Little Beach Trail

1 Hr

1.2 km Return

47 m

Moderate track
This walk from Grahame Drive car park to Little Beach follows the service trail straight through the tall forest, down the hill to the isolated beach. The beach is popular with surfers, and the campsite provides a nice place for a rest. A great spot to get your toes wet during a BBQ lunch (great BBQ facilities provided by NPWS).

Maps for the Little Beach Trail walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Little Beach Trail bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Little Beach Trail

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 1.2 km
Time 1 Hr

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 320m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 280m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

Around 320m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 280m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 320m of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 280m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 600m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 600m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 320m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 280m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Little Beach Trail walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Little Beach Trail walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Little Beach Trail walk starts and ends at the Grahame Dr car park (gps: -33.509886, 151.41234)
Your main transport option to Grahame Dr car park is by;
Car. There is free parking available.
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Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)