Just north of popular Mona Vale beach lies Bungan beach. This tiny beach is not more than 600 meters in length and accessible only down the steep cliff track, making it a beautifully quiet alternative to it’s neighbours. Parking is limited here, but it’s almost never crowded so driving here is relatively easy, but the area is also well serviced by bus of you prefer public transport.
Once here, you will need to navigate down the rocky track to the beach. This track is steep, so may be difficult for the very young and the elderly. That said, once you are make it to the beach the rewards are clear. Frequented only by small groups of surfers usually, this is one of those rare beaches that you will have almost entirely to yourself. And surrounded by rocky cliffs, the scenery makes for a beautifully peaceful day.
Frequented by local surfers and swimmers, the water here is good for both swimming and surfing. However, there are a number of permanent and moving rips here which can make conditions dangerous. Also, being a small beach it is not always patrolled, so it is important to be very careful when you venture into the water.
With such limited access, you won’t find most of the usual facilities here other than some toilets and showers at the Bungan Beach Surf Life Saving Club. It is worth noting too, that the closest cafes are in Mona Vale, so if you come for the day it is best to bring some food and drinks with you. While there aren’t BBQ facilities available, this beautiful beach is never busy, making it a great place to bring a picnic lunch (that doesn’t require cooking!) and spend the day.