Camping Plus 6 Alice St , Merimbula (02) 6495 2571 11.2 km
Barbeques Galore (Bega) 274 Carp St , Bega (02) 6492 4054 35.7 km
Camping Outdoors Centre 43 Vulcan St , Moruya (02) 4474 3081 120.9 km
Gone Fishin Cnr Ford & Queen Sts, Moruya (02) 4474 4381 120.8 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Pinnacles car park to Long Beach.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Pinnacles car park to Long Beach
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2 EDN02 PJ OBrien / Optus site BIMMIL HILL 4 km (to the SW)
3 MER03 CB Repeater Site Hill 217 5 km NNE of WYNDHAM 29 km (to the WNW)
4 MCA04 DCNR / Ambulance Site MARAMINGO HILL 58 km (to the SW)
5 VKE5 Broadcast Site EMERALD HILL
Emergency use only
73 km (to the NW)
7 PKA07 Wandella Trig PEAK ALONE 77 km (to the N)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
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 2 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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      24°Possible late shower.
Thu14°|22°Possible shower.
Fri15°|26°Possible shower.
Sat11°|21°Partly cloudy.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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.

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