Jibbon Beach (Little Jibbon)
Located at the point at which the southern Sydney suburbs rub up against the Royal National Park, Jibbon Beach and the nearby Little Jibbon Beach face north into the outer reaches of Port Hacking.
Jibbon Beach is approximately 700 meters in length and made up of clean yellow sands dotted with occasional flat rock protruding up from beneath the surface. Part shaded by trees and other shrubs, it takes its name from the Tharawal Aboriginal word for “sandbar at low tide”.
The beach can get windy at times, and the rich blue of its waters indicates they become deep just a few metres from shore, limiting swimming and surfing options. The beach is also a starting point for a number of coastal walks, including the five kilometre Jibbon Loop Track and longer Jibbon Track - avoid confusing the two.
The Loop Track includes a boardwalk passage over Aboriginal rock art carvings several thousand years old and across Little Jibbon Beach on route to its furthest point of Shelley Beach. Little Jibbon Beach is a small area of sand where swimming is possible. Its secluded nature has made it an unofficial nudist beach.
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