Together the park and reserve protect an important area of coastal plant and animal communities including old growth forest, extensive heathland, estuarine and freshwater wetlands, dune ecosystems, a large number of threatened native animals species and biogeographically significant plant species.
A number of cultural features are found in the park, most notably Boyds Tower, Green Cape lightstation and the ruins at Bittangabee Bay associated with whaling and lighthouse activities, as well as a number of Aboriginal sites. An Aboriginal culture camp has been established at Haycock Point to help facilitate Aboriginal cultural activities in the local area.
The draft amendment to the Ben Boyd National Park and Bell Bird Creek Nature Reserve Plan of Management is to enable the Light to Light Walk project in the southern section of Ben Boyd National Park.
Changes to the plan of management are now proposed to enable improvements to the visitor experience in Ben Boyd National Park, particularly for walkers on the Light to Light Walk.