07 April 2010
Pebbly Beach: Perfect
I’ve been to probably 100 different different beaches all over the World in my years of globetrotting. I’m not saying this to sound all “oh, yeah, I’m so awesome, I’ve been to so many beaches” but instead to emphasize how A-MAZING Pebbly Beach is, as it makes - without a doubt - the all-time top five. Yes, it was that good.
Located in the awesomely named Murrawanga National Park, there are only two permanent residents at Pebbly Beach - the operators of the camp site. There’s no running water, no power lines, and no central heating system. That’s right, it’s all pumps, solar, and gas. It all added to the already copious amounts of charm oozing out of every bit of this adventure.
The beach is only accessible by a poorly maintained dirt road that just sort-of “ends” where the path to the water starts. We parked up with our window facing down toward the crashing waves. What view could be better to wake up to?
Then there’s the lack of people. With a limited number of camp sites and cabins there are in turn a limited number of tents and humans. Though the proprietor described the weekend as “busy,” I saw no more than 12 other people on a beach that stretched more than a mile down the coast - capped at each end by “Jurassic Park-like” trees and fabulous cliffs.
Finally, there were the resident kangaroos. They’re wild, they’re friendly, and they hop all over the place. In short, it’s just brilliant. I was so genuinely happy frolicking in the grass with them, my grin was stretched ear to ear.
While all of Oz that I’ve seen thus far is magnificent, Pebbly Beach definitely takes the prize for best beach. When can we go back, I wonder...
More photos are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyletaylor/sets/72157623658783715/