Castle Rock Beach
Guringai Country

5 min to 10 min

165 m
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Moderate track
This is a short walk down to Castle Rock Beach, tucked into the rocky shores of Middle Harbour. The walk is mostly along boardwalk or footpath through rainforest vegetation. The foliage surrounding the track is topped by a closed canopy which provides shade, before opening out onto the sunny beach. Let us begin by acknowledging the Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Track head on Ogilvy Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down from Ogilvy Rd. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Manly Scenic Walkway sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Track down to Castle Rock Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Castle Rock Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Stairsto Castle Rock Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Castle Rock Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Back of Castle Rock Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Castle Rock Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.8109978,151.2595572)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Ogilvry Rd, walk follows the 'MSW To the Spit' sign on the telegraph pole, down the stairs to a 4 way sign posted intersection.
From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Manly Scenic Walk' arrow down the concrete steps towards the water, to the signposted intersection of the 'Manly to Spit' and 'Castle Rock' beach tracks.
From the intersection, this walk leads down the concrete steps to Castle Rock Beach.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Manly to Spit Bridge Walk.
After another 30 m continue straight.
Continue another 25 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 80 m to get back to the start.
About 30 m past the end is "Castle Rock Beach".
Castle Rock Beach
Castle Rock Beach

Castle Rock Beach can be found a short walk down from the Manly-to-Spit walking track, near Ogilvy Road. This small, secluded beach is a great spot for those wanting a quieter day at the beach, instead of the more popular and larger beaches in the area.
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Castle Rock Beach can be found a short walk down from the Manly-to-Spit walking track, near Ogilvy Road. This small, secluded beach is a great spot for those wanting a quieter day at the beach, instead of the more popular and larger beaches in the area.

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Castle Rock Beach


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 165 m
Time 5 min to 10 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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