This stunning and runnable track leads you through dramatic sparse landscapes that do not feel as if they could possibly be near to Sydney. If you are interested in running the Coastal Walk, here are a few tips:
- Fill up your water at Wattamolla Beach (tap near the toilets)
- Check the Bundeena ferry timetable to make sure you don't miss the last ride.
- Don't rely on Otford's single cafe to be open even if it should be.
- Bring your swimmers. Stunning beaches the length of the route, or at Jibbon Beach if you want to swim after.
The FKT for the Royal National Park Coastal Walk is currently listed at 26 hours, so here's my fastest effort to date, lowering the time to 3 hours. I'm sure a great runner will tear a huge chunk of time off that.