Congwong Beach is a small beach with a south facing aspect that is good for paddling and snorkelling. Botany Bay National Park has many trails and walks, making this beach a good spot for a dip after a long hike.

Getting To Congwong Beach, La Perouse

Where Is It?

Congwong Beach is located close to the Anzac Parade entrance to the Kamay Botany Bay National Park. It is close to Cann Park and Bare Island, with bus stops near Cann Park. If you have location services enabled, you can try this bus search


It is located on Anzac Parade, La Perouse, 2036.


There is parking at Cann Park and around the Anzac Loop, about a five minute walk along Congwong Track to the beach. Though there is plenty of parking, it can fill up on weekends and school holidays.


Google Map Link – Congwong Beach | Botany Bay National Park
Printable PDF – Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Things To Do


Congwong Beach is not patrolled, though due to Congwong Beach facing south towards Botany Bay, it’s generally very gentle and shallow until several meters out, making it a nice place to wade.

Walk and Trail Hike

Kamay Botany Bay National Park has many trails and walks along the coastline. Features include the shipwrecked SS Minmi, WWII bunkers, views and wildlife.

Ice Cream Boat

Most weekends there is a boat that does the rounds to Little Congwong and Congwong Beach selling ice creams and other treats. It’s pretty awesome.

Congwong Beach Kamay Botany Bay Royal National Park


Congwong Beach is not suitable for surfing as there are no waves. The nearest surfing beach is Maroubra Beach.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Snorkeling is popular throughout the bay with many access points in the national park. Bare island is a favourite for scuba divers with abundant sea life around the rocky shoals. Congwong Beach’s proximity to the island and the protection offered by Cape Banks make it a great place to snorkel. You can access via the beach or anchor a boat. Sea dragons, sea horses, moray eels and giant cuttlefish are just some of the wildlife you will see here.



Fishing is possible off the rocks at at the western end of the beach and the small headland seperating Congwong and Little Congwong. However there are better spots in the area, including Browns Rock, a twenty minute walk from the beach.congwong beach


  • Food

    A boat shows up most weekends with cold drinks and ice creams for sale. There are several restaurants and cafes outside of the national park near the parking loop.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are rubbish bins in Cann Park and also some at the end of Congwong Beach the trail to Little Congwong Beach and Henry Head.

  • Toilets

    There are toilets nearby at Cann Park, follow the Congwong Track back to the park, they are near the roundabout.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are rubbish bins located near the the entrance to the beach and on the far side where to path picks up towards Little Congwong and the Henry Head Walking Track

  • Can I Take My Dog?

    Unfortunately dogs are not permitted inside the Royal National Park.

  • Can I Ride My Bike?

    There is roadside bike track along Anzac Parade to the beach, but you can’t ride your bike on the National Park Trails. The beach is only a short walk from the road, however, so it shouldn’t be too much trouble to lock your bike up nearby.

Nearby Attractions

Bare Island La Perouse

Bare Island | La Perouse

A favourite spot for fishing and snorkelling, the fortress is open for tours on Sundays. Booking tickets through the nearby La Perouse museum is a must. There is also markets on Sundays.

little congwong beach

Little Congwong Beach | Botany Bay National Park 

Access to Little Congwong either via the trail at the eastern end of Congwong Beach or walk across the rocks. Little Congwong is traditionally a clothing optional beach, so be aware of what you are getting into.

Cann Park La Perouse

Cann Park Snake Pit | La Perouse

The Hawkesbury Herpetological Society runs shows at Cann park every Sunday.

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