Had a magical walk in Bouddi today (Central Coast, New South Wales.)

Click here for a link to the map of Bouddi National Park and walks.

Daniel and Rob near the start of the Bouddi walk.
Daniel and Rob near the start of the Bouddi walk.

We started at the Little Beach car park at the end of Grahame Drive then headed along the Old Quarry Trail and Bombi Moor Firetrail until we reached the start of the Bouddi Coastal Walk. and on to Caves Bay
Caves Bay - note rock platform, no sand
Caves Bay – note rock platform, no sand

with caves that looked as if they would have once been occupied by aboriginal peoples.
At Caves Bay - clear overhangs. Could well have been an aboriginal shelter
At Caves Bay – clear overhangs. Could well have been an aboriginal shelter.

From there we continued along the coastal walkway
Looking south on the Bouddi walk past the various headlands
Looking south on the Bouddi walk past the various headlands

The Bouddi walk on the coastal section heading down to a cove
The Bouddi walk on the coastal section heading down to a cove

Dramatic coastline views on the Bouddi walk
Dramatic coastline views on the Bouddi walk

More dramatic coastline views on the Bouddi walk
More dramatic coastline views on the Bouddi walk

around the headland to Maitland Bay, a glorious sandy bay accessible only by foot.
Our first view of Maitland Bay
Our first view of Maitland Bay

Descent to Maitland Bay Beach down fairly steep steps
Descent to Maitland Bay Beach down fairly steep steps

We walked the length of the beach
Feet cooling in Maitland Bay
Feet cooling in Maitland Bay

Grasses fronting a small lagoon at the back of Maitland Beach
Grasses fronting a small lagoon at the back of Maitland Beach

and then started the climb at the other end.
Leaving Maitland Bay
Leaving Maitland Bay

At the fork we took the left-hand to continue along the coast (the other fork led to a parking area.)
The dramatic Bouddi coastline continues.
The dramatic Bouddi coastline continues.

The walk also includes some bush sections.
The walk also includes some bush sections.

We passed various small bays until we reached Bullimah Bay and then the Gerrin Point Lookout and Bouddi Beach
Looking back towards Bouddi Beach
Looking back towards Bouddi Beach

Tessellated pavement formed in the rocks at Bouddi
Tessellated pavement formed in the rocks at Bouddi

Walkway along the cliff just south of Bouddi Beach
Walkway along the cliff just south of Bouddi Beach

before finally on to the eastern end of Putty Beach.
Final descent onto Putty Beach and journey's end
Final descent onto Putty Beach and journey’s end

We walked the length of Putty Beach to Killcare Beach and the Killcare Surf and Life Saving Club Cafe, only to find that it had just closed!
The views from the path – glimpses of sandy bays and rocky cliffs – with the North Sydney headland just discernible in the distance on what was a cloudy and slightly misty day, were just reward for our efforts on this 8.5 kilometre walk.

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