Summary: Pretty Beach is a picturesque surf beach in Murramarang National Park, about 3.5 hours south of Sydney. It has a campground and cabins, and some basic facilities.

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.

Pretty Beach, Murramarang National Park

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.)

AWAT7422 LR Pretty Beach - a popular and beautiful Murramarang 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:

The nearest towns are Kioloa and Bawley Point, which has cabins and holidays parks, as well as many holiday houses.

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