Welcome to South West Rocks
The lovely curve of Trial Bay, stretching east from the township, takes its name from the Trial, a boat that sank here during a storm in 1816 after being stolen by convicts fleeing Sydney. The eastern half of the bay is now protected by Arakoon National Park, centred on a headland that's popular with kangaroos, kookaburras and campers. On its eastern flank, Little Bay Beach is a small grin of sand sheltered from the surf by a rocky barricade. It's both a great place for a swim and also the starting point for some lovely walks.