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