Summary: Dark Beach is split by a rock outcrop into two bays: one has white sand, and the other black sand and pebbles. The secluded beach is south of Durras in Murramarang National Park on the NSW south coast.

Dark Beach in Murramarang National Park on the NSW south coast is actually two beaches, which are divided into two by a central rock outcrop. The southern section is much bigger, with the beach consisting of dark sand and pebbles. This is the easiest one to get via the walking track.

Dark Beach

The northern bay is much smaller, and is surrounded by high cliffs. The beach here is reflective white quartz sand – in sharp contrast to the southern beach.

Dark Beach

Both beaches are suitable for swimming, being fairly sheltered and having small waves.

AWAT7672 LR 1 Dark Beach - an interesting dark sand and white sand beach

Getting to Dark Beach

The larger beach is reached via a bushwalking track from Old Coast Road, south of South Durras on the NSW south coast (about 3.5 hours drive from Sydney). You can scramble over the dividing rock wall to reach the smaller beach. You can also visit the beach as part of a longer Emilly Miller, Dark and Myrtle Beaches loop walk.

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