Cudgen Lake is a pleasant place to stop for a swim or a kayak in the Cudgen Nature Reserve. It's close to the ocean so not many people would think to swim here. You can wade out along the old boat ramp for a swim or if you want to paddle there is a nice little creek with a sandy bottom just past the BBQ's and picnic area. The water is fairly clear and warm.
Tamarind Avenue, Bogangar, NSW
From Cabarita Beach.
- Take Tamarind Avenue to the west and follow it to the end.
- Park and walk across the reserve to find the hidden creek that enters the lake.