Find on Google Maps On the central coast of New South Wales, the immense sandy beach of Munmorah State Conservation Area stretches about 9 kilometers, and the northernmost part of this huge beach is known as Birdie Beach. This beach is about kilometers north of Sydney and 45 kilometers south of Newcastle, and the closest town is Lake Munmorah. The part of Birdie Beach immediately next to the parking lot is textile, but turn left as you face the water and you'll quickly reach a segment of of the beach that is officially designated for clothing-optional use. The area shaded in red indicates the approximate boundaries of the nude area, which is the northernmost or so meters of the entire 9-kilometer-long beach. Birdie Beach is very popular, drawing several hundred visitors on summer weekends. The atmosphere is more social than that of most nude beaches.
For five years in a row on the queens birthday weekend we gathered with people we had met before and organised our quarters. I was often asked what the beach was like, and most people were generally interested until I casually mentioned that it was a nude beach. We would surf for awhile in the afternoon and return to prepare for dinner and a chat around the campfire. Lovely memories were made except for the last time we went. Age had made a few changes to us all, and Big Kev would stay up longer than Billy and myself, and unfortunately drink more wine than he used to.
The beach has two sand forelands, one 3 km down the beach where wave refraction round Bird Island causes the beach to build seaward, and then in the south at Jewfish Point which has formed in lee of rocks and reefs and where the beach terminates Fig. The beach is backed by a relatively undeveloped barrier that widens from m in the south to 1. The beach is accessible in the northern Red Ochre section at Freemans camping area and Tea Tree picnic area.
We arrived at the beach at about 10am to be greeted by blue sky and crystal clear surf. The beach was already busy and I guess during the day there would have been several hundred nudists along the beach all the way from the track to the carpark right up to the rocks. There were quite a few family groups, which was good to see. We set up at the northern end of the beach and had a lovely day of swimming and walking on the rocks. After recent rain the lagoon at the back of the beach is full of water - it hasn't been full for several years - so it was nice to have a splash in the warm water.