Sunday afternoon at Wattamolla Beach

The weekend brought us sunshine and warmth, an increasingly rare combination, now that Autumn has arrived to Australia, so we took the opportunity to go sightseeing.

We packed some food, joined some friends, and headed to the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, for a BBQ and a relaxed afternoon by the beach.

It's a short trip and in less than an hour we reached our destination: the picnic area of Wattamolla.

One of the things I love about Australia is how easily we have access to beautiful parks outside the bustle of the city (in fact, even in the city there are plenty of nice parks). Being able to enjoy leisure areas with all essential facilities and even free barbecues it's really a privilege!
In the National Park there's an $11 dollar fee per vehicle, a fair enough price to pay to enjoy the Nature, while helping with general maintenance and conservation of the park.

We found a perfect shaded spot, had our turn on the barbie and enjoyed a great Sunday lunch.
Then  we were ready to make the journey to the beach.

On the way to the beach
We walked towards the coast and found a beautiful beach, surrounded by rocks and a trail of water,  which we actually had to cross to reach the sand.

On the other side
Beach on one side, forest on the other
It was a complete change of scenario from the grassed picnic area and suddenly it felt like we were somewhere else.

We followed the little river further into the beach, where a lagoon formed near the waterfalls. It was the perfect setting for our relaxed afternoon.

The waterfalls and the "jump rock"
Here we had plenty of entertainment, watching agile kids climbing the rocks to the top and then jump from up there. I should say that it's dangerous and prohibited to climb and jump from that area, but it sure made for a good time watching them having fun and 'scoring' the jumps.

The soft sand, the heat of the sun peeking through the clouds, the sound of the waterfalls and the sea in the distance, made ​​this the perfect place to rest and to recharge batteries for another week. 

I left my camera at home and those phone photos don't do the beauty of this place any justice.
I'll leave you with these, from the official website, instead:

Photo from here
Photo from here
Photo from here

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