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an island in the middle of a body of water surrounded by trees

If you are willing to walk through some of Sydney’s beautiful bushland (and climb a few stairs) the reward is one of Sydney’s best secret beaches.

Accessed only by walking track or boat, Resolute Beach in Northern Beaches’ Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park is as remote a beach as they come. A small stretch of sand overlooking Palm Beach and rarely anyone else in sight, it’s truly a secluded slice of Sydney. To get here, stroll 45 minutes along Resolute Track. Or rent a boat or kayak.

The beach is most popularly accessed via the Resolute Loop Trail, but for those after easier access, you can also walk there and back from West Head. And the best part? In the heat of Summer, locals usually choose a beach closer to home, meaning this paradise stays mostly quiet!

To get to Resolute Beach, follow a 6km circuit called the Resolute Loop Trail. The walk itself is beautiful and scenic. It starts with white sand, lined by many native plants, and then leads into the bush down towards the water.

To get there from Sydney, drive toward West Head. There is a car park near the entrance to the walk—search for “Resolute Picnic Area” on Google Maps to find it. It will be on the right-hand side, before you get to West Head lookout.


IMAGE CREDIT: Kevin Murray