Milk Beach is located at the base of Hermit Bay in the Sydney National Park, in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. A small, isolated beach, Milk Beach is known for its breathtaking views of Sydney in the distance.
The beach has calm water thanks to protection on both sides, its gentle waves making it great for kids to splash around, or for bringing novelty pool floaties.
There is a rock shelf to the right of the beach which is often full of sun-seekers but is also great for little rock pools. Watch out for sharp barnacles if you wander this way.
Also to the right of the beach is a large rock pool area that is great for wading in – it is only around ankle deep.
To the left of the beach are rocks that are great for climbing on and around, and a gorgeous wave rock feature.
Milk Beach is great for snorkelling, so BYO flippers and goggles.
There are no cafe or toilet facilities at Milk Beach so bring a picnic lunch and visit the bathrooms at either Nielsen Park or Shark Beach if needed. There are picnic tables in the park area behind the beach.
While Milk Beach can be reached by taking the Hermitage Foreshore Walk, the easiest way is to park on Vaucluse Road as near as possible to Strickland House. Walk down the driveway entrance to Strickland House, pass the house and keep walking down the track to the right and you will reach the beach.
Parking is limited so if you’re heading there on a weekend, consider taking a bus. The 325 stops nearby.
52 Vaucluse Rd
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