12.5 km (3.5 hrs )
The Bicentennial Coastal Walk was the final section of my Barrenjoey to Manly hike (36 km in total). In this section of the Northern Beaches I explored Newport Beach, Bungan Beach, Basin Beach, Mona Vale Beach, Warriewood Beach, Turimetta Beach and the very long Narrabeen Beach. That makes for a lot of walking on the soft, golden sands, with climbing the intervening headlands an additional challenge! The views from these headlands made up for the effort, with sweeping vistas both to the north and south.
Much of this section of the walk was off-road, making for a much more pleasant walking experience than some of the more northern beaches, and the perfect winter weather made for a great day out. Now just to complete the southern Sydney beaches!