Squeaky Beach


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One of the Prom’s iconic locations, the rounded grains of quartz sand make a ’squeak’ when walked on.

Squeaky Beach can be accessed by vehicle from the Squeaky Beach carpark or via short walks from Lilly Pilly Gully carpark, Picnic Bay or Tidal River.

Toilet facilities are located adjacent to the carpark.

Tidal River to Squeaky Beach Track

Starting at the Tidal River footbridge, this popular walk offers spectacular coastal views as it climbs up and over the headland
that separates Norman and Leonard Bays and descends to Squeaky Beach.

Distance: 2.1km.
Time: 50 minutes.
Grade: Moderate.

Squeaky Beach via Tidal Overlook Walk

Starting at the Lilly Pilly Gully carpark, this walk offers the best views of the Prom’s west coast and a chance to observe a variety of coastal plant communities as it climbs the Tidal Overlook track on the headland between Norman and Leonard Bays before descending to Squeaky Beach.

Distance: 3.5km.
Time: 1 hour.
Grade: Moderate.

Squeaky Beach via Picnic Bay Walk

One of the iconic locations at the Prom, Squeaky Beach has rounded quartz sand that ‘squeaks’ when you walk on it. Start at the Picnic Bay carpark then walk to the southern end of the beach.

A coastal track winds its way over Leonard Point to Squeaky Beach.

Distance: 2.5km.
Time: 1 hour.
Grade: Moderate.

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