Where to find the machete in Sons of the Forest

Sons of the Forest machete - a view of a sandy beach with two deflated dinghys near the waves and forested hills in the background
(Image credit: Endnight Games)

The machete can be tricky to find in Sons of the Forest as it's off the beaten path, and even if you know its approximate location, it's still not easy to spot. In this guide, I'll show you exactly where to find it. If you want to know where to find other weapons to help you survive the terrifying island, there's a guide for that too—you can even befriend Virginia and equip her with a gun for some extra protection.

Of course, you'll need to figure out how to get water and food if you want to survive any length of time, but a Sons of the Forest machete should prove useful against the other threats you might face. Here's where to find it. 

Sons of the Forest machete location 

The machete is found on a beach on the north coast of the island. There is a small camp in this location, with several tents and lots of goodies lying around. You'll also find several crates to search and the option to save your game, too. The machete is found close to the ocean, stabbed into a red, deflated dinghy. It can be difficult to spot with all the rocks you can pick up in this area, so check the screenshot below so you know what to look for.

If you haven't picked up the rebreather in the cave close by, it's worth doing that while you're here. You'll need it if you want to explore another cave and find the shovel, which in turn can help you find other valuable items. 

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.