Summary: An isolated beach in the Glenrock State Conservation Area to the south of Newcastle, Dudley Beach was named as one of the "Top 20 Beaches in Australia" by Tourism Australia in 2022

Dudley Beach in the Glenrock State Conservation Area is between Little Redhead Point to the north, and a rocky section of coast to the south. The 1.3km long beach is suitable for surfing (with waves averaging 1.6m in height) and swimming, but has strong currents and permanent rips. The isolated beach is unpatrolled, having only had a surf club (Dudley-Whitebridge) from 1930 to 1935.

Dudley Beach

Dudley Beach was selected (from over 11,000 candidates) as one of the Australia’s Top 20 beaches by Tourism Australia’s official beach ambassador Brad Farmer in 2021 – the only NSW beach between Jervis Bay and South West Rocks in the list.

Getting to Dudley Beach

A carpark at the end of Dudley Beach Road (which is off Burwood Road) is located near the middle of the beach, but there is limited parking. This provides the easiest access, with just a short walk down to the beach. There are also multiple bike-riding / bushwalking tracks and firetrails that provides alternate access to the northern and southern ends of the beach, from Scout Camp Road, Banksia Avenue and Bathurst Street, from the suburbs of Whitebridge and Dudley.

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