One of the most popular beaches in Murramarang National Park on the south coast, Pretty Beach is reached via a short walk from the car park. It’s also the start or end point of a few bushwalks. It’s a picturesque beach as the name suggests, with small-to-medium waves making it ideal for bodysurfing or swimming. There is very little shade along the beach. The beach is never crowded, but the parking area is not huge and it can get full in the summer holiday period.
Being surrounded by national park, there’s lot of wildlife around, and you’ll probably see kangaroos grazing above the beach. (Although the best beach to visit for friendly kangaroos is the nearby Pebbly Beach.)
There is a campground near the beach (bookings essential) as well as some NPWS cabins within the national park.
Getting to Pretty Beach
Pretty Beach is about 15min drive (13.7km) from the Princes Highway from Termeil, south of Ulladulla. It’s about a 3.5 hours drive south of Sydney. It has plenty of parking, with a short walk down to the beach.
Staying near Pretty Beach
There is limited accommodation at Pretty Beach, as it’s within a national park:
- National Parks (NPWS) – Pretty Beach cabins
- National Parks (NPWS) – Pretty Beach campsite
The nearest towns are Kioloa and Bawley Point, which has cabins and holidays parks, as well as many holiday houses.
- Beachsafe – Pretty