On the northern shores of  Batemans Bay, and enclosed by headlands with chain-like rock formations, is Chain Bay. The beach within Chain Bay is Maloneys Beach. Take the Cullendulla Road turnoff from the Princes Highway – the road turns intoLong Beach Road, and after several kilometres, Northcove Beach Road. Follow this to the end to reach Hibiscus Close and Maloneys Beach.

Maloneys Beach

Named after the Maloney family who settled in the area around 1885, the kilometre-long beach and cluster of homes around it, is adjacent to the Murramarang National Park. Walk in to the park from the eastern end of the beach or look for the track that runs off the eastern end of Maloneys Drive.

The beach environs are ideal for family outings with a wide grassy reserve, toilets, boat ramp, free electric barbecues and covered picnic area. There is also plenty of car parking at the eastern end and a natural boat ramp.

The western end of the beach features a protected cove and string of small rockpools – perfect for children to explore. The colourful rock ledges are teeming with sea creatures that will surprise and delight everyone – you may even catch a glimpse of the local dolphin pod as it travels past.

If you want to bring your own animals for a romp on the beach, take note that dogs are prohibited from the Hibiscus Close turnoff to the end of the beach. Elsewhere a council time share use policy is in effect, check the local signage for details.

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