For my next adventure I travelled back up to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park to visit West Head Beach for a picnic with one of my friends. We parked our car at the West Head lookout car park and made our way towards the lookout. The view from West Head was absolutely incredible overlooking Pittwater on our right, Broken Bay on our left and Barrenjoey Headland and lighthouse directly in front of us. We also enjoyed amazing views across the Hawkesbury River to Lion Island and the beaches of the Central Coast.
After taking some photos we made our way towards the track that leads down to West Head beach.
The track was relatively easy, however on the way back it was very steep and harder than the walk down. As you walk down the track you get little glimpses of the ocean through the trees, the water looked so beautiful and bright especially for a winter’s day.
Once we reached the beach, we set up our picnic blanket on one of the rocks and had our lunch. The weather was amazing and the area was so peaceful and quiet. The beach is perfect for a day of relaxation in a secluded area. I suggest packing food and water and bring along swimmers to have a dip in the ocean. We took some photos around the beach then packed up our stuff and headed home. It was such a nice day and I can’t wait to see what else is around the area.
How to get to West Head Beach, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Turn off Mona Vale Road, Terrey Hills onto McCarrs Creek Road. Turn left onto West Head Road and follow the road to the end until you get to the West Head lookout car park.
Park entry fees are $11 per vehicle per day.