Four-wheel drive enthusiasts hope to get the green light for beach access on the South Coast.
Shane Harris, of Shellharbour, is a member of the 'South Coast 4x4 Beach Access Supporters', which has more that 1500 'likes'.
Mr Harris said the group didn't want to "tear up" local beaches, but to open them up for more users.
They hope a section of Seven Mile Beach could be approved for four-wheel drive access - with strict conditions.
"If you enter from Beach Road and go south, it's fairly isolated," he said.
"We want parts that have the least impact on others. There is a track down to the beach already, and driving would be restricted to between the high and low water marks. Any car driving on the dunes would be kicked out.
"Gates and a permit system provide revenue and stop it being a free-for-all."
Mr Harris said he understood not all people were avid off-road drivers, but it was possible to share.
"Seven councils up the coast have beaches with four-wheel-drive access," he said.
"We can't see why it wouldn't work here. We envision families going down, pulling up and setting up with fishing rods and barbeques for the day. It's not about doing laps. It's a tourism draw card for the off-season."
He said he understood concerns about people misbehaving, but said poor public perception of the behaviour of four-wheel-drive enthusiasts was inaccurate.
"We want to work with the community," he said.
"A four-wheel-drive group of volunteers goes out of a weekend to clean up Mt Keira - hopefully people look at the details of [our proposal] before they make up their minds."
Kiama Mayor Mark Honey said he would not be in favour of the proposal due to the presence of endangered species in the national park adjoining the beach, although he acknowledged that Seven Mile Beach had been used for car races in the 1930s.
Shoalhaven City Council was asked for comment.