TREK – The Cowrie Patch – Cape Woolamai’s Hidden Beach
Out of sight from Woolamai Beach and out of site from along the Woolamai Track is The Cowrie Patch beach and it’s guardian, Sentinel Rock.
The Cowrie Patch is a beach made from the surf pounding away at the surrounding granite. It’s a course sand beach unlike Woolamai. Sentinel Rock, a large granite monolith, guards the entrance to The Cowrie Patch.
Access to The Cowrie Patch is only possible at low tide. Head South down Woolamai Beach towards the staircase leading up to the Woolamai track. Once you reach the staircase, continue along the base of the cliffs. Follow this often rocky and slippery route to where the coastline makes a marked L turn Westward. You’ll enter the Cowrie Patch through a narrow gap between the cliff face and Sentinel Rock.