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Point Perpendicular Lighthouse

South Coast NSW

Jervis Bay


Distance (kms):

0.9 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1 hr

Elevation gain (m):

6 m

Max. elevation (m):

83 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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An historic landmark of the Jervis Bay region, perched on top of spectacular 90-metre high cliffs with stunning views.

This moderately trafficked walk is located from the car park at the end of Lighthouse Road in Beecroft Peninsula.

A trip to the Beecroft Peninsula isn’t complete without visiting the incredible Point Perpendicular Lighthouse. 

A short walk from the carpark along a well-maintained and wide gravel track takes you to the tip of the headland, where the lighthouse stands, perched atop 90m cliffs that plummet into the ocean.

While there is no access to the inside of the lighthouse, the views across Jervis Bay and out to the ocean from the lighthouse grounds are spectacular.

Built in 1898 to replace the Cape St George Lighthouse, the now decommissioned lighthouse stands 21m tall, and is an historic landmark in the region, having operated until early 1994.

The site is a great place to watch whale migrations (July to November).

Note that the road to the lighthouse is gravel and may deteriorate during or after wet weather. 

In addition, the area resides within the Department of Defence’s Beecroft Weapons Range, and may be closed for defence exercises during the week. You can call the Beecroft Weapons Range for more information or check their Facebook for updates on access.

This is a great walk to add to a day-trip of the area, including Honeymoon Bay and Currarong Rock Pools.

Track: The trail involves a well-maintained and wide gravel paths that is relatively flat. The track is well-signed and easy to follow. 

Difficulty: The track is well-maintained and relatively flat, making it easy and suitable for all fitness levels. The site is wheelchair accessible, with assistance. Care should be taken near the cliff edges, despite them being protected by safety rails. 

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way you came.

getting there

The walk is located from the car park at the end of Lighthouse Road in Beecroft Peninsula, 3 hours drive south of Sydney. 

The car park is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round. 

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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