Summary: Dawson Island Beach is one of the most remote beaches in the Shoalhaven. It's reached by foot (or by boat in low seas) and is a great beach for swimming.

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.

Dawson Island Beach

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.

Dawson Island Beach

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.

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