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Bournda Beach, Australia

Bournda Beach is located in Bournda National Park, in New South Wales, Australia, and is part of a small but stunning island that can be reached by foot. The gorgeous Bournda Beach area, once a hot spot for surfers, has since been closed off to them, allowing foot traffic only to explore the breathtaking shoreline and magnificent lagoon. Extending south past Bournda Island to Tura Beach, and adjoining Merimbula, Bournda Beach has a far reach, and every inch is spectacular. The beach sports fine yellow sands, pristine and unspoiled, with warm Tasman Sea waters that shift in an ombré effect, from soft blues to jade greens. The beach is hedged by a lush rainforest and capped by rock fixtures and outcroppings.

Bournda Beach, Australia

Bournda Island is a large outcropping of rock almost immediately off the coast of the beach. Located on the Sapphire Coast and designated as a National Park, it is protected by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, with the nearest town being Tathra. Bournda Park encompasses 6,543 acres (or 10 square miles) of coastal land accessible via the Sapphire Coast Drive from Merimbula on the south end and Tathra to the north.

Bournda Beach, Australia
Bournda Park has an incredible amount to offer and boasts very good camping grounds for those who wish to soak up the abundant nature and wildlife here. Along the beach line is a walking track that stretches for six kilometers into the rainforest, where the grey kangaroo prefers to graze and where one might run into them. There is not only the beaches on this island, but a number of lakes, river ways, a creek, a bay and a lagoon comprised of fresh and salt water, making the island a lush playground for nature enthusiasts.
 
Three beaches offer swimming here, including Bournda, Wallagoot and Tura. However, these beaches are not patrolled and currents can be dangerous. It is not advised to swim at Bournda for the moderate danger factor, but some people choose to do so. The coastlines are still excellent places to walk, build castles, have a picnic, or play beach volleyball. Swimming is most often undertaken at Bournda Lagoon, with its calm, safe, brackish waters. Surfers tend to head for the south end of Tura Beach.
 
All manner of water activities are available here, including canoeing, paddle boating and sailing. Water skiing and power boating enthusiasts will be happy to hear that these activities are allowed on Wallagoot lake. You can fish here, swim, snorkel and bird watch. The wetlands around the mouth of Wallagoot Lake are especially thick with birdlife and smaller creatures, like the shy wallaby. A nine kilometer walking trail connects Turingal Head to Kianinny Bay, while a shorter track tethers Tura Beach headland to Bournda Lagoon.
 
Bournda Beach is an area of unspeakable beauty and preservation. If you do not mind camping and love long walks through unspoiled natural lands, or enjoy a bevy of water activities, look into Bournda Park in New South Wales. A more glorious gift of nature would be hard to uncover.
 
 
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