Had a magical walk in Bouddi today (Central Coast, New South Wales.)
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
with caves that looked as if they would have once been occupied by aboriginal peoples.
From there we continued along the coastal walkway
around the headland to Maitland Bay, a glorious sandy bay accessible only by foot.
We walked the length of the beach
and then started the climb at the other end.
At the fork we took the left-hand to continue along the coast (the other fork led to a parking area.)
We passed various small bays until we reached Bullimah Bay and then the Gerrin Point Lookout and Bouddi Beach
before finally on to the eastern end of Putty Beach.
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.