The very long Termeil Beach (or Termeil Lake Beach) stretches for 1.7km between Termeil Point to the north and the larger Meroo Head to the south. There are two campgrounds with toilets close to the beach – Termeil Point Campground at the northern end and Meroo Point Campground at the southern end. Picnic tables are available for day visitors. Despite the two campgrounds, the beach is never crowded and you’ll be able to find a quiet spot for a swim. Some caution is required when swimming due to rips – the BeachSafe web site rates Termeil Beach as “7/10 Highly Hazardous”.
Behind the beach is Termeil Lake, a refuge for wildlife and suitable for swimming and kayaking (no powerboats can access the area).
Getting to Termeil Beach
The beach can only be reached by foot via two short walking tracks. The main access point is from the end of the mostly unsealed Meroo Point Road, which is off the Princes Highway about 20km south of Ulladulla (about 3.5 hour south of Sydney). It’s suitable for 2WD vehicles in dry weather. The signposted walking track is about 300m to the southern end of Termeil Beach.
The beach is also accessible from the Termeil Point campground, reached via Blackbutt Road which is off the Princes Highway (also unsealed and suitable for 2WD in dry weather). The 600m (one-way) walking track reaches the beach just below Termeil Point, where the lakes drains into the ocean. So at high tide or after after heavy rain getting to the beach across the creek from here may be tricky.