The Sea Cliff Bridge is located just south of Sydney in the northern Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. It forms a part of the Grand Pacific Drive that runs 138 kms from the Royal National Park at Loftus in South Sydney to Nowra on the South Coast. It links the coastal villages of Coalcliff and Clifton. Along with two lanes of traffic, the bridge also has a cycleway and a walkway. You can park your car and walk across the bridge while enjoying stunning views of the coast. It is a feature of the scenic Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
I came to the Sea Cliff Bridge with another friend and a Wollongong based landscape photographer Brad Chilby (http://chilby.com.au) who was helping me shoot a brand campaign for a Danish clothing company. On my travels, I always like to connect with local photographers for a photo tour of the area I am visiting as they know the best locations for getting the best pictures! I not only get some amazing photos but also am able to see so much of the place that regular tourists would miss out on. Brad has grown up in the area and knows many secret scenic spots that he has either discovered himself or only the locals would know about.
After parking our car, he led us down some rocks through a secret passage till we arrived at the bottom of the cliff. Even though it was raining and a storm was building up, the views of the cliff looking above from the ocean were just stunning.
The Sea Cliff Bridge was named by 11-year-old schoolgirl Makenzie Russell following a naming competition opened to local primary school students. It has featured in television commercials for Ferrari and also a video game.
If you are driving to Jervis Bay, you can take the Grand Pacific Drive detour via the Sea Cliff Bridge; it's a great drive.