Hearson Cove is a small sandy cove with steep rugged hills to the south and west and an outlook across Nickol Bay. At high tide, it’s an ideal swimming spot, and at low tide, you can walk for hundreds of metres on the exposed tidal flats, walk to the turtle islands and try to spot the turtles in the coral cay. The expansive mud flats also make it an ideal spot to watch the Staircase to the Moon.The staircase to the Moon. From April to October, a natural phenomenon caused by a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats at Hearson's Cove at extremely low tides, creates a beautiful optical illusion of a magical staircase reaching to the moon. A must place to visit, only a 21 minute drive from us.