Surrounded by the Bouddi National Park, the expansive Putty Beach feels a world away, and is the perfect spot for a camping weekend getaway.

Getting To Putty Beach, Killcare

Where Is It?

Located in the Central Coast suburb of Killcare, Putty Beach is a glorious sandy beach that skirts the Foreshore of the Bouddi National Park. Main access is from Beach Drive which connects to the south end of The Scenic Road and Manly View Road, while there are also access points along Putty Beach Drive, though these are further from the life saving club and flags.
Putty Beach (sometimes called Killcare Beach) is about 4kms long, with varying conditions along its length.


The 59 and 65 buses stop on Manly View Road and The Scenic Road not far from the beach.


Putty Beach address is Beach Dr, Killcare NSW 2257


There’s a couple of parking lots on Beach Drive as you approach the beach.


Google Maps Link – Putty Beach | Killcare

Things To Do

Take A Dip At The South End

You’ll find both calmer waters and Surf Life Saving patrols at the south end of the beach which is where the best swimming is. Stay between the flags or cool off in the rock pool set against the beautiful and dramatic cliffs.

Putty Beach Surfing Killcare Bouddi National Park


Good breaks from southeast swell along Putty Beach when northerly winds blow offshore in the summer. Park in the main carpark or head towards the National Park and enter deeper into the beach if the main spots are too busy. Also, if you’re considering coming from out of town, why not camp overnight and hit the surf early.

Killcare Beach Lifesaving

Cast A Line Into The Ocean

After a rough swell there’s beach gutters along the length of the beach, while the rocky headlands beneath Box Head and Gerrin Point offer good opportunities for anglers fishing off the rocks. Experienced fishermen will track down pippies in the sand or theirs bat available at the service station on Empire Drive.

Killcare Surf Life Saving Club

You’ll find refreshments at the Killcare SLSC near the south end of the beach.

Camp Overnight And Fall Asleep With The Sound Of Waves Crashing On The Shore

Whether you’re looking to rise early and catch that first wave, the morning’s catch, or just explore the National Park, the Putty Beach Campground offers up campsites, barbecues, toilets and picnic areas just a short walk from the shoreline. Bookings are essential so call the National Park on 13000 PARKS to make a booking or enquiry.


  • Food

    There’s a decent little cafe called Horizons at the Killcare SLSC. Open for breakfast and lunch and dinner Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There’s rubbish bins in the parking area and near the surf club.

  • Toilets

    Toilets, showers and changerooms at the surf club.

  • Can I take my dog?

    Yes! Dogs are welcome off leash in the centre area of the beach. With such great views, it doesn’t get much better than this, but you can check this link for more dog friendly beaches on the Central Coast.

  • Can I lock my bike up?

    No bike lockups at Putty Beach.


MacMasters Beach Dog Walking

Macmasters Beach

The southern half of Allagai Bay is a popular beach for surfers

Ettalong Beach Walking & Cycling Path

Ettalong Beach

North of Umina, Ettalong Beach’s popular promenade festures picnic and BBQ areas, playgrounds, gyms, waterside eateries and some great spots for fishing.

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