Cudgen Creek Estuary

New South Wales

This short walk will take you to Cudgen Headland and South Kingscliff, this goes along beaches and Cudgen Creek.

Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at either end, Kingscliff Surf Life Saving Club or Cudgen Headland. 


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Route/Trail notes

Starting from Surf  Life  Saving  Club: head  south  along  Marine Parade, through Ed Parker Rotary Park.  Cross Cudgen Bridge and turn left towards Cudgen Headland.  Return either by heading south following the coastline or, at low tide, walk back along the beach.  For further guidance see attached GPS file.



Other References
(this site states the walk is 1hr return, this is not true)


We started the walk just on the north side of the bridge and walked up the headland and then down the beach to salt before walking back along the pathway. Beautiful day, crystal clear water and a great place to be.

Bobbe on 1 May, 2023

Pleasant walk with beach, groyne and estuary.

Wanderlust on 16 Jan, 2023

Easy coastal walk. Path, boardwalk & beach. Have a stroll and then lunch in Kingscliff.

Matt P on 10 May, 2020

Beautiful coastal walk

Suzanne on 16 Sep, 2019

Flat and easy. Nice beach and creek views. The Cudgen Headland section of this walk doesn't have much of a set path. Choose whether you want to walk through the park, along the beach or the road. There were a few osprey flying around which was nice.

rob.bushman on 25 Feb, 2017

Beautifully serene.
I recommend doing this one early morning just after sunrise.

Remy on 2008


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