Mermaid Inlet Abrahams Bosum Reserve

Our Favourite Dog Friendly Walk In Jervis Bay

Our favourite dog friendly walk in Jervis Bay is Abrahams Bosum Reserve.

UPDATE : Sadly on 9th June 2022, Shoalhaven City Council announced that Gosangs Tunnel and Mermaid Inlet would be closed to the public due to safety concerns. We hope that council can carry out some remedial works to reopen these, and everyone can continue to enjoy them.

Abrahams Bosom Reserve

Abrahams Bosom Reserve is at Currarong, and has a variety of walks of different distances and difficulty. It is situated on the headland which separates the ocean from the bay, making for some truly spectacular views.

Information About This Walk

There are 2 car parks nearby, with a toilet block at one of the car parks. There are no refreshments in the reserve, or bins, so take water with you and please take your rubbish away.

Map Abrahams Bosom Reserve CurrarongEntrance to Admirals Bosum Reserve by Bonza Dog Treats

The walk isn't suitable for prams, and I'd recommend wearing closed toe shoes with grip. This is our favourite walk in Jervis Bay, there is plenty for the dogs to sniff, great views, oppportunities for the more adventurous to go "off piste" (not off leash) and if you follow Coomies Walk and take all the little detours, it's likely to take you around 3 - 4 hours.

We have picked up paralysis ticks in the reserve, so check your dogs thoroughly after visiting, and make sure you are up to date with tick prevention. 

If you go after some periods of heavy rain, parts of the walk will be muddy and there will be puddles to walk through or try to dodge - easier said than done in some places.

Wreck Walk

If you decide to take the Wreck Walk path, you will have the opportunity to walk on rock tables if the tide is low at Whale Point. The path is called Wreck Walk because the SS Merimbula was wrecked here in 1928.This is the shortest of the walks on offer, and is perfect if you have senior dogs or mini humans.


Baldrick Beagle on Wreck Walk Admirals Bosum
Wilsons Beach



If you continue on, the next beach is Wilsons Beach. This is a small beach, fairly accessible and close to the car park. 




Marions Way

Marion Way man walking  with dog

If you choose to ignore Wreck Walk, you can walk along Marions Way to reach Honeysuckle Point, which is signposted from the main path.












 Honeysuckle Point

Honeysuckle Point

Coomies Walk

Lobster Bay

Lobster Bay - the path is narrow to the beach.







Continuing on along Coomies Walk, you will reach the path to

Mermaid Inlet and Gosangs Tunnel

We are able to access both of these areas with our dogs, but they are tricky to navigate, so if your dog isn't particularly well behaved, I wouldn't advise it. Gosangs Tunnel is a 15m crawl through to the other side, where you are rewarded with ocean views. It was very overcast on the day we took these photos.


Baldrick Beagle at Gosangs tunnel sign at Admirals Bosum
Here is Baldrick Beagle waiting patiently to be taken through the tunnel. In the Gosangs tunnel man with dog
View North through Gosangs tunnel
It's a crawl through the tunnel for just about everyone - except the dogs. The  view on the other side is worthwhile though.
Just a few minutes south you can access Mermaid Inlet, via a narrow track with a steep drop to the right - you will also have to clamber over a small rock formation. It's worth it for the views, and there are often fisherman on the lower rock platform. 
Sign at Mermaid Inlet
Mermaid Inlet Admirals Bosum
And proof the dogs go too!!
Baldrick Beagle and Marvin Amstaff  dogs at Mermaid Inlet
At this point you can return to the car park along the way you came, being a walk of around 4km, or you can rejoin Coomies Walk and continue on.
uphill at Admirals Bosum walk with dog
At times the path is narrow and quite steep in places, as you climb to the highest part of the walk. There are spectacular views of the Currarong coast line as you approach Beecroft Head, and a birds eye view of Mermaid Inlet.
Currarong beach from Beecroft Head by Bonza Dog Treats
Returning to Coomies Walk, you will now continue on to

Merimbula Trig Station

path at Admirals Bosumview at Admirals Bosum
On this part of the walk the vegetation is like heathland, and the path is quite uneven.
Banksia on Beecroft HeadlandLambertia Formosa on Beecroft Headland
On arrival at the Trig Station, you can access a lookout point with great views of the coastline - and a good place to stop for a breather
Merimbula TrigRest stop for the doggos on Beecroft Headland by Bonza Dog Treats
Once past the Trig Station, the walk quickly changes to a more leafy forest aspect as the walk descends back to sea level.
Admirals Bosum ReserveBoardwalk over Bosums Creek in Admirals Bosum Reserve
Coomies Walk is now nearly over, and as you approach the path to return to the car park, you pass an Aboriginal rock shelter. 
Aboriginal Rock Shelter at Admirals Bosum reserve
We love this walk, and hope you get the opportunity to enjoy it too. 

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