Simmos Beach in the Georges River Corridor has been a local favourite for generations and makes for a perfect day out. It features a variety of recreational facilities set amongst pristine bushland.
Simmos Beach Reserve lies on the Georges River and boasts both beautiful bushland and a range of facilities for our visitors. These include trails, a BBQ and picnic areas, a children's playground and a kayak ramp.
In addition visitors can explore the reserve along a network of upgraded walking trails which are tailored for different ages and fitness levels. Our walking trails range from the 800m river-side Watergum walk to the 3.9km Simmo's Track which does a loop through the whole reserve.
Next to the main car park scenic views of the Georges River can be enjoyed from a timber deck above the beach. Adjacent to the deck is a stairwell that allows easy access to Simmos Beach itself. Here you can sit on the white sand and enjoy the natural beauty of our river and bushland.
The Reserve is home to a range of habitat types, ranging from Shale-Sandstone Transition Forest and Coastal Sandstone Ridgetop Forest on the ridge to Hinterland Sandstone Gully Forest in the valley.
These habitats support a number of threatened flora and fauna species, including:
- Persoonia nutans (Nodding Geebung)
- Pterostylis saxicola (Sydney Plains Greenhood Orchid)
- Hibbertia puberula
- Grevillea parviflora subsp parviflora (Small-flower Grevillea)
- Acacia pubescens (Downy Wattle)
- Little lorikeet
- Grey-headed flying fox
Council has a regular volunteer bushcare group which is located at Simmos Beach. This bushcare group helps improve the natural environment through activities such as weed management, litter removal and tree planting. If you would like to know more check out Simmos Bushcare.