Dolly Beach
Dolly Beach
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Margaret S
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
I did the Dolly Beach tour with Chris !! It’s a very hot long walk so be prepared take water and definitely closed in walking shoes! Once we got there it was beautiful lots of rock pools not swimming! Deep enough for a cool plunge!! Lots of Robber crabs!! And blue crabs on the way there!! Christmas Island has unique landscaping!!
Written 22 October 2023
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Thomas S
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The big question: will the RAV4 make the trip back up the steep road?
We were told to not try that one, and left the RAV4 at the 2WD car park.
We were lucky to hitch a ride back with locals in a 4x4 ute with low range gearbox and difflock, i.e. no problem with the steep incline.
However, we heard of another party of 4 taking a Rav4 down the steep slope (no problem). On the way up, the RAV4 was did not have enough grunt to make it up, 3 passengers got off, and helped push the RAV4 back up...
If you were to catch a downpour while on the beach, the RAV4 might struggle on a wet road even with passengers pushing...
(as alternative, the RAV4 had no problem with the track to Winifred beach)
Written 22 August 2021
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Lupo75
55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
I had never done 4WD driving before, I had a very old hire car and immediately after the “4WD only after this point” sign the track looked very bad - so we abandoned the car and walked!
It’s about 50 mins walk from where we left the car to the start of the board walk, then another 50 mins to the beach.
The walk down is quite steep for two short tracts, but easy otherwise.
We were lucky because at the beach we met a local family who then offered to drive us back up - they were quite experienced drivers. It turned out it was very wise to leave the car behind because even they found the track challenging at times, but I admit I was relieved we got lucky and got a lift and didn’t have to walk uphill on the way back - it would have been a bit tiring after the initial excitement wore off.
The board walk is not continuous, it is interrupted by very muddy and slippery tracts, but I thoroughly enjoyed the walk though the jungle - I thought it looked somewhat different from the Dales.
Lots of red and robber crabs in March.
The beach at the end looks ethereal, something like out of a movie, with steep, weathered cliffs, exotic vegetation and wonderfully coloured water, however it was a bit too rough for snorkelling that day, so we just had a dip in a rock pool and that felt like our own private tropical spa. We got caught in a tropical downpour and thought that actually added to the experience.
Written 15 March 2021
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ronp1954
Langford, Australia806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Absolutely loved the jungle track to the beach. Although quite rough in many parts, slow down be careful and it is fine. Photos of the beach reminded me a bit of Gillian’s Island so we were really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, the track was blocked by a fallen tree so we had to turn around. Even though we didn’t make it to the beach, we absolutely loved the part of the drive we were able to do, and will do it again tomorrow if the weather holds out. Hopefully path will be cleared, but if not, it is a beautiful experience driving though the jungle,
Written 22 February 2021
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TravelAnne
Woodbridge, Australia658 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
Had a 2WD and had to park the car at 4km lenght from the beach. It Was a hot and long walk. Mozzies were not too bad. Spent about 10 min on the beach to take pics and browse a little through the rubbish washed up there. I agree with other reviewers that I have seen more beautiful beaches in different parts of the world. The waters edge has sharp and slippery rocks not suitable to cool down in the water. The 2 hills up to get to my car are killers.
Written 17 October 2020
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peachyboy1
Brisbane, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
beautiful spot to sit and relax but you do need a car to get around and see all the wonderful spots but just remember watch out for the crabs when you are driving
Written 8 January 2020
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Roxanne W owner Island Time Guest Room
Christmas Island, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
White sandy beach with coconut tree backdrop and best place on Island to see our famous robber crabs. Spectacular walk through the jungle to this hidden gem. Stay at Island Time Guest Room and we can offer tour.
Written 16 November 2019
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malafish
Sabah, Malaysia63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
This beach is special with beautiful landscape amd rock pools. It is a 2 km walk so bring water etc. The walk is pleasant and has a boardwalk so relatively easy. Nice forest along the way. Definitely a must.
Written 13 January 2019
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petersjsim
Tawau, Malaysia1,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
The 2K boardwalk leading to the Beach is quite an experience to walk on avoiding ragged rock and track. The Beach is nice. Worth the walk.
Written 24 December 2018
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Billy007863
Norwich, UK167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
This beach is worth a walk from the 2WD car park (4 kms) or you can drive the very steep track down and it is very steep. The boardwalk from the 4WD car park is wonderful, with interesting palms, Robber Crabs and just a tranquil landscape. The beach itself is very attractive, where you can just lose the hours lazing under the palm trees or cooling off in the rocky pool. The BBQ sandpit attracts the wonderful Robber Crabs, so if you are idling you might find a few of the crabs around you.
Written 26 September 2018
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