Stanwell Park is located about 70km south of Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive. Descending to the seaside village from the north is Bald Hill Coastal Reserve offering some magnificent views of the coastline and the striking Stanwell Tops.
This beautiful beachside community enjoys breathtaking scenery and a stunning beach bordered by prominent headlands and the Stanwell Tops. At high tide the creek bed on the beach fills and makes a safe frolicking area for children. The foreshore has a large park with kiosk, barbeques and picnic shelters. Dogs are permitted at the beach on the left side of the creek.
There are no caravan parks or camp grounds here however B&B’s and holiday homes are available for rent. Camping is permitted just south of Stanwell at Coledale Beach. The Coledale Camping Reserve is run by the local surf life saving club and is situated right on the beach. The reserve is only small however there are several powered and unpowered sites available at reasonable rates, an equipped camp kitchen and amenities block with showers is provided for your convenience. Dogs are prohibited at this beach.
The coastal drive between Stanwell Park and Coledale Beach is very scenic and winds around conspicuous headlands. There is a lookout point at Sea Cliff Bridge with fabulous coastal views and a walkway over the bridge. This area is a beautiful and peaceful stop over point between Sydney and Wollongong.
North of the coastal township is the Royal National Park which can be explored along Grand Pacific Drive and makes a scenic day trip. The 30km route through the heart of the park finds a brilliant display of roadside wildflowers, magnificent headland lookouts with coastal views, stunning beaches and the picturesque Hacking River.
This area along the Illawarra Coast offers many beautiful beaches and stunning scenery just down the road from busy Sydney, but far enough from the crowds.