This beautiful beach is a short drive from Bathurst along the coast. The road to Pokeshaw Beach & Park offers lovely scenic views and a leisurely drive.
We loved this beach on our Summer 2020 visit. There is a small parking lot down at the beach level. At low tide, you can walk along the beach towards Pokeshaw Rock, home to a cormorant colony, or the other direction toward cliffs with many interesting rocks and formations.
Although it was a very windy day, and the waves were rolling in with force, we walked a while and enjoyed our visit. On a calmer day, I could imagine spending hours here enjoying the views and the sandy beach.
Beautiful park and beach operated and maintained by community volunteers. This beach includes a scenic lookout, birdwatching, cormorant nesting site, and an intricately weathered rocky cliff shoreline.
In addition to beach access, you can enjoy the boardwalk at the top of the cliff, that offers a different viewpoint on the rock from above. You will also learn more about the area and its links to Irish culture through the explanatory panels in this part of the park.
DETAILS for Pokeshaw Beach:
- Picnic sites & washrooms on site.
- Unsupervised saltwater swimming beach.
- Fees in the summer: $2 per person per day, $5 per family per day, or a seasonal pass at $25.
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