Summary: Myrtle Beach is a picturesque, clothing-optional beach in Murramarang National Park on the NSW south coast. It's reached via two bushwalking tracks, just south of South Durras.

The only (unofficial) “clothing optional” or nude beach in Murramarang National Park, Myrtle Beach is fairly secluded and picturesque. Being fairly isolated means that it’s never very busy, and even if you’re not into nude swimming you won’t feel uncomfortable. There are technically two beaches, separated by a very low rock platform. The northernmost, or main, beach is the larger one which doesn’t have much shde, but is generally better for swimming.

On the other side of the low rock platform is Myrtle Beach South, or the southern beach. The smaller beach is composed of sand and cobbles, with a shallow reef and rocks. It’s not as suitable for swimming, but has a large grassy section behind the beach and a lot more shade.

Getting to Myrtle Beach

The beach is just south of South Durras on the south coast (about 3.5 hours drive from Sydney), with two bushwalking trails from the Old Coast Road. The more popular walking trail is to the northern end of the beach (800m one-way) and there is a shorter but less-used trail to the southern beach (500m one-way) accessed via one of two short (200m) walking tracks, off either the Old Coast Road or Wasp Head Road. You can also visit the beach as part of a longer Emilly Miller, Dark and Myrtle Beaches loop walk.

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