New Chum Beach Track
ElevationAscent: 59' 18 m
Descent: -50' -15 m
High: 50' 15 m
Low: 1' 0 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
“A short track used to access New Chum Beach.”— Kristen McGlynn
Once past this stretch along the rocks, the trail turns inland and climbs a small saddle. If you are feeling adventurous and would like a more aerial view of New Chum Beach, there is a spur trail that leads to the true high point of the saddle - this trail is VERY steep and requires scrambling up several rocky sections. From the saddle, the trail descends through a grove of Nikau palms before popping out on the south end of New Chum Beach.
This mile-long beach is shaped like a crescent and has some lovely dunes and stunning rock faces along its edge. It is a unique experience to be on a beach that is truly removed from any signs of civilization as you won’t find any high rises or beach-side cafes or gift shops here. This sense of remoteness and a relatively pristine wilderness setting is a nice pay off for a relatively short, easy, and accessible trail. (Obviously, this beach is pretty popular so don’t expect to be the only one there). Pack a picnic, bring your swimsuit, or simply enjoy a walk on the beach before returning the way you came.
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