Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands is currently open for beach driving, however drivers are warned to drive with caution as the large swell and high tides have created steep drop offs along some areas of the beach. Avoid driving on the beach front one to two hours either side of high tide. Be prepared for the changing conditions and check your equipment before you visit. Make sure you adjust your tyre pressure to the appropriate level at the deflation bay at the start of the track.
Dune driving is only allowed in the designated dune driving area south of the Lavis Lane (Williamtown) 4WD access. The easiest way to access the dune driving area is to enter via the Lavis Lane (Williamtown) 4WD track, and turn right when you get to the beach. Dune driving is not permitted in the stretch of park between the Lavis Lane (Williamtown) 4WD entry and the Anna Bay 4WD entry. Please be aware that Rangers are issuing fines for anyone illegally driving on the dunes outside of the dune driving area.
Visitors are reminded to avoid driving along the beach front two hours either side of high tide. If the beach becomes too narrow to pass safely, retrace your route. Do not attempt to bypass the beach by crossing the frontal dune – penalties apply.
COVID-19 physical distancing applies – stay safe and help stop the spread.
Please remember that COVID-19 restrictions still apply when visiting the park. As this is a rapidly changing situation, people are advised to regularly check the NSW Health website or the NSW National Parks website nswparks.info/covid19 for updates on restrictions and how to protect yourself and the community.
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Here’s some great tips on beach driving:
This video has been produced by ARB 4×4 Accessories. The Worimi Conservation Lands supports the beach driving techniques outlined in the video, however recognises that there are other 4WD brands and products available.
The beach within the Worimi Conservation Lands is unpatrolled. Swimming is not advised. Lifeguards are on duty further north at Birubi Point Surf Lifesaving Club when red and yellow flags displayed. Please swim between the flags.
In an emergency dial 000 or, if no mobile reception, try 112. If calling from the beachfront, advise operator of closest distance marker (markers are not to scale).