Long Bay


Down below Sam Lord's Castle, this coconut-lined, windswept bay doesn't get many visitors. It's not a safe place for swimming, but is a good place for a stroll. Road access runs through the Sam Lord's Castle hotel construction site however this access may become limited when the hotel finally opens. An alternative access ramp leads down to the beach from the end of the wall at the extreme southern end of the complex.

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1. Sam Lord's Castle

0.18 MILES

This abandoned Georgian mansion overlooking Long Bay was built by buccaneer Samuel Hall Lord in 1820. It's said he amassed a fortune by hanging lanterns…

2. Shark Hole

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3. Bottom Bay

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4. Crane Beach


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5. Sunbury Plantation House

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Built between 1660 and 1670, the handsome Sunbury Plantation House was painstakingly restored after a 1995 fire. The house has 60cm-thick walls built of…

6. Bath

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7. Martin's Bay

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8. Andromeda Botanic Gardens

7.94 MILES

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