Coastal Recreational Walk: Sharpes Beach to Pat Morton Lookout
Starting from the Sharpes Beach car park on Coast Road, Skennars Head, this walk takes you to the Pat Morton Lookout via the Coastal Recreational Walk. This moderately easy walk begins from Sharpes Beach and follows the hilly coastline north to the Pat Morton Lookout, located at the top of Lennox Point, passing stunning coastal scenery and beautiful beaches along the way. The walk initially climbs gently past Whites Head and Skennars Head, then descends towards Iron Peg before reaching Boulder Beach, a popular surfing and fishing spot. After following a boardwalk across a freshwater wetland, the walk climbs past Shag Rock and follows the grassy clifftops to the Pat Morton Lookout, which offers panoramic views over the Lennox Head township and beyond to Cape Byron, as well as the chance to see whales during their annual migration. From there, walkers can either continue to the Pat Morton Lookout car park or return along the same route. This walk consists of wide and narrow, gently undulating walking trails with sealed surfaces, compacted gravel surfaces and steps. It is suitable for average fitness levels and can be done in either direction. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.