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About Dolly Beach, Christmas Island
From the 4WD car park, this is a leisurely walk of just under 2 kilometres, mostly on a boardwalk, through shore terrace rain forest to Dolly Beach. It is an isolated and picturesque sandy beach with a coral reef and a freshwater stream.
Robber crabs, the largest land crabs on earth, inhabit the area above the beach and turtles nest all year round. Take a dip in the rock pools, please be aware of rogue waves.
Dolly Beach is a designated camp site and camping permits can be obtained from Christmas Island National Park HQ.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
40 minutes each way
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
Additional Useful ItemsWater, sunscreen, bathing and snorkelling gear
No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.
FacilitiesCamping is permitted under certain conditions but please contact Christmas Island National Park on (08) 9164 8700 if you wish to camp.
- Car Park
Best time of year
All year round.
From Settlement - an unsealed road to the 2WD or 4WD car park
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Dolly BeachOne of the pristine beaches on Christmas Island
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