Technically Dawson Island Beach (or Dawsons Island Beach) consists of two separate beaches: Dawson Island North Beach and Dawson Island South Beach. The two adjacent beaches are named after Dawsons Island, a rock platform that lies 100 metres offshore.
The east-facing beach is fairly well sheltered by Dawsons Island with waves averaging about one metre, with rips only present during bigger seas. So it makes a good spot for a swim along the coastal walk.
Getting to Dawson Island Beach
The beach is only accessible on foot from Pretty Beach or Pebbly beach along the coastal walk in Murramarang National Park – or by boat. As a result the long and pristine beach is one of the most remote in the Shoalhaven. If you’re doing the Pretty Beach to Pebbly Beach Loop via Durras Mountain, you’ll pass this beach.