The Lonely Beach – Maintland Bay


Maintland Bay

Sydney beaches are usually packed to the brim. 95 Km from Sydney, the central coast has pockets of peace and quiet that sits nicely in the category of “paradise”.

The Bouddi national park is a spectacular coastal reserve with cliff top walks, pristine beaches and some of them without a soul.

we love a deserted beach!

By far one of our favourite Central Coast discoveries. This seems like Bondi to Coogee coastal walk, except you will have almost the entire track to yourself. It is simply stunning.

Start from Putty Beach, pack a snack and take the steep walk that winds down to secluded Maitland Bay, a  beautiful crescent shaped beach backed by the pristine rainforest. A round trip will take around 4 hours. Take your time. You feel a world away, even though when you look to the south, you can still make out the Sydney skyline…
sun-fired honey swirls and rust-red striations

sun-fired honey swirls and rust-red striations

At our backs and further up the rock platform are the sun-fired honey swirls and rust-red striations of weathered sandstone coastal cliffs that are such a striking and beautiful backdrop to the bays below.

At low tide you can still see some remains of the PS Maitland  – a wreck from 1898, at the eastern end. We didn’t bring our snorkel gear, but by the looks of the water, this would have been an excellent option!!!


This road trip has been sponsored by Redspot who kindly gave us a hire car for the tour.

1 comment

  1. Comment by CameronRobertson

    CameronRobertson Reply 25/02/2015 at 6:58 AM

    The Northern Beaches in Sydney ar really lovely to see and if you can actually find an empty spot along the whole stretch, you'd be considered very very lucky! It's worth the drive to look for that spot though so take the time and do it!

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