30 mins

930 m Return

58 m

Hard track
This walk guides you down a short but fairly steep trail to the beautiful Cobblers Beach. The beach is a small pretty and clothing optional beach on the northern edge of Middle Head in Sydney Harbour NP. There is a grassy area above the beach if you want to picnic and the water is generally protected from the swell and the rocks on the shoreline are interesting to explore.

Maps for the Cobblers Beach walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Cobblers Beach bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Cobblers Beach

Accessibility summary information for the Cobblers Beach

Parking: There are 0 designated accessible parking areas on this walk.
Toilets: There are 0 designated accessible toilets on this walk.
Seats: There are 0 places to sit on this walk.
Hazards: There are 1 specific noteable accessability related hazards on this walk.
      Trip Hazard A series of 4 cut sandstone steps (ranging up to 34cm high) and debris to access sandy beach area. Found about 440m into the walk.

Accessibility Details

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 930 m
Time 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 290m of this walk is very steep, whilst the remaining 180m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 420m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 50m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 420m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 50m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 470m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 470m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 290m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 180m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Cobblers Beach walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Cobblers Beach walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Cobblers Beach walk starts and ends at the Cobblers Beach Trail trackhead (gps: -33.826982, 151.26425)
Your transport options to Cobblers Beach Trail trackhead are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. Parking fees apply in the area.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/cb

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂