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Little Beach Trail
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
7.4 km E of Woy Woy
Length: 1.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Bouddi National Park
Climb: 47 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 47 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: Moderate

This walk from Grahame Drive car park to Little Beach follows the service trail straight through the tall forest, down the hill to the isolated beach. The beach is popular with surfers, and the campsite provides a nice place for a rest. A great spot to get your toes wet during a BBQ lunch (great BBQ facilities provided by NPWS). (open in app)

There are Closed areas in Bouddi National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Little Beach Trail

Map of Walk


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Map of Little Beach Trail
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Grahame Dr car park
Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Grahame Dr car park

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

Graham Drive Carpark
Graham Drive Carpark +
Eastern Gate Graham Drive
Eastern Gate Graham Drive +
Graham Drive Track to Little Beach
Graham Drive Track to Little Beach +

Little Beach Camping Area
Little Beach Camping Area +
Little Beach Toilets
Little Beach Toilets +
Little Beach BBQ Facilities
Little Beach BBQ Facilities +

Surfers overlooking Little Beach swell
Surfers overlooking Little Beach swell +
Little Beach
Little Beach +
Little Beach's rocky shore
Little Beach's rocky shore +


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 Little Beach Trail bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Little Beach Trail bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Little Beach Trail bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Little Beach Trail 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.
Length 1.2km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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.
Around 320m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 280m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 320m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 280m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Around 320m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 280m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 600m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

This whole walk, 600m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Around 320m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 280m 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 Grahame Dr 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.
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(0 km) Grahame Dr car park to Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 279 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -20 m
From the car park, this walk follows the 'Little Beach' sign along the management trail, passing around a gate. The walk heads down the hill, crosses a creek, and climbs up the hill out of the gully. The walk then winds down to a signposted intersection, with a bush track to the right.

(0.28 km) Int. Bouddi Trail Access and Little Beach Trk to Little Beach
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 316 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -26 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill, following the 'Little Beach 200m' sign. After approximately 300m, the walk comes to Little Beach campsite and continues to the point where the creek meets the beach.

Little Beach Alt = 3 m
Little Beach, Bouddi National Park, is a small 100m-long stretch of sand and rocks, facing out to the Tasman Sea and South Pacific Ocean. The beach is backed by a gully and sided by steep rocky headlands. The beach has a south easterly aspect and has its own campsite.

Little Beach Campsite Alt = 9 m
Little Beach campsite is a small grassed area, wedged between the hills and set back from the beach. The campsite has six designated sites, a composting toilet, rubbish bins, Gas BBQ's and a shelter. There is no drinking water onsite and the beach is only 20m away.

Drive from Grahame Dr 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.
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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

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Near by

Campsites in the park
Little Beach camping area
Putty Beach camping area
Tallow Beach camping area

Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 8.5 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 11.5 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 12.7 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 12.9 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 22 km

A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Little Beach Trail.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Little Beach Trail
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 13 km (to the NW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 15 km (to the NNE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 28 km (to the WSW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
38 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 56 km (to the WSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region 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 8 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      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Bouddi National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
Bouddi National Park is south east of Woy Woy and encompasses the Box Head headland. Bouddi NP has numerous secluded beaches and some great surf beaches too. The park also offers fantastic coastal walking with views out from the tall headlands over Broken Bay, Woy Woy and the South Pacific Ocean. Bouddi NP also boasts one of the first marine extensions in NSW, with a 300ha protection zone out of Maitland Bay for the marine life. The mosquitoes in Bouddi NP can be fierce so it might be an idea to pack insect repellent.
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Bouddi National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Old Wagstaffe trail
There is no public access available through private property to Old Wagstaffe trail. Signs indicate where public access is not permitted. Penalties apply for non-compliance For more information, please contact the NPWS Hawkesbury North area office on (02) 4320 4200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Walker Feedback

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Sue - Lovely Easy Walk | 2009-10-15 20:21:37
This is a great walk to Little Beach. Easy parking too. Not really a swimming beach, but heaps of rock pools to explore. :P
Walker - Watch your step | 2014-05-22 01:10:15
This is a beautiful location with a small, sheltered beach and grassed area. There are 2 barbecues under cover (no tables) and two composting toilets (no tap water).

The walk in/out, although not long, has several sharp dips and rises. Take care if visiting this location with anyone who is not completely steady on their feet or if you have a pram/stroller with you.
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