Soldiers Point circuit walk

There is one word to describe this walk. Ok, there are probably more, but the first word that comes to mind is stunning. Following the coastline around the peninsula, the walk traverses beaches, small pathways and the rocky shore of the point.  

Soldiers Point circuit walk at a glance

Distance: 10km circuit

Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Track: No marked trail. Beach walking, rock hopping, and some road walking.

Australian walking track Grade:  4

 Start:  Bob Cairns Reserve, Cook Street, Salamander Bay

Finish: Bob Cairns Reserve, Cook Street, Salamander Bay

Nearby trails: Tomaree Headland Summit, Tomaree Coastal walk

Bookings/Permits: Not required

Other information: Excellent picnic, playground facilities and toilet facilities available at Bob Cairns Reserve.  Limited car parking available, arrive early to get a park (particularly in school holiday periods). Toilets are also available near Soldiers Point boat ramp (approx. 1/2 way through the 10 km loop).

Information on how walking trails are graded can be found here. 

The Trail

There is no marked trail for this walk. Complete the walk in an anti-clockwise direction, keeping the water on your right hand side until you reach Diemars Road. Turn left on Diemars Road and follow this across the peninsula until you reach Soldiers Point Road.

Cross the roundabout on Soldiers Point Road and take Randall Road back towards Cook Street and Bob Cairns Reserve.

Map of Soldiers Point circuit walk
Wharf post overlooking calm bay

Highly recommend waking or wearing or swimmers so that you can have a quick (or long) swim before you head home. The water here is beautiful and fantastic for boating, stand up paddle boarding, and of course swimming.

There are a number of excellent cafes, restaurants and coffee shops located on Soldiers Point Road. Or grab some supplies from the grocery store and enjoy a picnic and a post hike swim in the bay.

Getting there

Bob Cairns Reserve is located at Cook Street, Salamander Bay (although locals might argue that this is actually part of Soliders Point. Cook Street is off Foreshore Drive and relatively easy to find if you use a GPS. 

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