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Lorded over by cliffs, this out-of-the-way bay is gloriously isolated. Hike the sloping trail that zigzags down from the roadside; it’s relatively undemanding, with spectacular views around every bend. On the beach below, it’s likely to be just you, the sand and the sea. Bliss.

Those looking for a relaxing swim might consider a different beach. The pounding breakers at Anson Bay are better suited to surfing. Consider packing provisions for a picnic, though. On your way here, you can pick up some seriously tasty organic produce from the nearby roadside honesty boxes.

From Anson Bay, it’s a 5-minute drive south to what we think is one of the best sunset spots on Norfolk Island: Puppy’s Point.

A woman sits at a picnic table set on the sand. Waves come into shore and a pine tree-covered cliff comes down to meet the sea.
Aeriel view of Anson Bay with waves breaking on golden sand and two pine trees in the foreground.
Beach scene with waves breaking on golden sand. A Norfolk pine-covered cliff in the background comes down to the sea.
Beach scene facing the water of Anson Bay with a woman walking across the shore.
Waves breaking on the rocks at the bottom of a cliff.
Aeriel view of part of Anson Bay. The golden sand of the shore is on the left and the breaking waves are to the left.

Destination Details

Operating Hours: 24/7

Cost: Free

Getting Here: Located along Anson Bay Road. Drive 10 minutes northwest from Burnt Pine.

Top Tips for Anson Bay

  • There are public barbecues, picnic tables and toilets at Anson Bay, making it an ideal pit stop if you are road-tripping around the island.
  • If you don’t want to organise a picnic, book in for a tour (including lunch) at nearby Hilli Goat farm.
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