The beach is a popular walking destination, with strong links to recreational use of Birubi Point Crown Reserve. A majority of walkers enter the WCL via the Crown Reserve.The section of the WCL between the frontal dune crossing on Gan Gan Road Access and the Birubi Point Crown Reserve has the largest number of pedestrians and short-distance walkers. The popularity of this section of the WCL is associated with its closeness to Anna Bay, the Birubi Point Crown Reserve, and, during the warmer months and peak holiday periods, the Birubi Surf Life Saving Club. Visitors in this section of the WCL typically spend time on the beach, swimming and surfing. During peak holiday periods the beach in this section of the WCL is dominated by four-wheel drives that use the beach area for parking.
Small numbers of visitors park at the Lavis Lane entrance and walk along the vehicle access track to the dunes. The beach and swale area of the WCL provides a unique long-distance coastal walking opportunity. This is only occasionally completed by small numbers of walkers. The large numbers of vehicles on the beach, especially during peak and shoulder periods, and a lack of promotion are likely factors contributing to the low numbers of walkers completing this long-distance route.
A walking track offering a pleasant walk 2.8km (return) walk to the dunes, commencing from the Fern Bay 4WD access carpark. Access the carpark via Seaside Boulevard at Fern Bay. Refer to the location map below.