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Pretty Beach

This coastline boasts more than 80 beaches. Discover both deserted beaches and sandy stretches busy and bustling with people. Some have cafes, picnic spots and other facilities; some remain in pristine natural states. For more tourism information, visit www.visitnsw.com. For information on beach safety in this area, visit www.beachsafe.org.au.

  • Murramarang Beach is at the park's northern end, near Bawley Point.
  • Merry Beach, Pretty Beach, Depot Beach are nearby, as is Pebbly Beach, where kangaroos come to the shore at dusk.
  • Popular beaches between Batemans Bay and Narooma include Malua Bay, Bengello Beach (Broulee), Brou Beach (Dalmeny), Narooma Beach and Mystery Bay.

Things you need to know

Batemans Marine Park is home to lots of wildlife, including threatened and protected species that also use these beaches. Therefore activities within Batemans Marine Park are restricted:

  • Domesticated animals are not allowed on beaches and rock platforms directly seaward of land reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. Dogs are not allowed on beaches or rock platforms that abut Eurobodalla Shire Council-declared "No Dog Zones".
  • Vehicles are only permitted on beaches in Batemans Marine Park for launching and retrieving vessels from designated boat launching facilities or other beaches, subject to Eurobodalla Shire Council and National Parks and Wildlife Service requirements.

Montague Island is culturally significant to Aboriginal people, who have strong links to the area within and adjoining the marine park. Local Aboriginal communities within the Yuin Nation are actively involved in consultation on Park issues, especially those affecting cultural use.

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