Ussher Point

Ussher Point is on the eastern coast in northern Cape York.

It is a nice coastal point with white-sand beaches, some sand dunes, coastal heath vegetation and some beautifully red cliffs, north of Jardine River in Northern Peninsula Area.

The track in is quite slow, and 60km long, and it's off the beaten track so there are not a lot of people here (remote in case you get stuck).

ussher point road
    The road in. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy

But if you do drive all the way in, it's also worth going to Sadd Point.

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    Track to Ussher Point. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy

The track in takes a good few hours as at times it is quite an uneven four wheel drive track.

ussher point camping
    The thong-and-buoy-bush plant. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy

As you first arrive at Ussher Point there are the hanging thongs and buoys - quite usual bush decoration in these parts of Cape York.

ussher point beach
    The southern beach. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy

Next you come to a crocodile warning sign where you can turn right to the white sand beach with some sand dunes in the background;

ussher point lookout
    View from the top of the cliffs. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy

.. or left, which takes you to the top of the cliffs and the views are great but it can be a windy spot, and sometimes there can be sandflies.

ussher point cliffs
    The northern cliffs. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy

You can drive further north from here, but be aware that the sand is very boggy here - we got bogged but did get out once we let the tyres down.

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    Boggy Sands. All photos subject to Copyright - do not copy

It is remote enough a spot that you don't want to get stuck here.

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