Sawtell Headland

Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

The Solitary Islands Coastal Walk is a 60km stretch between Sawtell in the south to Red Rock in the northern beaches, linking a string of idyllic golden beaches, rocky headlands, lush rainforest, and beachside villages along the Coffs Coast.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful walk on the east coast of NSW, and unlike many walks, you can dip in and out of this trail and do as little or as much as you want. Plus the walk has numerous access points that are close to villages and towns along the coast. No matter if you want to complete the full walk over several days, or just take the kids for an hour-long stroll over a headland to meet the kangaroos, the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk has plenty to discover at your own pace.

Muttonbird Island is picturesque and makes for perfect birdwatching, so bring your binoculars – little terns and white-bellied eagles are often seen along the shores along the walk. Dolphins surf the waves of these beaches all year round and the headlands are ideal for whale watching throughout the winter months.

There is amazing indigenous and maritime history to discover at various locations, and you can stop for a coffee or meal and soak up the coastal village vibe along the way.

View the online brochure to learn more about this walk or visit National Parks NSW.

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