Little Congwong Beach Walk
Gadigal & Bidjigal Country

20 min to 30 min

1.1 km
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Moderate track
A relaxing beach walk, ending at a sheltered sandy beach that has been described as one of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney. In the past, this walk has been used as a nudist beach, but this practice is being discouraged. The beach is very popular in the summer, but beware of the limited shade on a hot afternoon. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gadigal & Bidjigal 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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Southern end of Cann Park near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Sign to Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Steps down to Congwong Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Track down to Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Track down to Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Eastern end of Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Track at eastern end of Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Sign on Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Track to Little Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Concrete track to Little Congwong beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Concrete track to Little Congwong beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View from Little Congwong beach track near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View from Little Congwong beach track near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
View from Little Congwong beach track near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Fence near Little Congwong beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Little Congwong beach track near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Timber steps to Little Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Little Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Little Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Little Congwong beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2007.
Steps leading out of Little Congwong Beach. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Little Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Rock on Little Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Southern end of Little Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Little Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Little Congwong Beach near La Perouse. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
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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 (-33.988559,151.2336045)
Mode Bus Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Southern Cross Drive, M1
  • Turn on to Wentworth Avenue Offramp then drive for 190 m
  • Keep left onto Wentworth Avenue Offramp and drive for another 2.2 km
  • Turn right onto Bunnerong Road and drive for another 3.8 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Bunnerong Road and drive for another 1.5 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the southern end of Cann Park, this walk follows the concrete track down a series of stairs, passing the 'Congwong Beach Walk' sign on your right. This walk continues gently downhill on a sandy track for about 40m, to find the western end of Congwong Beach. Then this walk follows the beach, with the water to your right, for about 140m until coming to a three-way intersection, with the 'Henry Head/Little Congwong Beach' sign.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Cann Park at the start.
Driftwood (about 135 m back from the start).
Find the Parking Accessible at the start.
Parking Accessible
Parking Accessible

There are more than 50 car parking bays in the area. Two are marked mobiilty parking bays. The mobility parking area is concrete, 2.6m wide and 6m deep, with a shared 2m gap between the parks.
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There are more than 50 car parking bays in the area. Two are marked mobiilty parking bays. The mobility parking area is concrete, 2.6m wide and 6m deep, with a shared 2m gap between the parks.

Find the water tap at the start.
After another 20 m pass the toilet (45 m on your right).
After another 185 m turn right, to head along Little Congwong Beach Track.
Continue another 305 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 530 m to get back to the start.
"Little Congwong Beach".
Little Congwong Beach
Little Congwong Beach

Little Congwong Beach, located at La Perouse, is a sheltered sandy beach that has been described as one of the most beautiful beach oases in Sydney. Little Congwong beach has also been used for over 40 years as an unofficial and secluded nude beach. If you see any offensive behaviour please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 or the Maroubra Police on 02 9349 9299. This beach is very popular on summer weekends and has limited shade in the afternoon.
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Little Congwong Beach, located at La Perouse, is a sheltered sandy beach that has been described as one of the most beautiful beach oases in Sydney. Little Congwong beach has also been used for over 40 years as an unofficial and secluded nude beach. If you see any offensive behaviour please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 or the Maroubra Police on 02 9349 9299. This beach is very popular on summer weekends and has limited shade in the afternoon.

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Terrain
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Little Congwong Beach Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.1 km
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 45 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
45 m[toilet]
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