The Pinnacles Walk

Pinnacles and Long Beach. Photo by John Spencer/OEH.

Formed 65 million years ago, the Pinnacles red and white cliff is a Sapphire Coast icon.

A snapshot of earth history, its white sands mark the level of an ancient water table, while the red gravel clay above is actually rust (iron oxide). There are two lookouts here which offer views south to Lennards Island and north to Haycock Point, both which are in the northern section of Ben Boyd National Park.

The short walk takes you through forest, woodland, heath and gully and also offers access to Long Beach, where the flathead could be biting.

From the car park you can also access Long Beach via an easy grade boardwalk (about 1km return). There is also a toilet at the car park, which is about 1 kilometre from the Princes Highway.

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Distance 1km loop

Time 30 minutes

Grade Easy

Access 20 kilometres south of Pambula on the Princes Highway. Turn onto Haycock Road, then onto Pinnacles Road.