Summary: Hungry Beach is a picturesque West Head beach, which can be reached by boat or via a couple of informal walking routes.

Like Flannel Flower Beach, Hungry Beach at West Head has no formal access via a walking track, but can be reached on foot by a couple of informal routes (as well as by boat). The wide and sandy beach is backed by a small valley with steep slopes, and has a small creek in the middle. There are lots of shaded areas.

Hungry Beach

Facing north near the mouth of the Hawkesbury River, the beach is very sheltered and has almost no waves.

Hungry Beach

Above the beach is an old World War II bunker, that you can go inside.

WWII fortifications at Hungry Beach

Getting to Hungry Beach

There are a couple of routes to Hungry Beach, although neither are official tracks and are fairly challenging:

  • Follow the signposted signs to Flint and Steel Bay, then continue along the coastline to Hungry Beach – low tide is highly recommended for this route (3.6km return).
  • From the end of Jims Track, descend the steep slope down to the beach (4.2km).

More information

Guide to West Head

For more information on West Head bushwalks and beaches, have a look at the Guide to West Head bushwalks or download the PDF summary below.

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