Summary: The longest beach in Wilson's Promontory, Darby Beach is subject to strong currents and surf and is not great for swimming. It is a picturesque beach reached via a short bushwalking track.

Darby Beach in Wilsons Promontory National Park is a photogenic beach – but the longest beach in the park is also the most exposed and “energetic”. Extreme care is recomended if swimming here due to over 30 large rips which are spaced about every 300m.

The beach is 15km in length, from a steep granite headland at the southern end of Darby Beach, to the mouth of Shallow Inlet in the north (the northern half of the beach is called Cotters Beach).

The beach is backed by active sand dunes that extend up to several kilometres inland.

Getting to Darby Beach

The beach is accessed via a short and easy sandy track, which follows the edge of the Darby River. The track starts from a carpark on Wilsons Promontory Road, about 18km (15min drive) from the gate or 11km (10min) from Tidal River. There are toilets at the carpark, but no facilities at the beach.

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