Midway along the Royal National Park coastline, Wattamolla Beach is a popular destination for walking, fishing, kayaking and swimming. 

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Getting to Wattamolla Beach

Wattamolla Beach is located at the end of Wattamolla Road, about halfway along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, in the Royal National Park

Map

Wattamolla Beach Map

  • Google Maps link – Wattamolla Beach
  • Visitor’s Centre, Audley – You can get paper maps for free from the visitor centre.

Opening Hours and Contact

  • Royal National Park: 7am – 8:30pm (Weather pending)
  • Visitor Centre: 8:30am – 4:30pm 7 days (Closed Christmas Day)

Parking and Entry Fees

$11 dollar entry fee for parking your car anywhere within the National Park. Pay in person at the Visitor Centre, located beneath Audley Dance Hall. There are also toll booths scattered around that are open during peak periods.

Wattamolla beach has parking bays around the falls and picnic area. The beach is very popular, particularly when the weather is good and and on weekends and holidays, so get in early.

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Accommodation and Camping

While there is no camping at the the beach, there are three camp sites in the national park:

  • Bonnie Vale – 74 sites, near Bundeena
  • North Era -12 sites, North Era beach (Must be self sufficient. No vehicle access)
  • Uloola Falls – 6 sites, Access via Oloola Walking Track (Must be self sufficient. Walk or bike in).

Check the Office of Environment & Heritage Website for more information (Website)

Activities

Scuba Diving and Snorkelling

The lagoon behind the beach and the beach and bay are good place for snorkeling. Anything from sea horses and sea urchin to luderick and blue groper are on offer.

Swimming

Wattamolla is unpatrolled and while reasonably safe, children and weak swimmers should be watched at all times. People have died here in the past. If the sea is rough or there are blue bottles the lagoon is also good for a paddle

Surfing

Under the right conditions there are close shore breaks during high waves.

Fishing

Fishing in and around the beach is a popular, albeit dangerous pastime. Always come prepared and wear a life jacket.Fatalities have occured at Wattamolla Beach.

Canoe and Kayak

A small boat access path runs down from the loop walk into the lagoon and is the best way to get your gear down. You’ll only have to carry it a hundred feet or so from the carpark. wattamolla beach

Picnic / BBQ

Free BBQs and plenty of covered picnic tables and benches make Wattamolla Beach a great place to fry up some lunch. Enjoy a relaxing lunch after a swim in the beach or traversing to the lookout (Providential Point).

Cliff Jump (Banned)

Cliff jumping is currently banned at Wattamolla Falls.

Amenities

Food

Fry up a lunch on the picnic area bbqs or stop in at Audley Dance Hall for a coffee and sandwich.

Toilets and Rubbish Bins

Toilets and rubbish bins are in the picnic area near the car park.

Dogs

Dogs, horses, and other pets are not allowed in the Royal National Park.

Nearby Attractions

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Providential Point (Wattamolla Lookout)

Not far from the beach, take the fork in the path towards Providential Point for some outstanding views. The track loops back round to the picnic area as well.

Wattamolla Falls

Wattamolla Falls

Wattamolla falls are spectacular. Best viewed from the lagoon, or head back up to the carpark and follow the track to the viewing platform.

 

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