A great beach for watching the sunset after a a long hike. Flat and safe to swim in and with access to Aboriginal Engravings site and great views north towards Cronulla.

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Jibbon Beach | Bundeena

Getting To Jibbon Beach

Located at the end of Neil Street / The Lambeth Walk in Bundeena, Jibbon Beach is on the south eastern side of Port Hacking within the Royal National Park NSW.

Here’s how to get to Jibbon Beach:

  • By Car – From Sydney drive towards Wollongong and follow the signs towards the Royal National Park. Follow Sir Bertram Stevens Drive until you reach Bundeena Drive. It’s approx 15 minutes from there.
  • By Ferry – A ferry runs between Cronulla and Bundeena departing from Cronulla Marina. Find a complete list of their timetables here – Cronulla Bundeena Timetable
  • Buses – Buses run to Bundeena from Sutherland and other main transport hubs. Google Buses to Bundeena with location services enabled or click here

Map

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Google Maps Link – Jibbon Beach, Bundeena, NSW

Parking and Entry Fees

There is limited parking at the end of Neil Street / The Lambeth Walk, a one way street with access via Loftus Street.

While there is a fee for parking your car within the National park, you don’t have to pay it if you only park within the suburb of Bundeena.

Jibbon Beach Bundeena

Accommodation and Camping

Several bed and breakfasts offer weekend and midweek accommodation, as well as the popular Jibbon Beach Retreat and a number of other beach houses available through AirBnB and Stayz.

For more information, see our write up on Accomodation in the Royal National Park

There are also a few camp sites scattered throughout the National Park. Check out the Office of Environment & Heritage website for more information (Website).

Activities

Swimming

The water is generally calm with few high waves or rips. However there is a sudden drop a few meters out, and the beach is not patrolled. Be wary of submerged objects and unstable rocks.

Fishing

Fishing in and around Jibbon Beach is very popular. Be careful when rock fishing, always wear a life jacket and fish with a partner. A stack of boulders known as the cobbles is about 20 minutes from the beach. Fish you might find include:

  • drummer
  • bream
  • tailor
  • trevally

The Best Fishing Spots in Sutherland

Keen on finding some more places to fish? You might like this list of some of the best spots in the shire to cast a line. See the list

Snorkelling

Easy access and calm waters make Jibbon Beach a popular place for snorkelling. A few meters out there is a sudden drop so watch out for passing water craft.

Retreat

Bundeena is a good spot to relax and recuperate. Jibbon Beach Retreat is a popular 4 bedroom ‘Treehouse’ with 270 degree views of the ocean and forest. For more email emmetthruby@gmail.com or check them out on stayz

Amenities

Food

There are a number of cafes, bakeries and a supermarket a couple of minutes drive from the beach on Brighton Street.

Toilets & Rubbish Bins

There is a rubbish in at the western beach entrance near Neil Street. There are no public toilets on the beach.

Jibbon Beach fishing

Dogs

The state of dog walking in Bundeena is unclear. Check for signs before walking your dog on the beach, or call the Royal National Park visitor centre on (02) 9542 0648

Nearby Attractions

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Jibbon Head Loop Walk

The Jibbon Point Loop Track starts at the eastern end of the beach and takes in some of the best coastland in Sydney.

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Shelley Beach

A small, secret beach along the Loop Walk that is great for a secluded swim.

 

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