Summary: One of the more remote beaches in the Royal National Park, Werrong Beach is reached via a steep trail down from Otford. An official nudist beach, it's not great for swimming.

The only nude or “clothing optional” beach in the Royal National Park, Werrong Beach is reached via a fairly steep (but mostly shaded) trail that descends through a coastal rainforest of cabbage tree palms and ferns. The beach is considered fairly hazardous for swimming, with three small sand and rock-dominated beaches along the rocky shoreline, and swimming is not recommended due to strong rips and currents.

Surrounded by cliffs and rock walls, the beach is also called Hell Hole, or Hell Hole Beach.

Getting to Werrong Beach

The beach is reached from Otford along the well-marked and generally busy Coast Track; after 300m there is a junction with the Werrong Beach Track which descends below a tall cliff. The last part of the trail is the steepest, before you reach a grassy clearing above the surf beach.

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